Today at the crazy cool Pacific Ocean Marketplace, I was disappointed that they were out of red bean buns. They are a Chinese staple ... sort of the Asian version of coffee cake. Mmm. Anyway, they did have Misakaya Red Bean Bread, a Japanese version. It's JUST as delicious. Mae and I are having a hard time doing anything but nibbling them.
I was hoping to find a bento box or two, but was unsuccessful. I did score lots of special treats. In particular, a graham-cracker type of cookie that is long and round. Mae LOVED them in China.
After POM, I took a gander at the next door Dollar Store. And I found bento boxes! They weren't labeled as such, but they are PERFECT. There are two boxes that came in this set ($.50 each!). They have a handy clip-lock feature that I hope the others have. Mae's is a sweet little bowl shaped one, but I need to get a band for it to keep it secured. I prepared these bentos for the kids and Paul to nibble on before Shabbat services. I led Tot Shabbat tonight and it went well.
The boys split the top left one; Mae's in on the right. The bottom center is Paul's. Apple slices, clementines, edamame, spring rolls, sushi maki and Inarizushi (for Paul & Mae) and Morningstar Chix Nuggets for the boys. Yum.