If you just chanced upon this blog via WordPress, you may not be aware of our Facebook page. We are also a shop selling bento items locally in the Philippines. And I am just excited about our very first shipment because of these:
1. Sauce bottles:
There’s nothing more fun for a little person than to have control over things especially with what they put in their tiny mouths. Kulay would go gaga over these, specially that car. It’s like a special little task he’d love to take part in or play with, whichever the case may be, as long as it puts the right kind of food in his tummy.
The left one I’d use for more liquid-y sauce like a vinaigrette et.al.. And the right one for more dip-like consistency like mayo, ketchup, yoghurt and cream based dressing, etc. The bigger sized car may fit the right amount of butter for pancakes. Hey it may hold enough hummus too.
3: These exciting times is made more exciting by this:
A furikake dispenser. This is the wikipedia description of furikake.
Furikake (振り掛け / ふりかけ?) is a dry Japanesecondiment meant to be sprinkled on top of rice. It typically consists of a mixture of dried and ground fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, salt, and monosodium glutamate. Other flavorful ingredients such as katsuobushi (sometimes indicated on the package as bonito), or okaka (bonito flakesmoistened with soy sauce and dried again), freeze-dried salmon particles, shiso, egg, powdered miso, vegetables, including kimchi, etc., are often added to the mix.
Furikake is often brightly colored and flaky. It can have a slight fish or seafood flavoring, and is sometimes spicy. It can be used in Japanese cooking for pickling foods and for rice balls (onigiri.)
But why should we stop at using it for furikake if your bento isn’t Japanese food anyway. There are no bento police. It can be as simple as a salt and pepper shaker, cayenne pepper, grated parmesan cheese… All the possibilities. One thing about furikake, though, is they come in a variety of colors which would be nice for decorative purposes.
I hope you’re all as excited as I am.