is coming soon! finally here!
Apologies to our dear Lasang Pinoy 25 participants who made their own creative bentos. End of the round coincided with a major house move, which presently leaves me with boxes of unopened stuff and no internet connection, ugh. What could be worse for a blogger, especially a blogger who’s supposed to do a timely round-up? 🙁
But I did promise some stuff for the bento-makers and they’re here, namely a couple of Filipino cookbooks, bento box, lunch kits and my sexy friend Alma from GeiserMaclang has even donated a P1000 gift certificate from Delifrance. So it’s still fun 😛
Here’s a summary of participants and their bento creations. It wasn’t MANY 😀 but I do believe in quality rather than quantity. Also, I realize that bento-making is not really part of the culinary mainstream..it’s more like an acquired taste for our aspiring slash busy cooks. Still, I’d like to give my kudos to the following blog friends for coming up with their entries:
Early bird Iska came up with a beautifully-laid tocino bento consisting of yummy cured pork, hard-boiled egg and vegetables.
Ryan of KainPinoy prepared something most of us just couldn’t resist: classic adobo bento with sidings of fried eggplant, tomatoes and bagoong which they brought on a sunny picnic to the La Mesa Ecopark!
Lasang Pinoy’s resident moderator Mike Mina educates us on the origins of the fiambrera (Spanish for lunchbox) of his childhood. These are the multi-level tin lunchboxes we see in the stores up to now, and very handy too! See how Mike makes his baon more special with a tower of fiambrera goodies.
Ces over at Spices whipped up another can’t resist dish, Longsilata (short for longganisa, sinaing and ensalata) which she prepared on the verge of watching American Idol. We think the highlight of this creation is the irresistible salad of mangoes, red onions, salted eggs and bagoong – yum!
Fashionista Dexie over at FeistyMomma prepared a Pinoy-style bento of my favorite (and yours too?) fried tilapia, rice, green beans and mango salsa. Am suddenly getting hungry, and we surely want your salsa recipe Dexie;)
JMom’s entry is ‘better late than never’ (and it’s indeed getting better!) Her garlic fried chicken bento is just good, and embellished with stir-fried snow peas and bell peppers.
As for me, I was busy myself and was only able to make the Arroz a la Cubana bento you can find somewhere in this blog.
Up next: the prizes!!!