Purple & Red Lavender Bento for the B.O.M.B

by - Friday, March 05, 2010

Purple & Red Lavender Bento for the B.O.M.B 1

So interested in taking a part of Debra's The B.O.M.B for March. Love the theme so much, “green living things as baran (food separator)". Since it's green-living-baran, we are supposed to use only natural green things (non-artificial). For today's bento, I used Kyuri cucumber as my baran. Just back from work, not many words left in my mind to share hehehehe *so tired ;P*. So here we go...

1st tier: Steamed rice adorned with purple and red lavender made from colored baby corns and green beans.

2nd tier: Boiled broccoli, sweet corn, imitated crab stick, and quail egg (the egg was let unpeeled since I LOVE the motif of the shell :D), kumquats, Kyuri cucumber as baran, and what are those red-green-things looked like flowers? They're called "otak-otak" here - but definitely not a real "otak-otak" since the real one should be looked like this. "Otak-otak" is a kind of Indonesian food whose one of the main ingredients is fish. The one that appears on my bento (I think) is a modern version of Indonesian classic "otak-otak" hehehehe. If I translate "otak-otak" loosely into English, it'll be little bit funny, "brains" hahahaha LOL. The word "otak" means "brain" in English :D

Purple & Red Lavender Bento for the B.O.M.B 2

So happy to take participation for this March's B.O.M.B. Thanks a lot Debra for this cool event! :D

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29 comments

  1. Wow, nice and fresh bento, love the purple and red lavender, great job..^^

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  2. Beautiful bento! I will never thought of coloring the baby corn but it turns out so nice. Great idea Tata! And it's my first time to see that 2 color otak usually just plain white. This bento will be great for Debra's BOMB challenge (^.^) Have a nice weekend Ta!

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  3. @Rachel: Thanks Rachel! So happy with your comment :D

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  4. @Mbak Lia: Thanks a lot Mbak Lia :D. Oh, can't believe that you can't find the green-red otak-otak in Jakarta. Feel so lucky to find them in Malang hahahaha ;D

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  5. this is sooooo pretty tata! i agree with lia, coloring the corn was a great idea, i never would have thought of that - the lavender came out so delicate as a result. and the cucumber baran is great - the whole box is bursting with a sense of freshness and nature (even the box itself is green)!

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  6. This bento is the bomb!!! It is gorgeous and looks so delicious! I love all of the little details Tata, you are so talented. :D

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  7. I'm with Susan--this is one gorgeous bento! The beautiful flowers have me amazed--a lovely bento to enjoy in every fine detail. Brava!!

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  8. Amazing, so cute flowers! I'm wondering if these are kinds of hyacinths!?
    The quail egg is cute as it looks like the tiny Earth.
    I think the Otak-otak just resembles Kamaboko.
    But we call geeks and nerds "Otaku", haha! That's funny.

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  9. very pretty indeed, well done :)

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  10. Tata, I wish my bento looked half as nice as yours do! Beautiful :)

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  11. Your bento looks delicious ^-^ I like the idea with the lavender a lot :)

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  12. Ta, this is so pretty !!!

    Gak kepikiran kalo baby corn bisa di warnain gitu.

    Ajarin dong bikin bento yg lucu....

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  13. I always love to look at your bento and cooking photos. Never fail to inspire me! Love the baby corn flowers; they look like grape hyacinths! Will have to remember that very cool idea! Love it all, soo pretty :)

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  14. Hello, nice to know you. the first time I visited this site was when you posted the curly girl from noodles.
    but now, wow, overloaded with superb skilled-beautiful interesting bento.

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    PS, may I put your site on my link?
    Thanks a lot

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  15. @Megan: Thanks Megan, love your sweet comments :D

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  16. @Susan: Haha, thanks Susan. I'm not that talented, mine is nothing compared from yours :D. Btw, ur comments do make me flattered :D

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  17. @Bentobird/Jenn: Thanks a lot Jen! You're so sweet :D

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  18. @Babykins: Thanks Izumi! I think you're right. It looks like hyacinths :D. About "Otaku", I think nerdy is (often) brainy. So, otaku is the right word! Ha ha!

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  19. @Javapot: Thanks a lot! Thanks for dropping by :D

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  20. @總共多少: You're welcome. Love to share with you :D

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  21. @Arkonite: Believe me Susan, yours are already adorable *indeed* :D

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  22. @Lil'chan: Thanks for your sweet comment Lil'chan. So happy if you like it :D

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  23. @the bargowo: Makasih Mbak.... bentonya Mbak lo dah lucu2 bangeeeeet :D

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  24. @Sheri: Haha, thanks a lot Sheri. I always get a new power after reading your encouraging comments. Thanks again! :D

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  25. @Kawaii: Arigatou Kawaii!! Visited the link right away :D

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  27. what a wonderful bento-site! <3 I love it so much and have to watch you! =D Thanks for sharing all the great photos for inspiration!

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  28. @Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog): Thanks a lot for your sweet comment and for visiting my blog :D. Gonna launch to your blog directly :D

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