Flower Bentos with Monbento Original Black
As my post in this special month, I come across with my flower bentos in my awesome black monbento two-tier boxes. This bento box is one among a few of my most favorites. It’s black, cool and stylish! I was beyond happy when I received the package consisting of these black MB Original bento boxes, an MB bento bag, and an MB pocket cutlery set.
As it’s one of my most favorites, I often bring it to campus for my lunch. Male working mates are ones who rarely give a comment to your lunch, let alone your lunch boxes. However, my black MB Original is a different case. Some of my male mates said that I have a cool bento box. One of them even said that he would love to bring home-cooking lunch if he had a box like mine, tee hee.
I understand what they meant. I chose to have the black one as I thought black is neutral and elegant color. The box’s sleek and stylish design, at another view, make it look masculine too, lol. Don’t forget the sporty look that it possesses. That’s why I name this box “Ganteng”, meaning “handsome” in English :D. The neutral and elegant black color enables male or female bento lovers to collect it. The black color can also boost the food color to stand out more. I know, I got the right choice :)
These two-tier boxes are made from high quality material. It’s BPA-free and has a unique “soft touch” exterior. All parts of the product are microwave-safe (except the top lid) and dishwasher-safe. The MB Original containers are airtight; no more leaks with the great inner lids that are also microwaveable with the little cap opened. It makes the perfect lunch box to carry your meal to work. The size is great for small to medium lunch. My MB Original also comes with sauce cup and black elastic band to secure the tiers. A set of instruction is included to ensure that the box is correctly used and cared.
The next thing I love is the monbento MB pocket cutlery set. The set matches the MB boxes with style! It consists of fork, knife, and spoon insert-able under the lid of the MB Original bento box. These sturdy cutlery sets are made of 100% stainless steel and dishwasher-safe. The set comes in a slim storage so that we also use them with other bento boxes.
Last, let’s put ‘em in the monbento bag! This bag is designed for monbento boxes, however, you absolutely can use it for other bento boxes with similar size. This convenient and strong bag is made of polyester which is more eco-friendly than cotton. In addition, it’s machine washable :)
Now let’s talk about the flower bento that I made. I used kidney beans to make the flowers. I’m happy with the flower look, but a bit unhappy with the crinkles on the bean surfaces. The yellow center part was from smoked cheese cutouts. Little flowers were made from fish cake pinned with fried spaghetti. Cilantro was used as the leaves as well as to give aroma. For the onigiries, I mixed white and brown rice grains, added with a small amount of red rice grains. Blanched broccoli florets, tamagoyaki, carrot and shimeji mushroom stir fry, chicken nuggets, and homegrown cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves filled the other tier.
The other day I made another flower-themed bento. I put a lot of rice in the box. It’s so fulfilling, but I enjoyed it with my bestie :D. As the box size can be used for small to medium lunch, you can adjust it to your portion. I sometimes used my MB Original boxes to storage my breakfast and lunch. Just like the following chick and bear bentos, two meals in one-set boxes – so practical, right? :D