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This morning I had the latest newsletter from J-list in my Inbox and I was so devastated to read that they’ve got a booth at AX! *sob* To think I could have been bento shopping while covering an FFXI event at the same time! *cry cry*

Ok I got all my emo out, on to the bento for today!

We ate takeout from Kim Chee 7 last night and I took a piece of Mr. Pikko’s extremely oily but oh-so-good meat jun for my lunch. Kim Chee serves good everything. Their chicken is juicy and tasty, the meat jun is soft and well marinated, they have KILLER sauces, the shrimp tempura is HUGE and onolicious, and their soup and veggies are really good. My only “complaint” is that their cabbage and bean sprouts namul are nowhere near as good as Gina’s. I’ve eaten at Kim Chee 2 in Kaimuki and 7 at Westridge. I have no clue where Kim Chees 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are! Haha!


This is my other new box, a 2-tier piggie bento box! (pic below) It’s got a food divider, which I love. None of my other boxes have had them and I’m so giddy about it! This layer has my veggies tucked snugly into one side and that includes: cabbage, bean sprouts, daikon kim chee, seaweed, and kim chee. On the other side is more half brown half white rice with sliced BBQ chicken and the piece of meat jun. There is meat jun sauce in the little thermos.


The lower layer contains my fruits which are cherries, kiwi, and some peeled lychee. If you’ve never had lychee before ohhh, it’s good stuff. The only problem is the peeling! Augh I hate it!! My dad will just bite into the shell and eat it like that but I find that so gross cause the shell is so bitter, yech!! But even though I like lychee a lot, I’ll take rambutan over lychee any day! This paragraph needs moar !!


Here is the box all closed up and ready to go. Aren’t the lil piggies so cute? I still can’t believe I won this for one $5, what a steal!

I’ve kinda ditched my 5 points per day diet for the last few days and switched to a higher point “maintenance” allowance. I figure one week of flatlining isn’t going to make me balloon up. My class reunion is this Sunday, thank goodness I’ve slimmed down so much. It would have so sucked to be fat at the luncheon. D:

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This morning I had the latest newsletter from J-list in my Inbox and I was so devastated to read that they’ve got a booth at AX! *sob* To think I could have been bento shopping while covering an FFXI event at the same time! *cry cry*

Ok I got all my emo out, on to the bento for today!

We ate takeout from Kim Chee 7 last night and I took a piece of Mr. Pikko’s extremely oily but oh-so-good meat jun for my lunch. Kim Chee serves good everything. Their chicken is juicy and tasty, the meat jun is soft and well marinated, they have KILLER sauces, the shrimp tempura is HUGE and onolicious, and their soup and veggies are really good. My only “complaint” is that their cabbage and bean sprouts namul are nowhere near as good as Gina’s. I’ve eaten at Kim Chee 2 in Kaimuki and 7 at Westridge. I have no clue where Kim Chees 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are! Haha!


This is my other new box, a 2-tier piggie bento box! (pic below) It’s got a food divider, which I love. None of my other boxes have had them and I’m so giddy about it! This layer has my veggies tucked snugly into one side and that includes: cabbage, bean sprouts, daikon kim chee, seaweed, and kim chee. On the other side is more half brown half white rice with sliced BBQ chicken and the piece of meat jun. There is meat jun sauce in the little thermos.


The lower layer contains my fruits which are cherries, kiwi, and some peeled lychee. If you’ve never had lychee before ohhh, it’s good stuff. The only problem is the peeling! Augh I hate it!! My dad will just bite into the shell and eat it like that but I find that so gross cause the shell is so bitter, yech!! But even though I like lychee a lot, I’ll take rambutan over lychee any day! This paragraph needs moar !!


Here is the box all closed up and ready to go. Aren’t the lil piggies so cute? I still can’t believe I won this for one $5, what a steal!

I’ve kinda ditched my 5 points per day diet for the last few days and switched to a higher point “maintenance” allowance. I figure one week of flatlining isn’t going to make me balloon up. My class reunion is this Sunday, thank goodness I’ve slimmed down so much. It would have so sucked to be fat at the luncheon. D:

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I think I mentioned before that character bentos were killing me. Too bad I didn’t remember that earlier when I started on today’s bento, which was done for this week’s bento challenge. The theme this week is favorite Pixar characters so I chose Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. I debated doing Boo as well, but after finding a picture of her I decided that much cute in a bento might kill people.


Mike is made out of cigar mango skin, thus the title “Mango Wazowski”. He is lying on a slice of yellow peach with some bing cherries to keep him company. There is mango on the other side so I’ll definitely eat him. His eye is made out of sliced Baby Bonbel cheese with a nori pupil and mouth.

Ok… the teeth. Extreme close-up. The teeth are sesame seeds cut in half applied with some extra sticky rice and a pair of tweezers. Mr. Pikko came into the kitchen while I was applying the teeth because I was moaning and groaning about my back. When he saw me slicing sesame seeds in half with my X-Acto knife he said I was insane. I wasn’t going to even post Mike because I didn’t really like how he turned out, but he insisted that Mike looked fine. I realize that mango does not go well with nori and sesame seeds but give me a little leeway here.


For the smaller layer I put a little portion of yakisoba from the freezer, sliced fishcake, and oh! What a surprise! Meatballs! Haha! I’m not packing a salad or anything else because tomorrow I’m going to some work picnic and I have to help setup and cook food. I’m going to eat this before we leave so that when it’s time to eat lunch I’ll be moderately full already. Sadly, this layer is 5 points all by itself, so I’ll have to stick to all core foods at the picnic and at dinner.

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I think I mentioned before that character bentos were killing me. Too bad I didn’t remember that earlier when I started on today’s bento, which was done for this week’s bento challenge. The theme this week is favorite Pixar characters so I chose Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. I debated doing Boo as well, but after finding a picture of her I decided that much cute in a bento might kill people.


Mike is made out of cigar mango skin, thus the title “Mango Wazowski”. He is lying on a slice of yellow peach with some bing cherries to keep him company. There is mango on the other side so I’ll definitely eat him. His eye is made out of sliced Baby Bonbel cheese with a nori pupil and mouth.

Ok… the teeth. Extreme close-up. The teeth are sesame seeds cut in half applied with some extra sticky rice and a pair of tweezers. Mr. Pikko came into the kitchen while I was applying the teeth because I was moaning and groaning about my back. When he saw me slicing sesame seeds in half with my X-Acto knife he said I was insane. I wasn’t going to even post Mike because I didn’t really like how he turned out, but he insisted that Mike looked fine. I realize that mango does not go well with nori and sesame seeds but give me a little leeway here.


For the smaller layer I put a little portion of yakisoba from the freezer, sliced fishcake, and oh! What a surprise! Meatballs! Haha! I’m not packing a salad or anything else because tomorrow I’m going to some work picnic and I have to help setup and cook food. I’m going to eat this before we leave so that when it’s time to eat lunch I’ll be moderately full already. Sadly, this layer is 5 points all by itself, so I’ll have to stick to all core foods at the picnic and at dinner.

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As you may have noticed to the right, I signed up for the Best Food Blog at the Blogger’s Choice Awards. At first I thought it’d be incredibly lame of me to sign myself up but then Mr. Pikko said he didn’t see anything wrong if others did it. I don’t expect to win at all, but I like little contests like that! ^_^

We ate at Kim Chee 7 last night and though I ordered a small portion BBQ chicken, they gave me a full size so even with sharing with the two kidlets we still had leftovers. Today there’s a softball tournament we’re watching and so I packed up a bento for Buddy to eat and we planned to pick up something for Baby Girl. I also packed a salad for myself, but ended up eating this at home during an intermission.

On the left side there’s chopped up BBQ chicken (Kim Chee has the best chicken on Oahu imo, though Gina’s at Market City has the best vegetables hands down), bean sprouts namul, and kim chee. On the right is rice with Seto Fumi furikake. In addition to the food I packed fruits:


This has sliced strawberries and pitted cherries. It looks like a lot of food for an 18 month old boy, but he ate every bit down to the last tiny piece of strawberry. My salad: (click it to enlarge)


This consists of thinly sliced romaine lettuce topped with 1/4th of an avocado and some kim chee crab. The kim chee crab from Foodland is tastes a LOT better than the one at Don Quijote. It’s very flavorful and really spicy so that I don’t need any dressing. Lettuce and crab and avocado mixed together is so yummy!!

We’re going to another game at 6, so I may pack up bentos yet again! In another type of adventure, my tomato garden is coming along nicely. Baby girl is growing beans and watermelon and her plants look pretty cool too. Problem is we’ve got bugs! If someone knows what is eating our poor plants and what we can do to combat them, please let me know. We have also planted the Beekeeper Mix that came with a Tori Amos album we bought years ago. It’s full of various wildflowers and so far 5 have sprouted. Here are my tomato plants, I hope to have real Pikko-grown tomatoes to put into my bentos in a couple of months! 😀


I have like 20 of these, so hopefully that gives me good odds on keeping at least a couple alive in time for them to give fruit!

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As you may have noticed to the right, I signed up for the Best Food Blog at the Blogger’s Choice Awards. At first I thought it’d be incredibly lame of me to sign myself up but then Mr. Pikko said he didn’t see anything wrong if others did it. I don’t expect to win at all, but I like little contests like that! ^_^

We ate at Kim Chee 7 last night and though I ordered a small portion BBQ chicken, they gave me a full size so even with sharing with the two kidlets we still had leftovers. Today there’s a softball tournament we’re watching and so I packed up a bento for Buddy to eat and we planned to pick up something for Baby Girl. I also packed a salad for myself, but ended up eating this at home during an intermission.

On the left side there’s chopped up BBQ chicken (Kim Chee has the best chicken on Oahu imo, though Gina’s at Market City has the best vegetables hands down), bean sprouts namul, and kim chee. On the right is rice with Seto Fumi furikake. In addition to the food I packed fruits:


This has sliced strawberries and pitted cherries. It looks like a lot of food for an 18 month old boy, but he ate every bit down to the last tiny piece of strawberry. My salad: (click it to enlarge)


This consists of thinly sliced romaine lettuce topped with 1/4th of an avocado and some kim chee crab. The kim chee crab from Foodland is tastes a LOT better than the one at Don Quijote. It’s very flavorful and really spicy so that I don’t need any dressing. Lettuce and crab and avocado mixed together is so yummy!!

We’re going to another game at 6, so I may pack up bentos yet again! In another type of adventure, my tomato garden is coming along nicely. Baby girl is growing beans and watermelon and her plants look pretty cool too. Problem is we’ve got bugs! If someone knows what is eating our poor plants and what we can do to combat them, please let me know. We have also planted the Beekeeper Mix that came with a Tori Amos album we bought years ago. It’s full of various wildflowers and so far 5 have sprouted. Here are my tomato plants, I hope to have real Pikko-grown tomatoes to put into my bentos in a couple of months! 😀


I have like 20 of these, so hopefully that gives me good odds on keeping at least a couple alive in time for them to give fruit!

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