Princess Peach Bento

September 14, 2010

Princess Peach Bento

The whole family have been sick for the most of the week. Hubz is a bit better now , I still have this annoying sore throat and girls are recovering.  I was mostly cooking light food and soups but today I decided for something more tasty.

This time I was inspired by my dad. Back in time living with my parents, Saturday was usually the “restaurant-bought food day”. Dad was very nice and he always tried different restaurants and cuisines , bringing a variety of meals for us to try. Last weekend I was so drowsy I wished we would have such “take away” restaurants  here in Finland and I wouldn´t need to cook when sick.

So I particularly remembered this Syrian-Lebanese restaurant and its food. Arab cuisine is enchanting with so many spices and aromas. I really enjoy it and I tried to cook something that would remind those meals I had .

And talking about Middle-East, the bento for the girls features Princess Peach as a playable character as seen in the game Super Mario bros 2 (US version) . For those who are not aware of such “details”, SMB2 is a redesign of a game called ” Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic” . In the original game play, the adventure takes place in a book with an Arabian setting, explaining pretty much the elements we see in the Super Mario bros version.

Princess Peach bento

The bento contents: Mjadra rice (rice with green lentils, cumin and caramelized onions), kibbeh ( bulgur, minced meat and spices “meatball”), plain Turkish yoghurt dip, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, roasted pistachios. Princess Peach made with nori, cheese and turkey ham. “Radish” and Pokey (the green spiky enemy) made of cucumber and nori.

The small box have cherry tomatoes, peach cubes and red grapes.

Update: In case you are wondering, it was indeed a heavy meal for a convalescent. Girls ate the fruits and veggies, “the princess” , the yoghurt but left most of the rice and meat. Though, I am still happy  ^_^

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8 Responses to “Princess Peach Bento”

  1. sheri Says:

    So so pretty and cute! Love the little details. Do hope you are all healthy very soon too!

  2. Lia Chen Says:

    I love the Princess! Please save her from the Pokey, but the Pokey is too cute hehehe … Hope the sore throat will go away from you soon! Have a rest and take care :)

  3. Gilberto Says:

    Your bento boxes look delicious, and they make me hungry. You’d be a huge success here in Oz!

  4. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Sheri! I feel a bit better today and girls are already in their “let´s mess the whole house routine” ;), so I believe they are almost fine XD.

  5. karaimame Says:

    Lia, thanks so much! Too late Pokey was eaten by my princesses XD, no help for him ;).

  6. karaimame Says:

    Hey Gilberto! Seja bem vindo ;)
    Hah, you made me want to move to Oz!! Availability of bento resources there might be much better than what I get in Finland XD.
    Thanks a lot for your comment and welcome again!


  7. I’m sad to hear everyone is sick – I hope you’re all feeling better now!
    That Princess is absolutely cute! I love mjadra and kibbeh (even though I’m not a fan of beef).
    Beautiful!

  8. karaimame Says:

    Patricia, we are getting better thanks! And yea.. we are not big fans of beef either. I just love vegetarian food !! But meat is good sometimes ;)
    Thank you for your kind comment ^_^


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