My Bento box collection from December 2011 to Dec 2012
When I first start Bento making, I thought that microwavable Lock&Lock box was sufficient and good enough, don’t need fancy boxes. However the more I learn about Bento making, the harder for me to resist the urge to buy assorted type of lunch box for me to experiment with.
I guess you all know for now that I am big fan of rabbit , can’t resist the urge to bring home those rabbit theme boxes 🙂
Don’t you love the colors? and if you scroll down to read post#5 and post#03, you will see slight differences in the photo 🙂
Yes, I gradually adding my collection 🙂
Another batch of cute Bento boxes and I am looking forward to add more animal shape boxes
A collection of larger size and Tier boxes
Yay…more new boxes, now I have more Piggy collection and I love the Chocolate shape boxes, they came in a set of 4 various sizes, what a treat.
And the numbers keep counting, never get enough of Bento box and tools. Below was my 1st online purchase from Bento&Co.
My Puncher collection
After a while I noticed that the puncher from Disney collection have a better quality than the other puncher. The Disney is sharper and the way the construct the blade made it cut nicely and you won’t experience the situation where your Nori was stuck inside the puncher.
Those 2 on the left are those from Disney (Winnie The Pooh and General shape cutter) which I used the most now a days. The three punchers on the top right side was the set of 3 (one among my very first bento tools). The other 3 on the left second row was those I bought from Daisho (Japanese 200 Yen store) and the other 3 flower shape punchers were the collection from my former craft hobbies (feel good that I still keep and able to make use of them). The last but not the least, the smallest at the bottom was the puncher from quail egg shaper/cutter set (also one among my very first bento tools).
Other tools : Alphabets and Numbers cutter and other useful vegetable cutter and scissors my from other craft hobby
This is how I store and organize my tools
New bento tools to add into the collection – my October shopping result 🙂
I had been eyeing on the Marie set with puncher since few months ago but I decided not to buy until I managed to organize my new kitchen and bento tools. But you know what? Today when I decided to buy, the price had been increasing by almost USD 5, previous price that I remember was IDR 175,000/ approx USD 19 ( exc rate 1 USD = IDR 9,250) and today price is IDR 225,000/approx USD 23.6 ( exc rate 1 uSD = IDR 9,500).
Yes bento tools can be rather expensive here because they are limited and only few store imported them in addition with the weakening of local currency.
Anyway I am happy with my shopping loots, I got new puncher set with the 2 molds (I love the puncher because it have few unique shapes that will come in handy), it is always easier to rely on puncher rather than cutting them using scissor.
I also got three new sets of veggie/cheese cutter, new stock for Onigiri wrap, and a set of animal shape stencil sheet and 3 new sets of bento picks
On top of that I also got 2 new bento boxes, the pink piggy and the 2 Tier what they said as Sponge bob bento box (but on top of color , nothing much of it resembling Sponge Bob, but since I like the color then its ok to buy). I also bought 2 sets of disposable bento boxes in the case if I make bento for friends, they both come in M size and the paper lunch box come in a set of 3 while the pink one with transparent cover come in a set of 2 pieces
My new batch of bento tools from Singapore
Hiyaaa … another post of Bento tools that I bought from my vacation at Singapore. I got this loot from 2 sources ,
The $2 Daiso in Singapore and the kitchenware section at Takashimaya Dept Store. Though IDR had been depreciating against SGD, still the Daiso price which is SGD $2 /item is much cheaper compare to the one in Indonesia. In Jakarta each item cost IDR 22,000 , price is higher by 37.5% (approx SGD $2.75 with exc rate 1SGD = IDR 8,000). Shopping at Daiso resulted to 6 items : 2 set of leaves shape stainless cookie cutter, 2 pieces/set (which is just right in time for any autumn/fall bento theme), another set of cookie cutter in some basic shape, also sakura silicone baran, music note pick ,and set of plastic food container in triangle, round and square shape
While those from Takashimaya Dept store resulted tos : set of veggie silicone cup, set of fruits silicone cup. Seems that the bento tools in the dept store are from CasaBento, I noted they place a small signage with Casabento logo in the corner where I found these cups. I had been eying to buy silicone cup for a while and so happy to find it , now I don’t have to worry and keep replenishing my lettuce stock. Did you notice the lettuce and apple cup used in #101 – Molang the fat rabbit bento?
So happy…. I think I have enough of tools to last me till my next 100s bento.
Lets see if I can stay discipline not to buy more until my #200 bento…hmmm nope probably until #150 bento 😀
Christmas came early and I am giving myself an early Christmas present , some bento related items.
What I got for myself :
- 4 pieces of Bento boxes , the classic Japanese style with Kimono pattern, my very first aluminium bento box in Totoro theme , a set of the Oyaku Kuro Demekin (the gold fish which actually come in a set of 2 boxes, the standard as seen in the photo and another smaller one inside) , also Little pink pig Onigiri box
- 3 sets of bento picks
- 1 box of wax paper.
I am so excited and started to wonder how my holidays or Christmas theme bento will look like in those lovely boxes.