Foodie Fridays: Japanese Bento

My friend from Japan gave me a beautiful gift.  Two Bentos!  I’ve been looking around for them but haven’t come across any in London.  I saw a nice one on Amazon but it was 33 pounds for ONE BENTO.  That is crazy.  I briefly mentioned it to her and she was so kind to get me 2 as a gift.  I insisted to pay her back but she said it was from a closing down sale and it was pretty cheap (I’m hoping that was true) 😉  When people are kind to you – its just heart warming and worth a mention.

Since I got back I’ve had the urge to use the Bentos, so I finally did!

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The eating experience was just so much nicer.  An easy meal became an extravagant meal!

FYI – The Bento consists of Brown Rice, Grilled Carrots, Asparagus & Mushrooms, Pan-Fried Tofu Steaks with a drizzle of Teriyaki Sauce, Quorn Chicken Strips with Japanese BBQ sauce and sesame seeds. Garnished with Japanese Ginger and Wasabi 🙂

Thanks Trendy x

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Rainbow Zebra Nails

Hello everyone!  Hope everyones been good 🙂

When I was away at my sisters wedding I got my nails done to match all the bright coloured indian clothes.  What could be better than Rainbow Zebra Nails?!  It’s pretty loud and bright, but nothing short of gorgeous I would say! 🙂  

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The manicurist was so happy with her art that she took a photo on her own phone to keep! 🙂

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B

Foodie Fridays: Chinese New Year Salad – Yusheng

I got to eat amazing Yusheng this year.  For those of you who haven’t tried it- you are seriously missing out on life itself.  It’s got the crunch, the flavour and meaning behind it.  It’s amazing.

Each ingredient in the salad signifies a different meaning that provides luck for the New Year.  Chinese believe that the higher you toss the salad while mixing it – the more luck you get!  Just imagine, you’re given the green light to make a mess in a sophisticated restaurant.  It’s a child’s dream.  Oh – wait – it was really fun for me too.  Just wonder what does says about me 😉

I took a picture of it before eating it.  It was terribly tough to do that – as I couldn’t wait to dig in.  So happy that I was in Singapore during that period 🙂

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I really want to try to make it at home.  I did some googling – came across this recipe which I’m thinking of modifying a bit to suit me more.  Will post my version up when I try it out.  I think I might need to make a trip to the Chinese Supermarket for some ingredients though!

Hope everyone’s been quite the foodie lately!

xx

B

 

Envylope by Amit & Bandhna – Reviewed Online!

Hello everyone.  I am very much alive and have not died – just in case any one of you morbid people were wondering!  LOL! Although,  I feel it has been just way too long since I have blogged.  I’m back home (finally), so you’ll be hearing from me much more.  My veggie-food experiments will also be on a high as I’ve missed the kitchen! Now, who would have thought?  Well, I have missed cooking my own food.  I’ve been on the go for quite awhile and I just want to eat my own stuff now!!

Anyways –  I was super excited to see my name on a review site!  So rewarding!  I just had to share it 🙂

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My name on this site…. Yaey!!  So it’s always beneficial to have a unique name as chances are almost certain that its you 😉  Hope everyone has been really well.  A huge thank you to my new followers as well –  I’m usually very active, so you’ll be hearing from me more.  Looking forward to checking out everyones blog too!

Hope everyone has had a Sparkling New Year – a Belated Happy New Year From Sparkle Bubble! 

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B