Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bento Party updates!

Wow! There is so much planning and follow-up to do for our upcoming Bento party! Emily and I have been checking out some potential restaurants to host this event and finally decided on "Onsen, a Japanese restaurant".

We have this information to update you:

Venue: "Onsen"
Lot: B-G01, Block B Jalan Persiaran Surian, Palm Spring @ Damansara.
Kota Damansara. Tel: 7801 5366.

(Map to Onsen, please click for a bigger picture)

Date: 6th September 2008
Time: 12.00p.m. - 2.30p.m.
Participating Fee: RM50/= inclusive of a complete Japanese lunch, free flow of Ocha (Green Tea), goodie bag of surprises and an afternoon of Bento-licious fun!

The lunch menu includes:
Kani Salada - Crabstick Salad
Mixed Tempura
Mixed Maki
Tori Karaage - Fried chicken
Niniku Chahan - Garlic fried rice
Mixed fruits

What we have in mind is to have a buffet spread of food items that can be packed into a Bento box. After that, each participant can decorate and accessorize her bento box with their own barans, food picks, sauce bottles/boxes, etc, etc.

We will then each get to vote for the 'fanciest or best decorated' bento box. There will be a prize for the winner.

There will be a second category for beginners which will not include accessories. We have a prize for this too!

There is a participating fee of RM50 which will include a goodie bag. One of the items included in the goodie bag is a brand new Bento box! We have other surprise items in the goodie bag for you. Your new Bento box will be used for packing the food in the competition.

To be fair, all the participants will use the Bento boxes from their goodie bag (we'll have them all washed before hand). Bento boxes provided will be similar but in different colors.

The accessories (baran, food picks etc, etc) will have to be the participant's own.

I'm pleased to inform you that the 100 Yen store management has upon consultation with me, ordered new Bento boxes and related Bento gear from Japan and China.

All the pictures of Bento boxes posted in this post (except for the cup) will be available for sale at the Bento Party. The colors may vary a little depending on the stock available. So, if you are interested, please bring enough cash. There are lots of other Bento gear that will be sold at the Bento Party so don't miss out on this!

Different types of Onigiri and Gyoza moulds, Bento straps, cutlery and chopstick sets, new Bento boxes (some as in the pictures), insulated bags, fruit boxes and side boxes will be sold at the Bento Party! There is limited stock, so sales will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you to those of you who have already e-mail me your details. I will send you details of how to make payment for this event. Please understand that we will need you to credit the RM50 participating fee before we can confirm a place for you.

The cut off date for registration (via e-mail to: and payment will be 31st August 2008.

p/s This is an all adult event - so that all us mum's can have a few hours off to enjoy this event!

For more details, check these links:

Bento enthusiasts/bloggers meet

More updates on Bento Party

*Pictures taken off Ichiban Kan site. The pictures provided by 100 Yen store is too small and cannot be posted.*


Biblo said...

Wow, you and Emily have been busy... Do I, do I want to come? Emily has been asking me and I haven't decided yet...

Emily said...

Actually, Bento Pet did ALL THE WORK! She's dynamic! I only put in suggestions!

Come lah! Keep lah Sharon company! You know I shy2 one!

stargal said...

woo... sounds like it's gonna be a very happening party! hopefully i can arrange my MATTA Fair duty schedule around this! i SO wanna come!!!

anyway, would be great if the 100 yen ppl can have some sauce containers on sale that day. been searching for something to contain my soya sauce in my bento.

Bento Pet said...

biblo: We've been very busy working on this. It's going to be fun and definitely you'd be adding more Bento to your collection.

Bento Pet said...

emily: You are so modest! I think our 'team spirit' pretty good lah!

Bento Pet said...

stargal: Don't miss this! I'm trying to get more stuff to be sold at the Bento Party. Hold your breath and pray hard!!

Anonymous said...

i would very much loved to attend but may not be able to make it coz have to attend my son's music class with him. may i know if i can get those bento gears from 100 yen store if i miss the party? is it the 100 yen store at SS2? i went to the branch at puchong but they don't have any nice bento gear. :(

Bento Pet said...

anon: They are reserving the new limited stock for the Bento party when it clears at the port. They are selling the Bento boxe on consignment basis so I am guessing that the balance will go to the shops.

I'm getting other accessories from elsewhere and hopefully some egg moulds which will only be sold on site.

sting said...

sounds great fun... hope everyone has a great time :-)

2xMum said...

Sound fun! Too bad I couldn't go. Anyway, hope everyone have fun and enjoy it. :)

Anonymous said...

It Is Excited!!, I will Plan My Time 2 Come over!!

3lilangels said...

This is so exciting! And with such interesting and fun itinery too! Can't wait!!! D'hubby would have to pull his weight and ferry the kids to their respective classes... hehe... love the idea of an adult only event!

JK said...

Wow, sounds like an interesting bento party! I wish everyone have fun. I won't be able to attend although I wish I can. Maid is going back on the 4th and I'll be maidless with 3 kids.

Bento Pet said...

sting, wonderful life, jo-n: Thanks for all the support. It's getting more and more exciting by the day because our plans are finally becoming reality with the support of Bento enthusiasts all over the country. Awesome!

Bento Pet said...

t3ng t3ng, 3lilangels: You won't be disappointed! We've got lots in store for you!


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