Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Bento stash!

I am really contented and happy now. I've been bento-ing for more than a year and I've had to source for bento boxes and it's accessories from all over the world from as far as Japan, USA, Singapore and Philippines because there was NOTHING available in Malaysia then.

I've had to ask favors from friends to purchase these bento stuff for me. Most people are very accommodating, some humor me and some look at my list wide eyed but are still willing to do it because with the list, I've printed details and pictures of the bento stuff I want, of which of course, my friend/s have no inkling what they are buying.

There has been times where over zealous (bless them) friends go on a buying rampage only to buy the wrong stuff and stuff which I already own by the dozen. I just grit my teeth, smile and thank them profusely. Mind you, not the hypocritical way but the very "Malaysian manner".

With the new and endless supply of bento boxes and bento accessories made available via the 100 Yen stores and Daiso @ The Curve, it's a dream come true for any bento packer.

I used to stare at all the stuff on e-bay and wish I could own them but was terribly deterred by the freight charges. It always worked out more than the cost of the items themselves which I thought was ridiculous!

Over the last week or so I've acquired a large variety of accessories. If you've followed this blog closely, you'd realize that I've stopped buying bento boxes. I own one too many already.

Daiso has re-stocked again and I got some fruit forks and then instead of using paper to line my sandwich box I've been recommended to use a hankie, so I got one.

These are one of the most popular items that bento packers scourge for, all made available by Daiso.

Bunny mold and juice extractors.

Banana keeper and some onigiri molds.

Finally, I was at Kuchai Lama, 100 Yen today and managed to get these containers.

I feel like in heaven today......*yelps in joy*


Emily said...

Oooh, heart that round rice ball shaper, that yellow banana thingy and I got 3 out of 4 of yr items from kuchai! Sorry today not available to venture out of tmn maluri. sent my car for servicing and end up changing two front tyres too.

Jess said...

hi, i went to daiso at the curve too today....bought some of the items you bought too especially the food picks (hehehe)...i used to adore the bento accessories on the net too :P....

javapot said...

hi, finally had time to do my 100yen rounds! Also when to Kuchai - should have meet up huh? Nice stash and since u were one of the pioneers, i do understand your exasperations and longingness for tools and accessories which were not easily available here. Thankfully that is changing, though albiet slowly.

spunkz said...

the animal and sea creature food picks! they always run out so fast.. i hope i can still get them. haha. thanks for the info :)

kel said...

Yeah! I think most of us - bento packer, loves all those little accessaries to help us or to beautify the bento, and it's so addictive too!

I went to Kuchai's 100 yen shop too on Sat, bought a few items, just like urs! Since Daiso have replenished their stock, I gotta go check out :)

I am Princess Misha's Mum said...

wow ... so many things :)

ok ok .. that makes me wanted to go back to KL earlier :)

have a nice day :)

Wonderful Life said...

so nice! the 100 yen shop over here don't sell such nice stuff ler... half of their shop full of food & drinks... sigh!

Bento Pet said...

Emily: Lots of nice stuff in the various 100 yen stores. A little tiring though.

Bento Pet said...

Jess: Daiso really has lots of stuff now and replenishes every month! Awesome!

Bento Pet said...

javapot: Hey, you've been missing for a while. Post up your stash.

Bento Pet said...

spunkz: They are still there. Quick go!

Bento Pet said...

kel: You can open shop already Kelly!

Bento Pet said...

I am princess Misha's mother: Better hurry up and come or 'tumpang beli' first!

Bento Pet said...

Wonderful life: 100 Yen says their food stuff turn over faster.


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