Monday, March 16, 2009

Girls day out!

Emily, our Bento ranger is going back to work tomorrow! Some of us bento packers are now on holiday because school is out for a week.

Some of us found an excuse to take a 'bento tour' together!

Kel and her be-dimpled little girl, Sharon and her very cutesy, curly haired babylet and I met at "Souled Out" in Hartamas this morning. We scooted off to the 100 Yen store at Taman Desa to meet Emily.

This was a very calculated and constrained 'bento tour' because we reminded each other about not going over board!! All of us were 'very good', we bought household necessities and literally 'ignored' the bento accessories. Truth be told, we already had most of the items.

I bought a masking tape dispenser, some velcro to hold back the hair like a hair band and two other accessories for my god-son. The velcro which is packed in the blue and pink packing was a hit with my two elder girls. It's meant to hold the hair back for you to put make up or wash your face - cool invention - thanks Kel for recommending it!

All the bento accessories you see here were either swapped with Emily or given by her. The loose picks were given to me by Sharon. Thank you so much ladies!!

In the swap items I made with Emily, I packed a bottle of the same sesame seed dressing (picture below) which I use for my bentos. It used to come in a 200ml bottle, now it's in a 190ml bottle. Likely an economic decision to hold the price and reduce the content by TOPVALUE.

For those of you readers who have been asking about which brand of sesame seed dressing I've been posting about, this is it. In fact, the packaging has also been changed but it's the same content.

It's delicious with everything, pasta, salad, konyaku, dip for steam boat and lots of other variations.

No plastic bag used today. We all brought our own bags to keep our purchases.

We spent very little time in the 100 Yen stores because we were hungry.

When we arrived at Rosie's, (check out Emily's blog for details) we chatted non-stop, as expected with four women with the same interest! The two little girls spent time in the Rosie's restaurant garden blowing bubbles.

We ate and ate and ate from starters to salad, mains to dessert, from coffee and back for more desserts again! We couldn't breath or down anymore food and vowed we'd meet again, only next time we'll bring our own packed bentos (for a change) and draw lots to see who gets whose bento!

That way, Emily will have no chance to pick up the bill again! Thanks for the treat Em!

Yipee! A swell idea and something to look forward to.


Emily said...

Hey2, looking forward to the 'bento' lunch! When?

3lilangels said...

Had a great time today.... must do again.

Anonymous said...

hehe i love your blog and have been reading for a while now.. but here's a suggestion. why don't you abstain from buying any new bento stuff for lent? haha. that will be really tough eh.. :)

javapot said...

Tks for sharing. Must check out that sesame dressing.

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Bento Pet said...

Emily, 3lilangels: Thanks for a great time!

Bento Pet said...

Anon: Hahaha! I don't need to abstain from buy bento stuff for Lent, I just don't buy them anymore (for now anyway)! If you read my post in more detail than just looking at the pictures...then you'll know that we did a swap and had pressies too.

Bento Pet said...

javapot: Good stuff that sesame seed dressing!

kel said...

Oh yes, great day out! I was so full for the whole day, til I skipped dinner (thanks again Emily!), but I ate a piece of bread for supper (which was not good ;p).

Anyway, thanks for inviting, been so happy listening to all ur advices, especially "snip the condom but poke"! Hahaha....

Bento Pet said...

kel: Aiyoh! Secret out of the bag already!

3lilangels said...

Hi. Just found the sesame dressing at Jusco Mid Valley. Thanks for the pic, would have a hard time finding it otherwise. Can't wait to try it out. You're right about the expiry date - the ones I bought expires in June. But if it's that good, it'll finish in no time.

Emily said...


New bento stock in at both Tmn Desa and Kuchai ~ news received last night!

and Daiso IOI slated to open on 28/03/09 as per AW's update!

HK Choo said...

Hi Bento Pet

Thanks so much for accomodating the request for a photo of the "sesame dressing". I found it @ JJ too and was so happy. Ya, like 3lilangels, I would have a hard time locating it without the pix as a reference.

Been loving it since the first taste, but so far only tried it with veg and tsukune. Will try with konyaku a pack of that in the fridge, thanks to you also for introducing it.

Keep up the good work...couldn't wait for your return for more posts. :)

Thanks once again for being so generous in your sharing.


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