Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bento Mania

Bento mania seems to be taking over the internet (see Cooking Cute, the Mr. Bento flickr group). Bento boxes are a cute, compact way to carry your lunch. One of my favorite stores, Pearl River (I have been to the store in NYC and it is amazing, and most of the stuff is available online) has some colorful but fairly adult bento boxes for sale in various shapes and sizes. Pearl River also sells other kitchenwares at very affordable prices: bamboo steamers for under $8, fancy chopsticks for under $3, and bowls and dishes-some as cheap as $1. A great site for Asian cookware.