Bento Box: Food as Glorious Art
I dropped into the Bento Box in the Forum and so glad I did! When the food came out I honestly felt guilty for eating it because it looked so good.
Well, that feeling of guilt QUICKLY went away and dinner was every bit as delicious as it was beautiful!
Starting out with Filipino Lumpia and banana ketchup was the perfect way to get the tastebuds warmed up, followed by an amazing Wasabi Avocado poke that was to die for!
As if the diced Blue Fin tuna tossed in a wasabi mayo with scallions and avocado then topped with fried onions and wasabi tobiko wasn’t enough to blow your mind, the house made chicharrones were the PERFECT (and unexpected) vessel to enjoy this AMAZING dish. Of course I had to “get my eel on” and the “Eel King” roll did the trick superbly. Alaskan King Crab, scallions, asparagus and crumbled bacon, topped with eel, avocado and eel sauce rang the doorbell to sushi nirvana for me, but…….. that’s not iiiiiiitttttttttttt! A kicked up California roll with cream cheese and a rolled up piece of heaven called the Palm Beach roll (a California roll topped with crispy garlic, scallions and fried conch) made me so happy I had returned to the Bento Box, as it’s ALWAYS a great experience.
As if I hadn’t stressed out my belt loops enough, this amazing meal ended with ice cream mochi (rice dough wrapped around mango, vanilla, strawberry and green tea ice cream) that put a perfect ending to a perfect meal.
Get on over to Bento Box and let them show you the amazing food art they’re preparing. And after you take photos of their masterpieces, go ahead and devour it all.
They won’t mind and they WILL make more! BENTO BOX in the Forum, Wilmington.
Contributing blogger: Ed Walsh grew up in Las Vegas, the son of an accomplished chef. Traipsing all over the world to more than 35 countries during a 21 year Marine Corps career allowed Ed to sample and appreciate all types of food from grass hut family dining to Michelin star rated fine dining restaurants. “I know my way around a dinner plate and I just like what I like,” he says. Asked what his absolute favorite dish from all of his international travels was, Ed quickly says it was his Mom’s spaghetti. Ed is single, and loves long romantic walks to the taco truck. He also loves spending time with awesome food – almost as much as he enjoys spending time with his awesome kids.