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The Lunch Geisha
Montreal
Hi, my name is Nobuko. Half Japanese, half French-Canadian, wife and mother of two boys. This blog is a catalogue of inspirational things & people.
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Today's bento lunch is filled with gyoza dumplings (or Japanese pot stickers), steamed green beans, fried mushrooms and half a boiled egg for protein. Dessert is a simple fruit salad lightly sweetened with maple syrup. I make Japanese dumplings for dinner and of course make sure there are left-overs for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Omurice is a Japanese word for "omelet and rice." Basically fried rice seasoned and wrapped or topped with a thinly cooked omelet. One thing for certain is that this dish is popular among children and adults alike. And such there are numerous restaurants specialising in just omurice. We tried several... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Les nouveaux Furoshiki sont arrives en magasin... juste à temps pour le printemps! # # # New double sided Furoshiki wrapping cloths have arrived ... just in time for spring! Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Eki-bento, literally means “bento sold at the station”. Carefully packed, the box contains several small regional dishes nicely arranged. The ekiben have the particularity of being delicious as well as cheap, which makes them quite popular in every region of Japan. Eki-ben is usually purchased on the platform before boarding... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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"Yokai Watch" Anime is the new hit phenomenon in Japan. It was designed to be a preview of sorts to a new 3DS which so far has sold over 6 million copies! And it's coming to North America soon ... In short, Yokai Watch tells the story of a boy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Springtime in Japan is nothing less than magical. From late March to the end of April, Japan's iconic sakura (cherry blossom's) capture the hearts of young and old, tourists as well as locals, as their beautiful pink & white flowers blanket the country in colourful splendour! Cherry blossom viewing along... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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New product - reusable Joco glass coffee cups Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Enjoyed Martha Stewart's zucchini fritters with some added shrimp for dinner ... which became today's lunch ... with a little 'Bull-Dog' sauce on the side. The sauce has a little semi-sweet taste which goes well with these fritters.You can find 'Bul-dog' sauce at most supermarket's or Asian marts. I usually... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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The Ice Canoe Challenge is an extreme sport in Quebec, especially when the temperature reads - 33 with windchill. These courageous athletes love the challenge and the thrill of it all ... navigating in extreme conditions: floating ice, windchill and the possibility of falling in freezing waters ... Come out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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My two boys take lunch pretty much every day. The oldest, a growing 15 year old started asking for larger lunches this year, so the format of the lunch box is bigger. The 12 year old is still ok with the same one as usual for now ... Yesterday night... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Montreal City Hall all lit up in Old Montreal - beautiful photo from above! Photo courtesy of : sdcvieuxmontreal.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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New product at lunch a porter Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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My colleague Laurence and I enjoying our bento lunches at work today. Laurence made her usual healthy lunch of seaweed salad and some leftover sushi rolls. I packed some leftover steak, tofu & radish salad and some of my favorite pickles. Of course on a bed of rice for me!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Ms. Nami of the blog 'Just One Cookbook' shows us how to easily make flower shaped carrots for bento lunches. The orange colour of carrots always adds a big impact in terms of upping the colour facter in any lunch box. Any bento lunch maker will tell you, anything can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Ramen Art … ? On my last trip to Japan, I noticed a lot of cool ‘ramen’ art. Ramen being the noodle soup dish that was originally imported from China. Now it has become one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Basically ramen restaurants can be found in virtually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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In Japan, the New Year is celebrated on a much bigger scale than Christmas. Yes, most Japanese spend January 1st with family eating the traditional Osechi Ryori. BUT, January 2nd is spent quite differently for many, many Japanese. Nowadays, large department stores and retailers open their doors on January 2nd... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at The Lunch Geisha
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Jubako is a special lacquered food box similar to Bento boxes. The Japanese generally use Jubako for serving food on special occasions such as New year's and cherry-blossom viewing parties. As with each dish and ingredient in the New Year's osechi meal, the style of packing food in the Jubako... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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All over Japan we can find the cutest sweet breads and desserts. The Japanese people adore anything cute ... and it's not just the little kids, it's the adults as well. Take a look at these little creatures sold in a cafe just outside of Ueno Koen in Tokyo. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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Give the Gift of Health - Offer a Bento Cooking Class! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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Throughout Japan, beautifully decorated bamboo stalks called Kadomatsu are displayed during the holiday season. They are usually placed in pairs in front of homes or shops to welcome ancentral spirits. Typically made of pine and bamboo which represent longevity, properity and steadfastness, respectively. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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40% OFF selected Bento Boxes & 15% OFF all 2015 IRIS BARCELONA lunch collection Begins: Thursday, November 27th ~ Sunday, November 30 in-store & online at www.lunchaporter.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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Vente spéciale ce week-end à l'occasion du “BLACK FRIDAY” 40% sur une grande sélection de produits Bento + 15% sur l'ensemble de la collection 2015 IRIS Barcelona Du Jeudi 27 novembre au Dimanche 30 novembre Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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L'ateliers ‘Bento' est un cours de 3 heures qui vous permettra de vous familiariser avec les bases de la cuisine japonaise mais surtout vous en apprendra tous les secrets pour que vous puissiez vous-même réaliser un repas ‘Bento’ sain et appétissant. Pendant la soirée, vous réaliserez 4 diffèrent recettes sous... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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Bento, atelier, cooking, class, Montreal, Lunch a porter, lunch, ideas Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at The Lunch Geisha
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From industrial designer Oji Masanori ... Here are some of the most beautiful wooden lacquered bento boxes that i've seen in a long time. I can just imagine eating from this box. Beautiful red with matching wooden chopsticks ... what could be a more luxuirious eating experience! Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Lunch Geisha