Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Hello Japan! mini-challenge: February links

Hello Japan!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Hello Japan! mini-challenge for February. February's Hello Japan! topic was Japanese cooking and the task was to make something Japanese. I really enjoyed reading about your different Japanese cooking adventures, but I have to say that reading about the food you all made was making me very hungry! Click on the links below to visit everyone's posts.

Uniflame of She Likes Bento made a Potato-Macaroni Salad Bento as well as a Teriyaki Bento.

Mee of Bookie Mee read Oishinbo: Vegetables, another volume of the Japanese food manga series.

Melody at Melody's Reading Corner made cold Inaniwa udon.

Gnoe at Graasland had her Japanese chef's hat on last month. She made a vegetarian sushi meal, as well as Sesame-crusted rice patties, and also made her own yaki gyoza.

Robin shared her recipe for Yakisoba.

Chinoiseries at Always cooking up something made sushi and other Japanese food.

Judith of Leeswammes' Blog really wanted to make something from the Wagamama cookbook, but it's not always easy to find Japanese ingredients in her town.

litera at Litera-tour made sekihan, or as I like to call it "celebration rice".

And I shared a recipe for a favourite side-dish, kabocha no nimono (Japanese simmered pumpkin).

mini ojyu bako

February's prize is this tiny ojyu bako (stackable bento box). It's very small but very cute. Thanks to a bit of assistance from, the winner is... Gnoe.
Congratulations! I hope you like it.

The March mini-challenge will be up soon but don't forget that you can see the list of all upcoming topics for the rest of the year at the main Hello Japan! page. Just click on the button, or the link above. And as always, if you have any questions, please let me know.


  1. Awesome Gnoe! Congrats! (all though I really would liked to win this, but it is cool that it goes to someone I "know") :)

  2. Yay! Thanks Nat! Haven't had a new bento in aaaaages and this one is so kawaiiiii! :)

    I feel a bit bad though because maybe it should've gone to a participant who doesn't own a bento box yet..? :\

  3. Uniflame - Aw, sorry. I wish I could give everyone a prize every month but it's just not possible.

    Gnoe - It's very cute and very tiny! Like I said to you on Twitter, don't feel bad. knew you deserved it for all your posts sharing your Japanese cooking adventures. :)


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