Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Japanese bowl; Photo credit: Karen Thiessen, 2010
Japanese striped bowl; Photo credit: Karen Thiessen, 2010
Japanese bowls are eye candy for mealtime (and this candy is calorie-free!). The bowls are inexpensive but they make breakfast, lunch, and supper special. Recently we hosted a "one bowl meal" dinner party. We served brown basmati rice, steamed chinese broccoli, rapini, shrimp, baked chicken, steamed carrots, and a ginger tahini sauce. Dessert was grapes and brownies drizzled with Frangelico. We set the table with our assortment of Japanese bowls, pulled out our colourful chopsticks that we picked up at Habitat last year and the meal was a hit, so much so that our friends now want to eat this way more often... and buy Japanese bowls.


Grace said...

Do you mind sharing where you got (or just the brand/make) of the bowl in the bottom picture? Thanks!

Karen said...

Hi Grace,
I bought the bowl at Urban Outfitters in Chicago in 2009. I've seen similar bowls at Samco in Toronto. Ten Thousand Villages (throughout Canada and the US) has a similar line, but with an orange rim. Good luck finding it!