Indian Bento = SUCCESS
Flight delays while travelling with an infant = exhaustion and hunger. Get home at 8, no food in house, sadness. Open Racer 5 and contemplate food options. But what do I see on Twitter but a glorious tweet by @indianbento advertising Saturday Night Special bentos. Food problem solved!
Sure enough, a yellow mini cooper arrives at my door replete with steaming bento curry goodness. Bento boxed street food comes to me! I love this city.
Regular readers should not be surprised by the bento-rama. Click to zoom. (Note the most excellent explanatory labels for otherwise confused white people.)
Left: Maharaja chicken curry; Center: “Matar Paneer” organic peas and sauteed cottage cheese; Right: “Chana Masala” organic garbanzo curry (my favorite).
(Hey, cool reusable bento boxes! Hmm, wonder where I could take those?)
So keep in mind this isn’t your typical Indian take out. Minimum order is 5 — think of it as ordering a six pack of beer, you know you will have more than one. Pashmina’s primarily focusing on catering corporate lunches — guess what I am ordering at my next important lunch meeting (fuck you, turkey sandwich!) But throw a couple in your fridge/freezer and you will be happy later. And we all know it’s good to support local mobile food initiatives (especially when they arrive in a yellow mini cooper).
But oh would I ever love an IBPC (Indian Bento Push Cart) in Dolores Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon (preferably a bright yellow), or a food truck in the city some night…