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Mako Hollywood Bowl Bento Box rocks!

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Mako Hollywood Bowl Bento Box rocks!

Baby Ruth | Sep 12, 2005 05:36 PM

I ordered a bento box from Mako in BH for the Pink Martini show Saturday night. It looks like a very ornate Asian jewelry box. It has three layers, sort of like draws. It cost $54 and change, including tax, and was more than enough food for two pretty hungry people. We even had a small lunch out of it the following afternoon. It came with chopsticks, utensils and napkins. It would have been slightly more convenient to have a couple plates rather than doing the communal thing or using napkins to put the food on. You can bring it back for another show and they will refill it for only $40 and tax.

The first layer featured vegetable sushi rolls (generic but good and fresh), rolled smoked salmon with creme fraiche (good!), orange chicken, which we didnt' think we would like but did and a sake-marinated salmon, which was quite tasty. I do wish there had been a little soy or wasabi for the veggie rolls.

The second layer had two small lamb chops, nicely cooked medium rare, wagyu meatballs (good but a little rich, with carrot pieces rolled into it), a small shrimp and crab salad, and something else I forget.

The bottom layer was dessert, with fresh fruit, a couple cookies, two tarts and more.

It felt a little odd to be carrying a jewelry box thing around afterward, but it was a conversation piece and is a lot smaller than the monsterous boxes most places pack.

Highly recommend.

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