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It always figures that when I'm really missing making bentos, there's nothing in the fridge.

I'd been thinking about trying rice paper scales for a while and I was finally crazy enough able to get a chance to do it. Very happy with how they turned out, even though I wish I'd done strips with rounded cuts instead of jagged but oh well :P

Top: Koi (rice, rice paper+food color, tapioca/nori eyes) swimming in water (somen)

Bottom: dried apple slices, sweet peas, roasted chicken, cookies.
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Dunnnnun...dunnnnun...dundun dundun dundun dundun...

Had that stuck in my head the entire time I was carving the shark :D

Left: steamed broccoli, sauteed zucchini, longanisa (filipino sausage).

Right: shark (zucchini with almond teeth, food color/nori details), rice noodles.

Squirted some bright red sriracha sauce on the noodles right before I ate it and it had a very nice (icky-neato?) blood look to it :P
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not meant to be a meal, really.. but was practice for making kyaraben (: this was submitted to a bento contest earlier this year.
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A Halloween themed bento lunch.



If you would like to know more about the ingredients of this lunch, please visit my website - www.bentoanarchy.com
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Finally got a chance to make an animal bento! A little bummed that my box is so small--couldn't cram half the food I wanted into it :(

LEFT: Scarlet macaw made from bell peppers, eggplant, and blue egg sheet on stir fry pork branch, with rice of course :D

RIGHT: hibiscus cup (carved from potato and painted with food color) of chili bean dipping sauce, beef spring roll, and rainbow of fruit (strawberry, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, blueberry, grape) LOL :D



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Wanted to get one more practice with the nori hand-cut technique before my daughter comes home from visiting her aunt :D I always loved cherry blossom art so thought I'd give that a go!

1st Level: onigiri stuffed with crab with food color blossoms (I had little crab blossoms at first but they wouldn't stick worth anything), baked sweet potato fries.

2nd Level: cherry "blossoms" *ba dum KSH!* with blueberry centers, sweet corn, salad with cucumber flowers.
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Teriyaki Obento~ it's really easy to make Teriyaki! you just need soy sauce, sugar, mirin and sake! read more about it here: nekoblog
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My newest Bento~ (n˘v˘) ~~~> nekoblog ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・ I'm off to the countryside again! Have a nice weekend Everyone~
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It was my daughter's birthday this week so she requested a special birthday bento. Gir is one of her all-time favorite characters.

LEFT: spam, romaine, dried fruit chips (taro, papaya, mango, banana), kiwi slices.

RIGHT: Gir (nori/rice paper/food color), rice.



She had me sprinkle a ton of salmon furikake (her fave) on after I took the pictures too, I kind of wish I'd snapped a shot of Gir looking like he was drowning in pink sprinkles :P
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We had a big bag of slivered almonds left over from a work event and my boss sent them home with me. The color reminded me of hedgehog quills so I thought I'd make one :D

Top: Hedgehog (puto, slivered almonds, nori), sushi (crab/avocado).

Bottom: Grapefruit slices, snap peas, italian mixed salad.

The hedgehog base was made from a handmade sweetcake mold. Will (hopefully) be posting a tutorial on it soon, since it's very easy and fun!

Also included some small pictures of how the box fits together, since I do stack it in an odd manner for pictures.


EDIT: Tutorial is posted so check it out!
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