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
Top: Koi (rice, rice paper+food color, tapioca/nori eyes) swimming in water (somen)
Bottom: dried apple slices, sweet peas, roasted chicken, cookies.
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
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
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! Or as I like to call it Happy Singles Awareness Day, or SAD. I decided to make it a healthy bento since Valentine's Day is a day of lots of sugar and sweet treats. This bento contains:
Char Siu Bao Bun with the kanji for Love made out of Nori Cucumber Slices Grapes Heart shaped Apple Piece Mini carrots Heart Shaped Egg Marzipan Peach (Hidden) Two Heart Shaped Nutella Sammies
I hope everyone has a sweet day with lots of love and good treats! Please Enjoy~