Contains: 2 round salmon filled rice balls (shaped like kitties w/out tails... forgot the tails), 1 boiled egg/halved (yolk was removed and mixed with mayo, a tiny bit of mustard seasoning, parsley and replaced back into the egg. topped with ham hearts) boiled asperagus, Salmon slice (salted), and 2 cherry tomatoes (with homemade flag pick)
OKAY so I happened to be looking at ~RiYuPai's bento here: [link] and read the contents and found out there is a manga about BENTO!!! its called "Hatsukoi no Lunchbox" and i went to look it up and read it. It is such a cute manga and I HIGHLY suggest any bento maker to read this series! It even has how-to recipes at the end of each chapter! It not only tells you a story but shows you how to make certain bento items, tips and tricks, and recipes! It is very inspiring and creative! XD I had to print out all the recipes. I was basically following the bento from the first chapter but instead of baseball i decided i wanted lil kitties! Unfortunately i forgot to make the lil tails but oh well. I made it slightly different so that it wouldn't exactly match the one from the manga! Please check it out and read "Hatsukoi no Lunchbox"! well worth it!
Left teir: Nishiki rice (underneath) with Immatation crab meat, Scrambled egg, and Soboro beef.
Right Teir: baked asperagus, Baked cherry tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper; Lemon wedges (yes it is lemon, not lime... I picked them before they yellowed), apple bunny, cheese wedge and dark chocolate piece.
This was actually made soon after the last bento but i just forgot i had this picture. I was on a big Soboro kick which is very tasty! however the immitation crab REALLY put me off from eating everything... i do not like fake crab!? i can't believe it tasted bad! i ended up tossing the rest.
This was my lunch today! I wanted to try something that was not my normal style bento. So I tried out a few new things. It contains:
Top Layer: Takoyaki! It is topped with home made Tonkatsu Sauce, Chives, and Mayo (Takoyaki is Fried Octopus Balls. It is made out of boiled Octopus tentacle and other ingredients. *Tip for frozen Takoyaki: Put them under the broiler for 3-5 minutes after warming up, it helps to give a crispy crunch to the outside while keeping the inside warm and gooey)
Bottom Layer: Blanched Spinach with Shoyu (Soy Sauce), Sesame Oil and Seeds. Hard Boiled Quail Eggs Green Apple Bunny Japanese Style Potato Salad (I hate American Potato salad so I was skeptical about this version, but it is DELICIOUS!)
Since I have Veteran's day off tomorrow I wouldn't get to make a bento meal so I decided to compromise and turn the bento snack that I usually make today and make it into more of a bento meal. I've put a few things in that I haven't tried before and some old favorites that I haven't had in a while. This bento contains:
Top Layer: 2 Onigiri: Shisho (left) and Ebi (right) Furikake Leeche Jelly with Little Spoon Bunny Container with Ketchup Bottle with Wasabi Shoyu
Bottom Layer: Apple Bunny 3 Fried Shrimp Pice of Nama Chikuwa (fish cake) Cut in Half and Stuffed With Cucumber Strips Blueberries Sprinkled with Sugar Green Tea Mochi
What you see here is slightly smoked and fried salmon on a bed of fresh field salad, accompanied by cherry tomatoes, steamed carrots and fried tofu. And what I also see, is that my pear looks suspiciously white in this picture.
I got the fried tofu recipe from the lovely Thanks again! ^^ 14.03.2012
My contest entry for Bento&co's pasta contest panko fried mouse meat ball with hot dog ears and tail baby chick mozzarella balls on spaghetti nest cooked carrot flowers and mushrooms aaannnd cantaloupe and raspberries
I wish the photo came out better =n= and the cheese eyes were like melting off the mozzarella balls that was weird.... edit: tried to make the picture less yellow
hehe I made bento for my brother today! Inspired by annathered's website where she makes all sorts of yummy and totally cute looking bento boxes. This bento took a few hours to make but I think the end result was worth it. Pretty cute! Thanks for taking a look!
In this bento there are: mixed veggies, white rice shaped into a bunny, ears, cheeks, and heart decoration made out of ham, the mouth/nose part made out of turkey, egg sheet blanket, crispy orange chicken, and finally nori seaweed for facial features!