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!
Soy sauce and Worchestershire flavored riceball. Filled with seasoned tuna and shaped into a cute bear. Egg sheet ears, seaweed eyes and nose, ketchup blush, and red colored bow-tie noodle. Steamed brocolli, heart shaped steamed carrots, Steamed red potato seasoned with butter, garlic paste and parsley and three homemade meatballs. For snack a meiji 'choco baby' packet.
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
Happy Easter Minna! Once again my parents left me for Vegas (to ref at the qualifier) so I'm stuck back here alone. This means my Uncle and I go out to eat and once again we're going to my favorite place Matsuya. It's a very very long drive, but so worth it. Best sushi and most authentic menu I've ever seen! But even with all that I've been looking at bento blogs and all that recently so I decided I was going to make an Easter Bento. I found some really cute ideas and had to do it! Both the little chickie and the bunny ideas came from Anna the Red, she's so creative! Anyway this bento contains:
107 1/2 cup Rice (Green) 18 Kamaboko Bunny 1 Lettuce Divider 30 Chipotle Chicken Flower 40 Mandarin Orange 2 Small Strawberry 52 Inari (Nest Under Chickie) 39 1/2 Hard Boiled Egg 6 Mini Sweet Pepper 1 Carrot Butterfly
Being the week before Easter I thought it would be fun to do a special little bento. I got the idea for the Rilakkuma Inari from Anna The Red. She's a marvelous bento and plushie maker. If you would like a tutorial on how to make these little guys you can find it here: [link]. They are easy to make so give em a try! This bento contains: 2 Inarizushi (1 Rilakkuma, 1 Regular) Mochiko Chicken (With A Little Decorative Bone Pick) 1/2 Small Sweet Pepper Cut Into Rings Gari (Pickled Ginger) Sliced Strawberry Cilantro Leaves (Decoration)
*Here's a little side note, just to prove that bento makers practice what they preach I'm going to list the calories for this bento below. This is to help show that bento are not just cute or delicious they are also healthy and very reasonable in calories. Please Enjoy!
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!)
- Panda Onigiri with ketchup cheeks and corn salad - fried quail egg on cucumber & carrot salad with mayonnaise dressing - paprika & cucumber maki - tamagoyaki with vegetables - chicken dumplings and octopus sausages - Kinder chocolate sweets