Friday, 29 April 2016

Bento2016#Apr29~Panda/Birthday/Tuxedosam/Marie

25.04.16 (Monday)

Panda Sushi
Ooh....little disappointed on my panda sushi while arranged and rolled :( Sadly that panda mouth didn't turned out well in placed so I cheated by added nori as well the panda eyes :D I tried out using panda sushi mould to shaped the sushi and looks like I failed.....oh well, no time to redo so just did a quick snapped of photos.
Pan-fried slamon and spinach for side dishes.

26.04.16 (Tuesday)

12th Birthday Girl Bento
 Yeay! It's my darling daughter 12th years old birthday on 26th April 2016 ^_^ I made a birthday girl blows the birthday cake candles! I shaped the girl face and hands by mixing the rice with some ketchup for orange touched. Add on the nori for the detailed. Placed the head onto the lunch box and filled up broccoli for dress. Covered up the rest with rice and I  continued arranged the fish tofu as birthday cake. The candles made of toasted spaghetti and the yellow part of the fish tofu as lights. 
Prawn gyoza and quail eggs at another small container.

27.04.16 (Wednesday)

Sanrio Tuxedo Sam
 Simple designed for this Sanrio character ~ Tuxedo Sam ~ This round I didn't mixed the rice with blue pea flower extract first but just add on the juice using the flowers to dap on top of the rice for the blue touched. Leave the white part for Tuxedosam. Cheese for mouth and nori for eyes. The sailor hat made of fishball and nori. 
Stir-fried okra, pan-fried chicken nuggets, samosa yams and some grapes.

28.04.16 (Thursday)

Disney Marie
 While looking at my cutters and spotted this Disney Marie cat that I don't think I've created before so here it was my first attempt of Marie Bento ^_^ It was pretty easy by using the cookie cutter as outline and I just filled up the rice and add-on the nori detailed. Freehand scissor cut out the nori detailed as I'm lazy to penknive traced out by drawing on the baking paper :p 
Stir-fried potatoes, carrots and meat, spinach, red cabbage and sweet pea for side dishes.
 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Bento2016#Apr22~Sanrio Character Bentos

18.04.16 (Monday)

Simple Gudetama designed made out of boiled quail eggs ^_^ I just trimmed out the opened quail eggs and lay on top of the rice. Freehand scissor out the nori detailed. For side dishes have stir-fried okra, pandan chicken wrap and some seedless grapes.

19.04.16 (Tuesday)

My girl requested for noodles. Luckily I bought some during the weekend :) To made My Melody, I used beetroot noodles for the pink touched and pumpkin noodles for the face.  It's pretty easy create if you have the My Melody lunchbox. Looks kawaii right? Freehand scissor cut out the nori detailed and nose made of sweet corn. Flowers crabstick on top of My Melody was cut out by using cookie cutter. As for side dishes have spinach, miso soup, chicken drummets and some oranges.

20.04.16 (Wednesday)

 Conitnued my noodles theme ^_^ This round I made Hello Kitty and as usual using the lunchbox by filled up the pumpkin noodles and nori detailed. Cut out the crabstick for the red bow and sweet corn for nose. As for side dishes have stir-fried veggies with shimeji mushroom, miso soup and chicken katsu.

21.04.16 (Thursday)

 Opps..... noodles theme again :D Do you like Cinnamoroll? Since I have the lunchbox and why not continued my Sanrio Noodle Themes bento ^_^ Frankly speaking I'm not happy with the blue touched and my girl why don't I put nori detailed? Oh well, perhaps next time! To made the blue touched, I mixed the rice with bluepea flower extract. Carrot for cheeks. As for side dishes have cauliflower and carrots flowers, shrimp gyoza and miso again (my girl loves miso soup for her noodles)
 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Bento2016#Apr15~Back to school bento

Phew....looks like I'm getting lazy to update my blog after my one week bento break due to my kids 2nd Term School Holidays ^_^ So let's see what I had made for this week.

Day 1: 11.04.16 (Mon)

On Monday, I made Line Brown vs Gudetama. Super quick and easy to made this bento lunch ^_^ Just filled up the rice first onto the bento box and covered up half section of Line Brown (chicken meat floss) and Gudetama (scramble eggs). For the face features simply add the nori and cheese for detailed. As for the other container, I prepared shrimp gyoza, pea sprouts and kiwi fruit. 

Day 2: 12.04.16 (Tue)

On Tuesday, I made Miffy the bunny bento. Underneath Miffy filled up some rice and broccoli and shaped up Miffy into head/ears/arms. Freehand scissor cut out the nori eyes and mouth. As for side dishes have steamed prawns, sotong balls, broccoli and watermelon cut out by using Miffy cookie cutter.

Day 3: 13.04.16 (Wed)

  On Wednesday, I made Pompompurin & Macaroon Bento ^_^ Both Purin made of quail eggs. To made Pompompurin in yellow colored simply soak the quail egg at turmeric water (lukewarm water + little bit of turmeric powder) I soaked two quail eggs for yellow colored because I need the other one to trim out for Pompompurin ears :) As for Macaroon Purin just normal boiled quail eggs and add on nori for the detailed. Oh ya, Pompompurin's hat made of shimeji mushroom and insert toasted spaghetti. For side dishes have stir-fried beef minced meat, pea sprouts and watermelon in flower shaped.

Day 4: 14.04.16 (Thur)

On Thursday, I made My Neighbor Totoro Theme bento ^_^ Filled up the rice first and add on each peapod silicon for Totoro/Chibi/Susuwatari Soot. Both Totoro made of mashed potatoes but Totoro in grey mixed with black sesame powder. Nori for the details and underneath Susuwatari was rice and I just covered up with nori. Punched out some nori clover leaf and for side dishes have chicken katsu, broccoli and carrots. 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Bento2016#Mar25~Easter Bunny/Pooh Bear/Chicks

 21.03.2016 Monday
Easter Mofy Bunny: Shaped the rice into head/ears/arms using cling wrap
Orange rice: Mixed rice with ketchup for ears and heart shaped mouth
Yellow quail egg: Turmeric juice
Blue quail egg: Blue pea flower extract
Purple quail egg: Mulberry juice
How to cut kiwi fruit: Please view the tutorial @foodbycherry IG that I've shared at IG
First arrange the Mofy head and silicon cup into the Monbento lunchbox. Filled up the rest with stir-fried french beans & carrots. Next arranged the ears and arms ^_^  
 
22.03.2016 Tuesday
Winnie the Pooh: Sunny side up egg. Please click HERE for the tutorial
Rice underneath the pea sprouts, button mushrooms and dark sweet sauce chicken dishes. 
Cut the oranges into bite size just to fit in the container and add on sour plum on top.
 
24.03.2016 Thursday
Mama hen: Mashed pumpkin mixed with rice
Baby chicks: Quail eggs soaked with turmeric juice
Side dishes: Broccoli, gyoza (chicken) and kiwi flower  

Bento2016#Mar18~Panda/Piggy/Eeyore/Kiiroitori

14.03.2016 Monday
Panda: Rice and seaweed nori detailed.
Baby panda: Quail eggs and seaweed nori detailed.
Side dishes: Pea sprouts, gyoza, oranges

15.03.2016 Tuesday
I cooked simple fried rice for her lunch and only add Kiiroitori for the half boiled egg as theme bento ^_^ 
 
16.03.2016 Wednesday
Do you like Disney Eeyore? It's been awhile have not make Eeyore :p 
Blue rice: Mixed rice with blue pea flower extract and add nori for the detailed.
Orange rice: Mixed rice with ketchup
To shape: I used cling wrap and shaped into Eeyore (head and two ears)
Side dishes: Broccoli, gyoza, oranges and fishballs
 
16.03.2016 Thursday
My girl requested to eat Japanese Curry for her lunch ^_^ In my Japanese curry have chicken in bite size, carrots and potatoes.
Piggies: Mixed the rice with ketchup since I don't have Sakura Denbu for pink color.
Side dishes: Pea sprouts and tamagoyaki

Friday, 11 March 2016

Bento2016#Mar11~My Neighbor Totoro Theme Bento

This week I've planned to made "My Neighbor Totoro" theme bentos ^_^ I hope you like it!

Day1: 7/3/16 (Monday)

Totoro
Totoro rice : Black sesame powder mixed with rice

Eyes : Cheese/Nori

Dishes : Star shaped chicken nuggets & stir-fried mushrooms with bok choy

Day2: 8/3/16 (Tuesday)

Mei Kusakabe
Mei Kusakabe : Cheese (Face/Hat), Nori (Hair/detailed), Crabstick (Red & white detailed)

Dishes : Chicken cutlet coated with bread crumbs, rice and pea shoots

Day3: 9/3/16 (Wednesday)

Nekobus/Catbus
Catbus/Nekobus : Brown rice (dark sweet sauce mixed with rice), Nose (taiwanese sausage)

Eggsheets : Eyes, ears and seats detailed

Nori/Seaweed : All the black detailed

Dishes : Broccoli, pan-fried sausages and taiwanese sausages.

Chibi Totoro & Susuwatari
Chibi Totoro : Rice (I used cling wrap to shaped it)

Susuwatari : Kambu (Boiled seaweed and used circle cutter) Eyes (crabstick white part/nori)

Mini Chibi : Quail egg with nori detailed

Dishes : Yam samosa, chicken pandan wrap, pea shoots, shimeji mushrooms and fishball

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So which characters bentos you like the most?     

Friday, 4 March 2016

Bento2016#Mar04~Pooh/Hinamatsuri/Goldfish/Miffy

Good day everyone! Here I am to update my weekly bentos and I hope you like it ^_^ 

Day1: 29/2/16 (Monday)

Winnie The Pooh
On Monday, I made Winnie the Pooh rice popsicles ^_^ I have Pooh bear rice mould so pretty easy to shaped it. To made the rice yellowish simply add boiled egg yolk to mixed the rice and I used half of the boiled egg only for this bento. The other half boiled egg went to my son's lunch box :D
I added some chicken floss for each Pooh rice popsicle and filled up with nori details on top. To made it cuter I added bee foodpicks too! As for side dishes have pea sprouts, gyoza, grapes and chilli sauce (small container)

Day2: 01/03/16 (Tuesday) 

Goldfishes
On Tuesday, I made used of the cherry tomatoes to create goldfishes ^_^ Most of the bento-ers will know how to made and I must thanks to the first person who created this awesome creative idea. I'm sorry that I've no idea who started first but you can easily learn it from Youtube (that's how I know after saw from others). 
Filled up the rice into the thermos and add on the goldfishes on top (Be sure to have enough level to cover up, you wouldn't want to pressed the goldfishes flat when your kids open it) Designed with cheese for the eyes & mouth (I used two different sizes of straws) To made "blue" background, I used one blue pea flower petal soaked at hot water then tap them surrounding area of the rice.
For side dishes have sesame chicken drummets, broccoli, tamagoyaki and some fruits.

Day3: 02/03/16 (Wednesday)

Hinamatsuri
On Wednesday, I created my 2nd attempt of Hinamatsuri Bento. I cooked some pasta and to decorate the theme characters, below will be my ingredients:
  • Fish ball : Cut half for each Emperor & Empress face
  • Nori/seaweed : Freehand scissor cut out to add on as hair
  • Japanese cucumber : Emperor body
  • Tamagoyaki : Empress body
  • Carrot : Fan/Flowers (to made holes simply used a small hole straw)
For side dishes have beef patties (mayo on top) and some kiwi fruits with grapes.

Day4: 03/03/16 (Thursday)

Miffy
On Thursday, I wanted to make another Hinamatsuri theme bento for my girl since it's the actual day but my girl prefers other character ^_^ Well, I know my girl likes to bring thermos lunch box so I made "MIFFY". To made Miffy, I used fish ball again for the face and ears. Tamagoyaki for Miffy yellow dress instead of using crabstick for red dress :) 

For side dishes have dark sweet sauce chicken drummets, broccoli and some frutis.