Today I'm going to share with you my submitted bento entry for Bento&Co Chef Bento 2014 Contest ^_^ Again I have fun making it and also mainly to improve myself making better. This year 2014 contest rules was different from last year. Contestants need to prepare a bento with 6 ingredients (tomato/potato/rice/chicken or tofu (vegetarian)/egg/broccoli) plus 1 additional ingredient of our choice. So what additional ingredient in my bento entry? Is seaweed!!!
Actually I made two bento and the above bento you see which will be my 2nd bento for the submitted photo ^_^ Why made two? Because I didn't know seaweed counted as the additional ingredients so the 1st bento I added fruits into as my additional ingredients but luckily I read other people comments from FB and saw seaweed counted as one of the ingredients!!! Opps......so better redo another one and submit the 2nd bento ^_^
This is my 1st bento with additional ingredient : Mini peaches that I thought seaweed on the lady face won't be counted as ingredients =_=" As well the chicken marinated with spices also OUT due to the rules stated not visible!!! Luckily before I submit my entry go back to FB and checked anything should or should not....So, I took another day off to redo another bento without those!!!
Well, back to the original bento. I covered the rice with seaweed for darker background and yellow rice (mashed egg yolk mixed rice) for another half of the background. I started making the mashed potato for "Lady" face/arm/legs. Fancy big hat made of eggsheet and broccoli. Dress made of carrot (heart shape), cherry tomato roses and broccoli. Shoes made of carrot and lastly the bouquet of flower made from broccoli/carrot/eggsheet (yellow dots). Not to forgot about the golden hair made from eggsheet and nori for the lady's details!
For other ingredients: Chicken cutlet in between broccoli, potato baked with carrots and hard boiled egg, cherry tomato (heart) and decoration of carrot as flowers and eggsheet.
Well, something challenging for me to made non kawaii version of bento compared to my daily bento for my daughter's lunchbox. So many more to learned and I want to congrats to the winners and I've voted for the Top 10 Finalist too! Click HERE to see more of the Winners & Top 10 Finalists! To vote for the Top 10 Finalist click HERE.
Thank you so much for spending your time reading today's post and hope you will continue like my bento creations ^_^ Happy Friday!