Thursday, 26 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb26~Hello Kitty Daruma

This is my first attempt making Daruma Doll ^_^ I make a mini Hello Kitty Daruma since my thermos lunch box small. Will try to make again for a bigger Daruma version :D In the meantime, hope you enjoy today's post!

Here is the close up Hello Kitty Daruma ^_^ The red part is make from red capsicum. For Kitty-chan, I use crabstick for the face and nori for the details. As for yellow part, I use eggyolk (took some out from hard boiled egg).
For side dishes have ginger chicken, pea sprouts, hard boiled egg, some ginger sweet sauce at the small container. As for desserts have cherry, mandarin orange and homebaked pineapple tarts ^_^

Have a lovely Thursday!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb25~Bonbonribbon CNY Bento

My daughter likes this Sanrio Bonbon Ribbon soft plush that I bought from Japan Tokyo. Bonbonribbon is a pink rabbit with a pink ribbon bow on her head and some other parts of the body. I didn't know Sanrio have so many kawaii characters until I shop around in Japan spotted so many soft plush ^_^ As per request from my girl, I decided to make one with CNY theme bento for her. 

Here is the closer look of Bonbonribbon. To make the rice pink, I add sakura denbu mix with rice and shape it using cling wrap. Punch out nori for the details and freehand scissor cut nori lashes for the eyes! Ribbons make from crabstick that I use cutter to cut and secure it with spaghetti.

For side dishes have pea sprouts, prawn, pandan chicken wrap, fish finger with oat and cherry. I also carve out apple for the year of goat/sheep chinese word "羊" Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb24~Totoro & Chibi Mashed Potato

Simple tomato fried rice for today's lunch bento ^_^ As usual less food on every Tuesday =_=" To make my daughter's bento cute, I add Totoro and Chibi make out of mashed potato.    

Here's the close up Totoro & Chibi ^_^ To make Totoro simply add some black sesame powder to mix with mashed potato. Add on the nori details! Easy right? 

I hope you like today's Totoro & Chibi Bento post! Add on homebaked Hello Kitty pineapple tarts and some mandarin oranges for her desserts ^_^ Have a lovely Tuesday!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb23~GongXiFaCai Bento

Back to school but kids still in their CNY moods :D I spend too much time on making the egg sheets (black/red/yellow) The black eggsheet didn't turn out well so I use nori ^_^ The side dishes just add on to cover up the holes and I'm totally run out time to do it better! Sigh! So quickly take few photo shot.

Here's the close up Little Girl playing sparkling stick that my kids like it! Suppose to make fire crackers (as per angpow picture) but no time to do. Sigh again...... Well, mix rice with tomato ketchup for the girl and the red/yellow part make from egg sheet (little bit of red food gel for red eggsheet) The flower on the girl is crabstick. Hair make from inari. Freehand scissor cut out nori for the face details. Toast the spaghetti for the stick.

For side dishes have panda chicken, tofu fishcake and broccoli.


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb12~CNY Sanrio Fifi Bento

Are you ready this coming Lunar Chinese New Year? My kids counting the days not just CNY but school holidays breaks next week ^_^ Been busy with house chores & spring cleaning until I have not start baking for CNY cookies =_=" Hopefully can bake some cookies coming this weekend :p 

I saw my daughter's cupboard displayed this cute Fifi the sheep figurine so I thought of making one for her bento. Perfect for today's CNY theme bento :D 
Here's the close up Fifi made from rice. To make blue rice, I use blue furikake to mix or you can use blue pea flower extract. Freehand scissor cut out nori details. My "羊" chinese nori cutting, one of the stroke too short :p Orance made from carrot and I just filled up with broccoli at side. Cheese on top and is melting =_=" (no time to make eggsheet) Crabstick for flowers and red packet (ang pao)

For side dishes have pan-fried chicken nuggets, prawn, quail egg, grapes and orange.

Hope you like today's post! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb11~Panda Bento Valentine's Day

Three more days toward the V-day! Here I make these lovely panda couple inspired by the panda figurines. The panda figurines are from my daughter's toy ^_^ I spend quite some times on shaping and sticking....luckily manage to finish on time before send my kids to school. No time to organize well for the side dishes so just put everything inside the small panda lunchbox =_="  

Here's the close up Panda Couple :) Freehand scissor cut out nori details and shape the rice using cling wrap. Can't see the bouquet of flower details for the panda holding..... I should put the red part of crabstick bottom and put the white part on top so will stand out! Oh well....can't be done now =_=" Rose make of cherry tomato and add pea sprout surrounding.
Side dishes have pan-fried gyoza, quail eggs, cherry tomato and some grapes.

Wish all couple "Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb10~My Melody Pancake

Yay! Finally got My Melody pancake pan by the help from my schoolmate who works in Singapore. Felt so blessed that she helped me purchased whenever I need books from Kinokuniya Singapore. I collected during the weekend and my daughter can't wait for Tuesday to come! Hahaha.... it's Tuesday less food for her so I make one and is big! Luckily I have one bento lunchbox that can fits perfectly ^_^ 
Here's the close up My Melody Pancake ^_^ Pretty right? 
For side dishes have airfry honey drumette, grapes and some honey for the pancake. I hope you like today's post and happy Tuesday! 

Here's the My Melody book that you can get it from Kinokuniya Bookstores. It comes with a recipe book (in Japanese with pictures sadly I can't read =_=") and the pan.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb09~Kumamon Bento

This is my first attempt to make Kumamon character ^_^ Visited Fukuoka Japan, noticed that Kumamon seems popular! From goodies to bento can easily buy Kumamon character but I just buy this rice mould set (view the box picture after the post).

Here's the close up Kumamon holds a heart made of crabstick. The Kumamon head, I use the rice mould to shape then wrap with nori. The seaweed cutter mould comes together in a box and face cutter as well. So basically very simple by just using all the bento kits! But the body, I shape it using cling wrap then wrap with nori. Lastly, add the arms. (I forgot one last step! The red cheeks =_=")

For side dishes have pagoda cauliflower, pandan chicken, yam samosa and some grapes.

Here's the picture of the Kumamon bento kits set. As I've mentioned that I missed out the red cheeks! Sigh......

Hope you like today's post but my daughter still not use to Kumamon new character :D She said who's this? Oh well, I need to make Kumamon often :p

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb05~Olaf Bento

Do you want to build a snowman? I'm excited to use this Olaf Bento lunch box bought it from my recent Japan Trip :) But I think my daughter will prefer Elsa instead of Olaf! Luckily after done photo shoots, my daughter said Olaf so cute and happy. I answered: Of course Olaf is happy because.....lots of carrots falling from the sky! Lol! 
Olaf made from quail eggs and nori for details. The nose, I use the carrots furikake. Sprinkle the furikake at the side  and select all the carrots drop from the sky! Look how happy is my Olaf! Hahaha.....
For side dishes have small chinese cabbage奶白菜, fishballs, meat patties coated with bread crumbs and some grapes.

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb04~Valentine's Day Hello Kitty & Daniel

My first Valentine's Day bento for year 2015 ^_^ I bought the Hello Kitty furikake during my Taiwan trips. Happen to shop some Taiwan goodies and spotted this furikake! Lucky me :D Too bad I can't get it here =_=" 
Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel made of mashed potato and I mixed with some cheese powder. Roll and shape into Hello Kitty then add nori for all details. Corns for nose and crabstick for red bow. The orange rice, I just mixed with the furikake and it taste wonderful!
I also made one onigiri and wrap with cling wrap. Some grapes for her desserts and my daughter likes grapes!
For side dishes, soya sauce chicken and pea sprouts. I hope you like it!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Bento2015#Feb02~Bear Bento

If you've followed my blog or visited last week Monday that I had made Hello Kitty Sleeping bento. This round I make Bear sleeping with Rilakkuma as bolster ^_^ Do you hug a bolster while you sleep? I do :p And when I'm away my daughter will replace me by just hugging my bolster. Lol! 

Here's the close up Bear made from pan-fried mashed potato. Cut out button mushroom for eyes and add nori details. Carrots for ears and legs. Punch out paw nori and add onto the carrot. As for blanket, I just cut out stars and replace egg whites.

For side dishes have broccoli, chicken cutlet and oranges slices.

I hope you like today's Bear Bento post ^_^ Happy Monday!