Tuesday 17 January 2012

Monkey Bento

It's very hot over here every day, you can feel the sun burning your skin if you are outdoors. When I'm out sending the boys to School, I just feel like hiding in the car or in the malls, where I can have an air-con blowing at me. :) The boys asked for cold soba, which is just perfect for today's weather.

I made a monkey to decorate the bento. IT is born in the year of the monkey. But he hates bananas. lol. :) I did a tutorial on how to make these sausage monkey, click HERE to see.

LT's bento, in the box are cold soba, sausage, salmon, beancurd chicken and golden kiwis. As they have their lunch at home, I kept the dipping sauce in the fridge.

IT's bento, same food as above.

IT's bento for recess, in the box are cold soba, sausage, beancurd chicken and marshmallows. I packed his dipping sauce in a thermos jar.

3 cheeky monkeys. :)

I saw IT taking out his monkey and put it on his palm before he ate his food, so I took a shot of it. :)

Lunch for Mummy, rice with miso pork/cabbage and beancurd chicken.


  1. Those monkeys really have personality!

  2. Awwww,love those monkeys!! No way I can make them as cute as you do. I have a hamburger monkey cutter that I received from Japan and panning to use it tomorrow. Soba noodles looks delicious as well as your lunch :-)

  3. @Diana, haha, tks. :)

    @Rina, tks. :) I've nvr seen hamburger monkey cutter before. Looking forward to see your lovely bento. :)

  4. The monkey is really adorable. I love all your bentos. I am just a beginner to make bento. How do you keep your soba cold in the lunch box?

    1. Hi Yenn, I saw your bentos, they are lovely, not like a beginner's wk. :) The soba box was kept at room temperature, I only put the slightly frozen soba sauce in a thermal container. :)

  5. May I know how you made the sauce for the soba?

    1. I usually use these two recipes if I'm making my own. http ://justonecookbook.com/blog/how-to/mentsuyu-noodle-soup-base/ http://www.noobcook.com/zaru-soba/ I do sometimes just buy the sauce direct from the supermarket too. :)

  6. Thank you so much! I bought the Kikkoman sauce but my daughter didn't really like it. Or maybe it was the Ume soba instead of Cha Soba.

    1. Yes, ume soba hv a unique taste, my boys don't really like too.


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