Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Bear Bento Again

Yes, like what I said yesterday, it's bears again for today. :) This time, the bears are moulded out of mashed potatoes instead. I've seen these mashed potatoes bears on Japan sites since rather long ago, but I can't read Japanese and I was not sure what I should mix in, so I did not try. But last week, thanks to a fellow Japanese bento Mummy who knows English, I can finally try this. :) If you want to try, just mix in some margarine(or butter), milk and a pinch of salt after mashing up the potato, leave it in the fridge after that and you can start moulding once it's cold. :)

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This one is for IT, in the box are chicken/cheese burgers, mashed potatoes, strawberries, grapes and blueberries. :)

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LT's crate, same food as above. It's the first time I've made chicken patties for their burgers, I've always made beef patties. :)

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This one is for IT to bring to School, just a cheese/chicken burger inside. I'm not sure whether this bear can last till recess, I'll have to check with him. :P

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My crates are back again. :) Love 'playing' with the mashed potatoes, will be trying out other animals with it. :)

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Burger for me too, had mine with chicken patty, egg and curly crisps. It's a mini burger using butter rolls. So, I kept some dishes from last night's dinner to go with it, Szechuan spicy pork and cabbage/enoki stir fry. lol, yes I know it's a wierd combi. :)

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I bought picks again. Lovely picks from Jmama. Aren't they sweet? :)

12 comments:

  1. I can't tell from the pic that the bear is made of mashed potatoes at all. I have a pkt of freezed mashed potatoes in the fridge, hope I can mould juz as well as u. By the way, I see that u do deep-fry quite often, do u hv any special tips as my kitchen feels super oily after each frying session. Emily

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    1. Emily, try n let me know. I think can explore sweet potatoes, yam as well, lol. Actually I hardly deep fry unless I've no choice, use up too much oil, coz I dun re-use. I always shallow fry or an fry, the sides are not so nice but top/bottom still ok. Do u hv happy call? I use tt, n the kitchen is not really oily. Previously with wok, there's a layer of oil under my top shelves n hood, but dun hv tt after I've used happy call.

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    2. Yup! I bought Happy call recently & will give it a try. Tried moulding with my mashed potato, A FLOP coz too much milk in this batch. Will prepare a separate batch for moulding when I replenish my stock in the fridge. Emily

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    3. Oh great, happy call should solve ur problem. So, frozen potatoes wun wk. I din measure the exact qty, but I just added a little margarine n milk, was afraid it'll be too wet. The bear for School din last though, must think of other ways to position it so it'll still be ok by recess.

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  2. Ming, thanks for tutorial on the mashed potatoes. I didn't know that till now! Super cute bears as always :) Your new picks are cute.

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    1. Tks, Rina. Hee, not much of a tutorial. I did not know too until I asked this Mummy who shared her bento in the bento bloggers group. :)

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  3. Super cute and in those favorite boxes of yours. I *WILL NOT* click that link to the store you like because I have way too many bento supplies that I don't use!!! LOL!

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    1. Lol, so do I, we need to stop this habit of buying n stashing up.

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  4. So cute and fluffy bears! Great picks as well, the colors are so wonderful, can't wait to see what you'll do with them!

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    1. Tks for ur sweet comments, Berrygirl. Lol, might just use some of them tommorrow. :)

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  5. I love the mashed potato bears, they are so cute! I've never tried moulding something out of mashed potatoes, I bet it was a lot of fun :)

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