Thursday 16 February 2012

Bunny Bento

I made baked pasta for the boys' bentos today, they had it cold. They are fine with it, but then, they are not fans of warm food. They will always wait for the food to cool down before they will eat.

I decorated the bento with this cute little bunny, the idea for the bunny was from Mothering Corner. She has a tutorial on how to make them on her blog. :)

Bento for LT, in the box are baked pasta, drumlet, grapes and strawberries. I overbaked the pasta a little, coz LT was fussing this morning and I forgot about my pasta in the oven. -_-

Bento for IT, same food as above.

Bento for IT's recess, in the box are baked pasta and gyoza.

I think the overbaked pasta looks a little 'muddy', I should have made a pig instead. lol, oh well, will leave that for the next time. :P

Gyozas, spinach and chicken with lup cheong (chinese sausage) for me. Gyoza recipe below, a highly simplified version from Harumi's book. :) Haha, buy or borrow ( It's available at the library if you are from Singapore) her book if you want the original recipe, it's a great cookbook on Japanese cooking. :)


1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
1 cup minced pork
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp dry sherry
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
1/2 cup spring onion
salt and pepper to taste
gyoza wrappers

  1.  Combine all items except gyoza wrappers.
  2. Wrap the filling into the gyoza wrappers, I used a gyoza mould for this step.
  3. Dust each dumpling with a little cornstarch.
  4. Heat a small quantity of oil, then arrange them in rows.
  5. When the bottoms are nicely browned, add in enough water to cover a third of the dumplings, cover and cook under medium heat until water had evaporated.


  1. A little bunny really brighten up the bento! good job. Do you have any recipe for baked pasta? :=p

    1. Tks a lot, Yenn. No, I dun hv any recipe for baked pasta, u can just top your usual pasta with grated cheese n bake at ard 180 degrees till browned. I usually use this ready made ricotta cheese pasta sauce fr the supermkt coz we like tt taste.

  2. So cute! I did shepherd pie with a mouse today. Shall attempt ur idea next wk. u r so amazing, how do u get so many ideas everyday? From Emily

    1. Tks a lot, Emily. The mouse is a great idea, I will kiv n copy tt next time. :) haha, I surf ard n get my inspirations fr the web, bks are great too. :)

  3. hi, I do not make bentos, can't even cook, but I like to look at your creations. It always bring a smile. Your kids are so fortunate. I have subscribe my wife's email to your updates, hopefully, she will be inspired to make some bentos, some day :)

    andy lee

    1. Tks so much, Andy. And thank u for helping me with the qns on tw trip, my boys love leofoo resort n bb boss. :) Btw, I love ur blog, ur 4 kids are v cute n I enjoy getting all the latest happenings in spore fr there.

  4. Ming,very cute bunny and I love the idea that you used a smaller box inside the larger one,brilliant :)

    1. Tks a lot Rina, I got the foil idea from a fellow bento mummy. :)

  5. Hi Ming, will i b able to buy the Gyoza wrappers from local supermarket? May I know where did u buy those green silicone barans? Can't seem to find it online. I'm also trying to find those cute pasta that u use in ur bento but no avail. Lastly, sorry for putting the reply as Anonymous as Im juz clueless how to use the rest of the options. Fm Emily

    1. Hi Emily, yes, I bought them fr cold storage frozen section. The one at marine parade to be exact. And if you really can't find, you can substitue with those Chinese dumpling skin, white ones, not the wanton skin. I bought my green silicon barans from Jmama and Bento craft, links at my side bar. Do u mean the bear pasta? I bought it in Tw, not sure where to get it here. Oh, it's ok leaving as anonymous coz u will sign off as Emily, n tts gd enuff, coz I will know it's the same person. :)


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