Thursday 9 February 2012

Pikachu Bento

I did a simple decor today, need a break after 2 days of packing 4 bentos. 3 bentos is still a more comfy number for me. I just decorated the hard boiled eggs as Pikachu, a very speedy decor. :) I made cheaters mentaiko pasta for the boys' bentos. I was lazy to walk over to the mall to get mentaiko under the scorching hot sun, so I just bought ebikko instead. This is one of our favourite Japanese fusion pasta, it's quite easy to make, will share the recipe at the end of this post. :)

IT's bento, in the box are ebikko pasta, eggs, Taco, beancurd chicken, strawberries and blueberries.

LT's bento, same food as above, except there's no Tako in his bento, he does not likes it. :P

IT's bento for recess, in the box are mentaiko pasta, Tako and grapes.

Pikachu eggs. :P

Beancurd chicken, scallops/asparagus and otah for my lunch.

I could not resist making a serving of ebikko pasta for myself too. Argh, ate too much today. :P

Mentaiko Pasta Recipe


- 2 mentaiko sacs or more
- 30g butter, softened
- 2 tsp sake
- 1/2 tsp Japanese shoyu or light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
- 1 serving of angel hair pasta
- sea salt

1. Make a slit on each mentaiko sac and scrap out the roe with a spoon. Discard the membrane.
2. Mix the roe along with mayonnaise, sake, shoyu and softened butter in a bowl.
3. Cook pasta in salted water according to the timing indicated on the package instructions. Drain pasta and reserve some of the pasta water.
4. Add the mentaiko mixture to the cooked pasta while it is still hot. Toss until well-mixed. If the pasta is too dry, add a few tablespoons of reserved pasta water. Season to taste with salt if neccessary.
5. You can top with shredded nori and tako slices.


  1. love this cute and simple to make Pikachu on egg idea.. going to copy this idea in future..haha..

    1. Tks, Bobo. Can't wait to see urs, u are always very good with eggs. :)

  2. I love the kiddie's bentos of course...but YOUR lunches make me want to buy a plane ticket!!! Let's trade, I hate this stupid salad!!

    1. Lol, tks so much! I'm drooling over the ones you pack too! :)

  3. Looks so yummy and I am feeling so hungry at 9:30 a.m. looking at your bentos!! Is that otah otah in your lunch??

    1. Tks so much Rina. Yes, you know oath too? That's leftovers from the BBQ, stash them in the fridge and only clearing them now. :)

  4. Creative use of the hard boiled egg! Pika-Pika!

    1. Tks for ur sweet comments, Diana. Yes, ur kids fav Pika. :)

  5. Hi Ming,

    Wow, this is a cute Pikachu! I've never thought Pikachu can be made from eggs! Very creative! :) Btw Ming, where do you normally buy those Japanese stuff like ebiko/tobiko/kamaboko? Are they normally bought frozen? Thks Ming! -mrsyap

    1. Mrs Yap, I usually buy fr marine parade ntuc finest because tt's my usual shopping ok n they carry ebikko, tobikko n kamaboko. Ebikko n tobikko are fresh, kamaboko is at their frozen section. If its mentaiko, I buy at the Jap store at parkway parade basement, it's frozen. :)

    2. Thks so much fir your info, Ming! I usually go to NTUC Finest at Somerset too, but couldn't locate them. Maybe I'll try Meidi-ya then. Thks so much! -mrsyap

    3. U shop near somerset? Maybe u can try the isetan basement supermkt or cold storage at taka instead. :)


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