Thursday 23 February 2012

Stitch Soba Bento

My Eco lunchboxes just arrived from Amazon. :) I'm in love with the box, and I'm surprise I managed to squeeze in the boys' usual portion of soba in it. I'm so tempted to get another, but shipping's not cheap though. :(

My plan today was to make Stitch out of sausages but upon completion, I think he looks more like a dog instead. lol. -_- I'm not sure if you can tell it's Stitch if I do not label it as a Stitch bento. :P

LT's bento, in the box are cold soba, prawn croquettes, grapes, strawberries and sausage. IT says Stitch is in a pail from a well. After eating up the food in the small pail, he lowered the pail into his cup of water and drank from there. lol. -_-

IT's bento, same food as above.

IT's bento for recess, in the box are cold soba, grapes, strawberries and sausage. This time, I freeze the soba sauce in an air-tight container, so it'll be nicely melted and still cold by his recess. I'll have to wait for his review when he's home to see whether it works.

I tried to make a 'fierce' Stitch for one of IT's box, coz the last time I made Stitch, he told me he wants a fierce Stitch. -_-

Herbal chicken, broccoli/sea asparagus and three cups squid for me. I kept them from dinner last night. Usually, only one dish (the same one you see in the boys' bento) from my box is cooked in the morning. But for today, the boy had something totally different, so I just ate the food I kept from yesterday. :) Prawn croquette recipe given below, the recipe makes around 8, I usually make a bigger batch and freeze.


1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 minced yellow onion
3/4 cup chopped prawn
1 tbsp white wine
1 egg
1 cup panko
1/2 cup plain flour

white sauce -
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
11/2 cup milk
pinch of salt


  1. Melt 1 tbsp butter, add onions and cook till translucent.
  2. Add in prawn and white wine. Set aside once cooked.
  3. Now to make the white sauce, melt 3 tbsp butter.
  4. Once butter is foaming, add in 1/4 cup flour in small increment and stir to form a smooth paste.
  5. Do not allow the paste to color, slowly add in milk, stir to prevent lumps. Stop when the mixture is thick and glossy, ard 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and the mixture you kept aside in step 2.
  7. Spread the layer in a pan, creating a layer around 1 in thick. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Use a spatula to divide the mixture into 8 portions.
  9. Coat with flour, followed by egg and lastly Panko.
  10. Deep fry them till golden brown.

Note: You can substitute the prawns with crab meat.


  1. It's only the brown color of the Stitch that could thrown somebody off, (but if you look at the cute little face)it's definitely him!Hey, but cold soba noodles and prawn croquettes sound like an absolutely delicious meal! Would you give us the prawn croquette recipe?

    1. Tks for the encouraging comment! :) Ha, you got me, did think of sharing the recipe but was lazy to type it out. I've updated the recipe today just 4 u. :)

  2. Ming, it looks like Stitch to me, so very adorable :) And the herbal chicken, looks yummy!

    1. Tks fr the encouraging comment, Rina. :) The supermarket over here sells ready packs to cook diff herbal soup. All we hv to do is open a pack of ready mixed herbs n throw in with the meat to cook. :)

  3. i assumed that u mix the prawn with the white sauce? or you use the white sauce as the wrapper to fill in the prawn? since i did not found the step when you mix the prawn with the white sauce :D. sorry for asking to much question, i just love your simple recipe and would like to make them for my daughter. thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Yes, in step 6, add salt to white sauce n then add in prawn mixture. Np, glad to ans n happy u like it. :)


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