Friday 27 April 2012

Boys' Festival Bento

I woke up very early today, so early that I decided to go back to sleep and ended up waking too late. -_- So, it's another mad rush, and  I think this is my 'best' record to date, after I'm done with the bentos, I'm only left with 10 minutes to get ready and send LT to School. Oh well, looks like there will always be such days for me. :P

The bentos today were related to the Japanese Boys' Festival. It's something I always wanted to make, and I'm glad I finally did it. Not my original idea, there were so many such bentos around on Japanese site, so it was easy to just copy the idea from here and there. :P

Bento for IT, in the box are onigiri, fried dumplings, pork rolls, sausage, strawberries and blueberries.

Bento for LT, same food as above.

Bento for IT's recess, in the box are nutella bread, sausage, fried dumpling and grapes. Argh, I know I added on too much gel for the boys' cheeks, but I had no time to rectify. :P

Bento for LT to bring to School, same food as above.

The imprints on the fish were not very clear, these were not my usual sausages. I bought another brand to try but the imprints do not show up well.

Lucheon meat/asparagus fried rice and fried dumplings for me. :)

I bought these for the boys last week. I had intended to use them as props for my photo today, but I forgot to bring them in from my patio in my rush this morning. Hiaz. :( I wonder whether they will last till next year, lol. :P

I did a tutorial on how to fold the hats, using origami paper. The hats in my bentos were folded using wax paper. :)
Start off with a square paper, coloured side down.

Fold it in half to form a triangle. Next, fold the 2 sides to meet the white line in the center.

Fold right side.

Fold left side. Next, fold the top flaps in half, at the white line.

Fold left flap down.

Fold right flap down. Now, turn bottom side to the top.

Fold the top flap at the white line. Fold left side first.

Fold right side now.

Fold the first half of the bottom flap about 3/4 of the way.

Then make another fold. Tuck the other flap inside the hat.

Ta-dah, it's done. I hope I did not confuse you, not too good with explaining this.

Happy weekends! It's going to be a holiday on next Tuesday! :D

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  1. wow~
    dont worry abt the "scales" on the fishes, they look quite distinctive to me! thanks for sharing the origami hat!

    1. Tks a lot, hv a good hol, lots of off days next wk. :)

  2. 10 mins for such cute bento, will take me 30 mins or more for sure, lol. Love the fish and the onigiris are so adorable:) Thanks for the hat origami tutorial. Have a great weekend!

    1. Lol, no, Rina, I din wd it well, took me more than 30 mins to do this, n only left with 10 mins to get myself ready to go out.

  3. I love the sausage "fish" & that hat. Tks for sharing the tutorial, hope to try it out some days. Fm Emily

  4. So cute! Your bentos are always my favorite, Ming - you're very good at photos! I'd love to see you have a book one day. ^^

    1. Tks so much for ur kind compliments. :) Yours nvr fail to impress me every time. :)

  5. Wow, these are great! I haven't masted a lot of the cuter techniques for packing bentos, but wow yours are great!

    1. Gina, tks a lot, urs ar great too, I love how the natural colours of ur fd brightens up the box. :)


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