Cold soba for the boys today, decorated with pandas made from quail eggs. It's fast and simple to do, which left me with some time in the morning to do up a tutorial. So, hope you will find it useful if you want to try it out. :)
Boil Kamaboko ( Japanese fish cake) and quail egg. I sliced off the top pink layer of the kamaboko.
Punch out 2 circles from the white portion of the Kamaboko. That will be the Panda's ears.
Punch out round circles from the seaweed using a seaweed puncher, I'm using a Doreamon puncher for this. After that, stick the seaweed on the cut out kamaboko. It sticks pretty well for mine, but if you have problems with it, you can add a dab of mayo.
Attach on the ears with pasta.
Cut a long black strip and wrap around the panda's body.
Cut out ovals from the kamaboko and attach onto Panda's body with pasta.
I use this puncher to get Panda's eyes and mouth. :)
Cut out 2 circles from the pink kamaboko and use pasta to pin onto Panda's cheeks. There, it's done. :)
Here's another version, slightly simpler and I think I like it better. I left the hands out and used Wilton's decorating gel as the blusher instead.
Bento for LT, in the box are cold soba, quail eggs, breaded prawns, strawberries and grapes.
Bento for IT, same food as above.
Bento for IT's recess, in the box are cold soba, quail egg and breaded prawn.
Pandas on Soba. :)
Scallop Bruchettes for me, saw this fusion recipe online the other day and I just had to try it. Mine's a simplified version, just using what I can find in my fridge. The recipe calls for sashimi grade scallops, but I only had frozen ones. Hop over HERE for the recipe if you are interested, it's in chinese though, but there are pictures and the ingredients are listed in English.
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