Monday, 16 July 2012

Elmo and Cookie Monster Bento

I made Universal Studios Japan's version of Elmo and Cookie Monster today. Love this version because it's very easy to make and yet look cuter than the original version. :)
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Onigiri with meat patties, golden kiwis, grapes and blueberries.

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Blue rice coloured with butterfly pea flower and red rice coloured with beetroot.

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The usual sandwiches for School, with fillings they requested, packed with grapes and meat patty.

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Same colouring ingredients used to make the bread. But the beetroot version was more towards a faint brown instead, will have to experiment on that again. :)

10 comments:

  1. Another so so cute Bento! :) And I love your decorations too. The fork is very adorable!

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  2. Super cute Elmos. Love them and not the Elmo song keeps playing in my head:) Where do you get the food coloring that you use for your rice? I like the idea 'cause it is natural.

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    1. Lol, tks, Rina. The butterfly pea flower Is dried flower, when u soak it in hot water, you get a dark blue colour. The locals use it to make 'kueh'. I use the dark blue water to cook the rice n make the bread. It's available at some baking supplies shop n tea supplies shops here. Mine was from my mum, who plucked them off someone's house in Malaysia, lol.

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  3. Hello :) How do you color the bread? And where you get the wooden coaster and fork? They are simply adorable!

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    1. Similar to the rice, I dye the water needed to make the bread dark blue b4 adding in. Wooden coaster from taobao, n fork from rakuten. :)

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    2. Thanks for your reply! :) But will the bread turn soggy?

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    3. No leh, their boxes are sch are packed with a frozen drink, so it's usually still cold/cool when they eat.

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  4. Hi Ming, i have the butterfly pea flower at my mom's place. do i still have to dried them first before soaking them?or i just soak the fresh flower? so excited using natural food coloring rather than the artificial one :D

    Monique

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    1. Not sure if its a must, but my mum did dry them for a couple of hrs in the sun b4 freezing them. I just soak in boiling water to get the blue water.

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