Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Children's Day Bento

Kodomo No Hi is the name for Japan's Children's Day, used to be called boys' festival. I made some bentos last year for this festival, and today, I'm sharing what I made this year. :)

Made these pandas last Thursay. Pandas are holding carp flags, known as Koinobori. :) Panda's hat are folded from wax paper. I did a tutorial last year on how to fold these hats, click HERE to see. :) Do you like this Monbento box I'm using? Monbento is kindly sponsoring a similar box for giveaway. :) I will post the giveaway tomorrow night and it will open after midnight. :)

Panda is made from rice and nori. Carps are sausages. I packed the bento with gyoza, broccoli, strawberries and golden kiwis as well.

I also made sandwich versions. The pandas are cut with a cookie cutter and ingredients used are nori and cheese.

Panda's hat is made from ham and cheese, and carps are made from ham and nori.

I made these simple Koinobori sandwiches for my my boys last Friday.

Ingredients used are Ham, carrot, broccoli, nori and cheese. :)

Some of my friends from Bento Blogger & Friends took part in a bento contest organised by Bento & Co. They did not make it into the finals, but they will be sharing their wonderful bentos in a bento hop. Please hop over to Becoming a Bentoholic's blog to check out their awesome entries.
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Monday, 29 April 2013

Rilakkuma at the Beach

I will be having a bento box giveaway on this Thursday, will share a little more on it in tomorrow's post. :)

Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori lazing by the beach. I made this last Thursday. Rilakkuma is made from short grained brown rice, Korilakkuma is made from egg and Kiiroitori is made from quail egg dyed yellow in turmeric water.

Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori are swimming on minced pork stew, lol. This bento definitely does not depicts my mood today, I'm feeling so sleepy and tired, I made a sleeping bunny bento this morning to represent how I felt, will post that bento another day. I'm off to bed now. Good night! :)
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Friday, 26 April 2013

Chopper & Hello Kitty Bento

Sanrio has a line of One Piece Chopper and Hello Kitty collaborative merchandise, this crossover series has Hello Kitty and Chopper cosplay as each other. The merchandise are super kawaii.

The bentos I'm sharing features Chopper disguised as Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty wearing Chopper's trademark hat. :) My initial plan was to do both versions on the same day, but changed my mind because I was lazy. Bentos were done over two days, Hello Kitty on Tuesday and Chopper on Wednesday. :)

Hello Kitty made from rice, nori ham and cheese, pink rice was colored with Sakura denbu.

My boys are sharing this bento. It's packed with grilled salmon, broccoli, Chopper Kamaboko, grapes and strawberries.

Chopper is made from rice, ham, cheese and nori, his face portion is rice coloured with a little dark soya sauce.

The sides are cheese tonkatsu, sausage, broccoli, Chopper Kamaboko, grapes and strawberries.

I made these Hello Kitty waffles for breakfast around two weeks back.

I bought the Hello Kitty waffle pan last year but this is the first time I took a photo of the waffle I made using it. :)
Bunting - Dots and Stripes - Rainbow - 1
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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Line Moon Bento

I made another character from LINE camera, called Moon. :)

Onigiri with different expressions, details done with nori and ham.

My boys ate the rice with cheesy baked chicken, broccoli and strawberries. Cheesy baked chicken is a variation of my carbonara recipe, but without the pasta. I added in extra cheese in the cream and baked it with some panko. My boys love this a lot, they like stuff baked with cheese.

I also made them a simple bread version for School.

The sandwich is a mixture of white and multi-grained bread. :)
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