Thursday 27 June 2013

Penguin Shiratama

For today's post, I'm sharing these penguins shiratama, which I made a couple of days after the panda shiratama.

This time, I served it with my favourite green tea ice cream and azuki red beans.

Here's a closer look at the penguins. :)
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Wednesday 26 June 2013

Frog Prince Hello Kitty Bento

I decided not to buy the Frog Prince Hello Kitty and Ugly Duckling Hello Kitty from MacDonalds. I guess I made the right decision as both these designs were sold out super fast, so even if I had wanted to buy, I might not have been able to get them anyway.

I'm using the Trudeau Fuel Uno snack container and stainless steel thermal food container to pack today's bentos. I love using these 2 containers together and the good news is I've an extra set to giveaway. :)

I packed beef stew in the thermal container. Frog Prince is made from rice colored with furikake.

IMG_6548 Hello Kitty Frog Prince, inspired by the plush released from MacDonalds. :)

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Egg Baby Bento

I'm using the same bento box from Trudeau Corp, which I shared in yesterday's post. I wanted to try out just  using one compartment of the box instead.

There, I've only used one compartment and I filled the other one with a bottle and Trudeau foldable culteries.

Sunny side up egg baby is lying on a bed of tuna pasta. :P

I packed another portion in Trudeau stainless steel thermal container. I will be reviewing this container on Friday.:)

Here's another portion of tuna pasta which I packed with a poached egg. Yums, I love eggs with runny yolks. :)

Monday 24 June 2013

Red Riding Hood Hello Kitty Bento

I'm going on a short road trip tomorrow and will be back on Friday. I won't be making any new bentos this week, but since I still have bentos to share, I have scheduled some post to auto publish for this week.

For today, I'm reviewing the newly launched lunch box from Trudeau Corp .

Trudeau have been working on this lovely bento box for sometime, so I was really eager to try it out. The box comes with removable inner containers with lids. It is microwave and dishwasher safe. It is BPA free and made from eco friendly materials. It also comes with a five years warranty.

The bento box comes with compartments which I thought it's a great idea. It also has a large capacity, which is great if you have a huge appetite. And if you decide to pack lesser for that day, you can just use one compartment, and fill the other one with a bottle, napkins and cutleries. The compartment on the left holds 610ml. The 3 sections on the right holds 400ml, 148ml and 109 ml respectively.

I packed the bento with a salami sandwich and decorated it with a Little Red Riding Hood Hello Kitty. I also packed in a salad, yoghurt and srawberries.

Hello Kitty is made from crabstick, cheese and nori.

And here's the inspiration for the bento, my Little Red Riding Hood Hello Kitty from MacDonalds. :)
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Friday 21 June 2013

Egg Girl Yakisoba Bento

I tried out Lee Kum Kee sesame oil for today's bento. Sesame oil is an essential condiment in most Asian cooking. It's great for enhancing the flavour of your dishes.

I cooked yakisoba for our lunch today, using Lee Kum Kee ketchup and sesame oil, am sharing the recipe at the end of this post.

I did a simple decor for the bento using a sunny side up. Added nori on the egg to turn it into a little gal. :)


300g chinese egg noodles
4 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp minced ginger
200g shabu shabu pork collar or belly
1 cup shredded nappa cabbage
2 tbsp ketchup
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp mirin
pinch of sugar
1 bunch chopped spring onions

  1. Cook egg noodles in boiling water until just done. Drain and run under cold water. Toss in 1 tbsp sesame oil and set aside.
  2. Heat pan, add 3tbsp sesame oil and ginger.
  3. Add pork and cook till no longer pink.
  4. Add cabbage, and stir fry till soften, add a bit of water if needed.
  5. Add in noodles, ketchup, soya sauce, worcestershire sauce, mirin and sugar.
  6. Toss well and simmer till everything is well mixed.

Thursday 20 June 2013

Tomato Bento

I've made another bento using Lee Kum Kee sauces. This time, I'm trying out their Chu Hou paste. I've heard so much good reviews about this sauce, I could not wait to try it out. I just tried the stewed chicken in their recipe card for dinner today and it was really yummy. My boys asked for the name of the dish, which is an indication that they like the food. They want to know the name so they can ask me to cook it again. :)

I'm sharing this tomato themed bento I made on Tuesday. I covered the rice with egg sheet, then I cut out the words "tomato" using carrot. I replaced one of the "O" with a dollop of ketchup and turned it into a tomato. :p

I made tofu chicken patties for the side dish and seasoned them using Chu Hou paste, am sharing the recipe below. Hope you like it. :)


250g minced chicken
100 silken tofu
1 tbsp grated ginger
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp Chu Hou sauce
1tbsp mirin
pinch of salt and pepper

  1. Mix together all the ingredients, leave aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat up a pan with a little oil over medium heat.
  3. Using a spoon, scoop up mixture and place in pan to cook. Flip over to cook the other side.
  • Mixture is soft and thus, more difficult to handle. Alternatively, you can also coat the patties with panko before shallow frying it. 
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Wednesday 19 June 2013

Panda Pizza Bento

The haze condition has been very bad in Singapore these few days. The haze is caused by prevailing winds from the forest fire in Indonesia and is really bad this year. I think it's the worst I've seen all my life here. :( We have been unable to do any outdoor activities, and we are either in the malls or stuck at home. :( And even when we are at home, we can still smell the haze if we are not in our bedroom which has the air purifier on. :( Hope to have clean air back soon!

I made these panda pizzas for breakfast yesterday, using Lee Kum Kee ketchup.

The pandas are cut using CutezCute. To make these, first cut out bread with cutter, toast it for 1 minute on each side in the oven. Spread on ketchup, add fillings like ham, salami, mushrooms, etc. Then, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Pop them back in oven and toast till cheese melts. Add on panda's features and return to the oven for another 1 minute.

I packed them in a box, so my boys can eat them in the car, on our way to an appointment. My boys say they are yummy, a welcome change from their usual fish soup noodles for breakfast. :)
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Lee Kum Kee Ketchup Bento

Lee Kum Kee has just launched 3 products in major supermarkets like Giant and Cold storage. The 3 products are tomato ketchup, pure sesame oil and Chu Hou paste. The bentos I'm sharing for the next few days will be made using these products.

Here are the 3 sauces I received from Lee Kum Kee. You will be happy to know that Lee Kum Kee also printed some recipe cards which you can pick up from the supermarkets.

Here's my bento, inspired by Lee Kum Kee tomato ketchup. Ketchup is quite useful in charaben, as shown in my bento above, it can be used to colour the rice and as blusher for your characters' cheeks.

I also cooked ketchup meatballs for this bento and I'm sharing the recipe below. :)


1/4 chopped onions
2 tbsp bread crumbs
3 tbsp milk
400g minced pork
1 tsp salt and black pepper
1 egg
1 tbsp ketchup
meatball sauce ( 50ml chicken broth, 2 tbsp ketchup, 2 tsp soya sauce)

  1. Heat up oil, stir fry onions till soft. Leave aside to cool.
  2. Pour milk over bread crumbs and leave for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in onions, salt, black pepper, ketchup, egg and the mixture in step 2 to minced pork. Mix well.
  4. Oil palms and shape meatballs, pan fry them with some oil over medium heat. Remove and set aside.
  5. Heat up the meatball sauce, add in meatballs and coat well in the sauce.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013

Cat Bun & Trudeau Uno Snack Review

I am very happy to receive some awesome bento stuff from the very generous Trudeau Corp a few weeks back. :)

Here are all the lovely stuff I received. They have just launched a new bento box which comes with compartments, I will review about that next week. And they have sent me some extras, so I will hold a giveaway when School reopens. :)

For today, I will be sharing this Uno Snack Container. It's BPA free, made from eco friendly materials and comes with a five year warranty. It has a capacity of 8 oz and is meant for packing dry snacks. It also comes with a functional clip ring.

I used it together with Trudeau stainless steel container, which I will share more in another post. I packed  a butter roll in the snack container and there's carrot soup in the stainless steel container. Do you like these two items too? I'm happy to share that I've extras of these for the giveaway. :)

The cat's details are done with cheese and nori and it's holding on to a fish made from tomato. I will continue with the rest of Trudeau products review next week, as I've a few other bentos that I am supposed to share by this week. :)
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