Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My Melody Somen

Today's post comes with step by step pictures. :) I've received requests to show how to create My Melody somen after I shared it. I remade it again to take photos of the process, it's really not difficult to make.

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This is the My Melody somen I'm talking about. The white portion is the usual somen, the pink portion is done using ume somen, which are already pink in colour. I am serving it cold, with a dipping sauce.

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This was the same plate of somen, I added on a mouth for My Melody.

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I like happy Melody. :)

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I changed the mouth to create a surprised look for Melody.

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Lol, I was just playing around, my boys chose the smiley version eventually.

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To create your My Melody somen, start off by arranging your cooked somen on the plate in an oval shape. You can do it in a lunchbox, if you prefer.

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Add ume somen on top. If you cannot find ume somen, what you can do is to cook your white somen in water dyed with beetroot or pink colouring.

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Add on Melody ears.

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For eyes, cut out ovals from nori, placed it on cheese and cut out using a toothpick. I cut out the nose from an egg sheet. It's easier to fold your nori and egg sheet in half to cut out your ovals.

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I used ham for Melody's bow. You will need a round slice of ham, another strip of ham and pasta.

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Arrange the round slice of ham as shown in the picture.

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Wrap the strip of ham around it and secure with pasta.

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Assemble all the parts together. Ta-dah, My Melody somen is completed. You can serve it this way, if you like.

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Or you can add on chopped spring onions around Melody, I find this gives it a finishing touch and the spring onion also complements the dipping sauce.
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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I love how the chopped spring onions around My Melody gives better contrast and makes it look prettier!

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  2. Super lovely lovely melody! love the pink somen!!

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  3. OMG, this is so cute Ming! Love the pink somen and you are so lucky to find them there. Making me so hungry now....yum:)

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