TSUM TSUM has been on my to do list for sometime. I decided to start off with making Pooh and friends first. Will continue to make more characters, after I get some Easter bentos done.
These onigiri are mini versions and my favourite out of the four is Eeyore.
From left to right, Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore were coloured using deco furi, Pooh Bear was coloured using mashed egg yolk. Other ingredients used to make these were crabstick, nori and ham. Oops, just realised much later, after my boys ate the onigiri, that I forgot to add on the stripes for Tigger. -_-
Here's an idea how you can pack them into your bento. :)
It's mini sized, held in my palms for you to see.
I only did a tutorial to make Pooh Bear Tsum Tsum, details below.
First, mix in mashed hard boiled egg yolk to your rice. You can add in a pinch of salt if you like, suppose to be tastier this way. I usually omit since my boys have no complains about the egg yolk rice. Alternatively, you can also colour your rice using yellow deco furi, sold at Daiso and Meidi-ya.
Using cling wrap, mould an oval rice ball and two small round balls for Pooh Bear's head and ears respectively.
Remove the top red strip of cooked crabstick using a toothpick. Trim/cut away the excess portion.
Wrap crabstick around the oval rice ball and wrap with cling wrap to secure.
Add on Pooh's ears using pasta.
I used this puncher for Pooh's eyes, the rest were cut out using a pair of sharp tipped scissors.
If you find it difficult to trim nori into small pieces, you can make a bigger Pooh, it's much easier to trim bigger pieces of nori. :)
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