Friday, February 20, 2009

Bento #31, 32

Bento 31

I made a sandwich with the Cinnamoroll cookie cutter using white and green bread. I didn't have time to do the eyes and mouth though. The box below consists of fried instant noodles with fish cake and some sakura carrots as decoration. The fruits included strawberries, sugar prunes, and cherry tomatoes.

Ganache-ganache asked me how I keep the foods in good (as in fresh) condition. Well, I'm not sure how much this helps, but I use anti-bacterial sheets which can be seen below. I also make sure everything has cooled down to room temperature before packing them.

An anti-bac sheet on the sandwich before I wrap it up in foil. Both sheet and foil also prevent the seaweed from going all over the place.

One over the noodles and fruits.

Bento 32

Plain sushi rice with stir fried pork bits in the middle.

I really need to work more on the face of Hello Kitty. It never looks like her, but then again, it seriously is so tough because the seaweed bits are really tiny. I really surrender to those who can do it so well. Check out the Mothering Corner. She is who I turn to for inspiration. After going through her archives, I realise that she has only been preparing bentos for a couple of months, but yet she is so good, and has really gotten better over time.

The bentos look very big on screen, but they are really small portions. They are just magnified to show the details in them. I gave her tofu cheese fishcakes, cherry tomatoes, and mango. HK's ribbon is cut out of ham, and nose is made from cheese. It isn't yellowish enough, but I didn't want to fry an omelette just to get a tiny nose. :P

Kathy has a funny eye on the right. Not too pleased with that either. For Kathy, I seasoned rice with pink floss (sakura denbu). Her flower is cut out of tomato skin.

9 comments:

May Shann said...

your hello kitty look so perfect to me...

SIG said...

MS - Awww... thanks. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love this idea of adding pork bits in the middle and covered with rice!

shoppingmum said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog! :)
SIG, maybe I should set up a simple post on how to fix HK face? But I wonder if it's necessary...Let's see how. :)

SIG said...

shoppingmum - Nah, good things should be shared. ;) Yes, please, when you have the time, share how u do the face. Tks.

Beau Lotus said...

Wow I really dig that H K rice mould. Must get one too!!!!

SIG said...

beau lotus - Ha! Friend, I doubt you will do that right? You where got time for cutesy stuff haha!

Beau Lotus said...

Dear, I wasn't thinking of the kids actually. I kind of rather like the thought of eating rice dumplings in the Hello Kitty shape...

SIG said...

beau lotus - Haha, really? :)