Monday, July 12, 2010

Viva Espana

I made a bento today based on the theme of the World Cup. Spain, having won the Cup, was my inspiration behind this bento. And of course Paul the octopus couldn't be left out of it. Finished this within an hour.

Here you see Paul overlooking the pitch with the name of the country he predicted would bring home the Cup, and it turned out that he was right after all. The Spanish flag sits atop a tofu fishcake. Paul can be seen holding the cherry tomatoes together. The soccer player (can that be Torres?) is made from kamaboko. I tried to decorate the football but did not have enough time to get my act together. Thus, it ended up as the dot above the 'i'. There are 2 slices of fishcake beside the cherry tomatoes. I made the Spanish flag using a printout of a picture I got from the web and with double-sided tape, stuck it onto a pick.

The grass of the football pitch is made with seaweed flakes and under the pitch is a slice of teriyaki spam sandwiched between two layers of white rice. There are blueberries, golden kiwi and apple to complete the bento. The word SPAIN is spelled with salami.

I had a lot of fun putting together this cute bento and my girl loved it. :)

4 comments:

Beau Lotus said...

What an effort!

Viva l'Espana too!

SIG said...

Thanks, lotus. :)

Angeleyes said...

Wow! Another elaborate bento! Well done!

Your hubby must be having a great time in Spain!

javapot said...

good one!