Rilakkuma Bear

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Who does not know this famous Japanese bear called Rilakkuma? If you visit Japan, you are bound to come across this cute brown bear. Japan has a lot of Rilakkuma merchandise from the tiniest products to the largest bear. Here is my very first Rilakkuma bear bento!   My Rilakkuma bear is made of inari. This is super easy to make. Just stuffed the inari with sushi rice and cut 3 little circles out of norisheet to create the eyes and the nose. Then, cut 2 strips for the nose, too. The ears and the base for the nose are from cut-out cheese. On this plate, there are broccoli, edamame and strawberry to accompany Rilakkuma. 😉

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Rilakkuma bento ready for lunch tomorrow. In the box, there are oven-baked chicken wings, broccoli, chikuwa, edamame, peas and carrots. This is perfect if you have a busy day and if you do not have access to microwave to re-heat the food.
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Here’s another version of my Rilakkuma bento box. This is a two-tier lunch box so I can put in more sidedishes in this box. The sideshes are brocolli, chikuwa, oven-baked chicken wings, edamame, strawberries and blueberries.

That’s all folks…looking forward to my next creation 🙂

Relax, Chill out and Unwind

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Bento Workshop

Chinese New Year is here again..Yeay!!

During my summer holiday, I had a chance to go to Singapore to have a workshop with my favourite bento idol, Little Miss Bento. I was extremely excited to finally meet her. I came across her work of bento art while I was ‘google-ing’ for bento ideas last year. Her work of art was amazing!

For the workshop, we decided on Chinese New Year themed Bento.

Here’s the cute sleeping sheep bento I learnt to make in a few hours. Time flies when you are having so much fun and I learnt heaps from my bento idol. 😉

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The sheep was handmade without any mould. Everything was made of rice except for the horn, which was made of egg sheet. I learnt how to make perfect yellow eggsheet, which I cut and rolled into flowers and attached the end with pasta. I also learnt how to make the 3D carrot flowers top with a few black sesame. The sides were prepared by her. There were baked chicken, edamame, stir fry broccoli, mushroom and tofu. Lastly, I was given that special kamaboko with the picture of a sheep. I love it to the max! It is so cute!! I wish we have them here in Australia.

Happy Chinese New Year!

新年快乐
羊年吉祥
万事如意

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Ballet Shoes Bento

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I have always thought of making ballet shoes bento for a while. As this was my very first attempt, I was still trying out how to go about doing it. If any of you have any suggestions how to cut ballet shoes with the ribbon in a more effective way, I would love to hear from you.

I made the shoes out of ham and cheese. First, I traced the size of the shoes on a tracing paper and cut it. Then I used that to cut the shoes with a knife individually. That’s why it wasn’t smooth round the edges and you might have guessed it, it took me awhile to cut the ribbons and shoes individually. A simple breakfast for a ballerina.

This is a closer look of the one placed in the bento box.

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There were 2 spam sandwiches, some lettuces, cut out sausages put together with a foodpick (whoopss..I’ve just realized that one of notes is in the wrong direction) and cut out carrots.

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On the plate, there were 4 sandwiches; the fillings were lettuces, spam and cheese. Then I used a mini flower cutter to cut the carrot and cut some long strips of carrots as just an add-on. I used tomato sauce to write the word “Ballet” on the sandwich. For the ballet shoes, I tried another technique of cutting them. Here’s how I did it… (pardon me for the imperfect pictures).

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I used 2 different sizes oval cutters. One is bigger than the other. The bigger one I used to cut the ham. I cut the sides of the ham to make it look slimmer. Then, I used the smaller oval to cut the cheese and cut it across diagonally to make it into 4 parts.

Bon Appetit! Enjoy the rest of your day! Keep watching this space, cause there’s more interesting creations to come! 🙂

 

When days are gray, when your shoulders slump and your feet drag, take a deep breath and… STAND TALL. You’ll have a much better view. 

~Suki Schorer and the School of American Ballet~

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