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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Mickey Mouse Bento

I have a little nephew who turns 2 over the weekend and he loves Mickey Mouse very much. So, I have decided to create a Mickey Mouse bento especially for him and his sunday school friends. Being aware that the children are mainly toddlers, so I tried to make it as simple and as “toddler-friendly” as possible for our little guys to enjoy 😆 Ta-daaa…

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In this box, there are a couple of tamagoyaki, heart-frankfurters, a couple of ham and cheese Mickey Mouse, grapes and strawberries which the children love…

The birthday boy had a great wonderful day and our little friends enjoyed their lunch together.“It’s yummy, mommy!” 🙂

Laughter is timeless,

imagination has no age,

and dreams are forever.

~Walt Disney~

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Seal Burger

This is my first attempt to make a sushi burger. I called my special creation ‘Seal-a-Burger’.

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This is very easy to make. I used basic ingredients (whatever I have in my pantry) to make the burger patty.

BURGER PATTY
• 500g ground beef
• Bacon pieces
• Worchester Sauce
• Salt and pepper
Method
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Use the burger patty mould to make the perfect shape. Otherwise, you can just shape it using your hand.
3. Lay the burger patties on a baking tray and baked it at 200 degree celcius for about 20 minutes or until it’s done.

I used sushi rice which I’ve cooked it and shaped it like a bun for the top and bottom part of the ‘burger’. Place one of them at the bottome, add a few lettuces and sauce as you like, then put the burger patty on the lettuce. Then I cut a square norisheet (as big as the patty) and placed it on top of the patty to keep it altogether before putting the sushi rice on top.

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As for this second version, I mix a bit of shaved bonito and furikake to the sushi rice before shaping it into a ‘bun’.

I used cut out cheese and norisheet for the eyes, nose and mouth.

As for the sides, I used blanched spinach top with shaved bonito, roma tomatoes and strawberries.

Here’s how it looks like when it goes into my lunchbox.

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Here are all my Seal-a-Burger creation. Enjoy!

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 The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.  

~Kobe Bryant~

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Relaxing Bears

I have been slack lately because I’ve been busy with work. I am really looking forward to a long relaxing break…”aahhh…”
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I went to the supermarket the other day and saw this product on the shelf. It’s a can of Angus Beef and Red Wine soup. Quick and easy soup for busy weeknights 😛 .

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(Please note that the product I used is based on my own opinions.)

I can smell the wine from the soup (So, supposedly it’s not suitable for young children :-p ). The overall taste is actually quite nice. I sauted (a whole) chopped onion with a bit of olive oil before adding the can of soup and sprinkled a bit of salt and pepper. Then, I made some cute bears, to slide down the bowl, which are made of mashed potatoes. I used cut out cheese to decorate the soup. Lastly, I used cut out nori sheet for their facial expressions.

Here are the cute bears indulging in their hot soup…
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Guten Appetit! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Weekends are sacred for me. They are the perfect time to relax and spend time with my family and friends. 

~Marcus Samuelsson~

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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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