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

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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Snail Bento

“Slowly but surely…” is my motto for now 😉 and the best way to represent this motto is the snail.

Did you know? “Garden snails has a top speed of 1.3 cm per second. They don’t move fast, they do move at a very steady pace.” (Facts from Snail-World)

Winter is over and spring is here, which means, more rain and warmer days ahead. Yeay!! On rainy days, I noticed some garden snails crossing the pavement as I am walking home. Be careful not to touch them and make sure you wash your hand thoroughly if you do touch them.

Here’s my version of the snail…
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The snail is made out of sushi roll and rice as the body of the snail. The sides are microwaved chicken karaage pieces (Yes! They are microwaved…very interesting, isn’t it?), some mixed vegetables and leftover chopped crabmeat.

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The sushi is filled with rice, nori sheet and chopped crabmeat mixed with japanese mayonnaise and sprinkled with pepper. Normally, I make sushi rolled with seaweed. However, this time, I tried making sushi rolled with cucumber. The cucumber is quite wet so it’s quite difficult to roll the sushi tightly.

So, here’s the main ingredients for Chicken Karaage…all in that packet…cannot get any simpler than this product I found at Daiso. Such a simple and hassle-free way of cooking…recommended for busy moms 🙂 .
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(Please note that the product I used is based on my own opinion.)

All I need is chicken fillet cut into little pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and placed them in a plastic bag. Then pour the Karaage powdered mix into the plastic bag and shake them until all the chicken pieces are coated evenly. After that, put each chicken pieces on a microwavable plate leaving a space between each piece. Spray them with oil before putting them into the microwave for 3 – 5 minutes depending on how much chicken you have on the plate. Make sure you keep checking them. Don’t overcook it because it will become solid as a rock. (I have done this according to my own preferences and may not be following strictly to the packet’s instruction as I don’t know how to read Japanese)

 

So here’s how it looks like when it went into a ‘box’…
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It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. 

~Confucious~

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