Summer Seafood Bento

After a long hard year of work, I am just dreaming of summer by the beach. I just want to soak up the sun, breathe in the salty air, sipping the coconut juice from fresh coconut and of course, delicious fresh seafood. Therefore, I decided to create pasta-based seafood bento.

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There is pasta mix with cod roe and a sprinkle of bonito flakes. As the side dish, there is crispy baked salmon, sausages, seaweed and crabmeat wrapped with egg and topped with black sesame. I also drop in a couple of fish crackers on top. I made 2 different types of crab. The bigger one was made of 2 sausages; one for the body and the other for the pincers, they are put together using pasta sticks. The smaller one is the halved mini frankfurters, so it doesn’t look too bulky.

Here’s how it look like in a two-tiered lunch box.

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Hope you enjoy your summer days.

A Life without love is like a year without summer

~ Swedish Proverbs ~

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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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Let it snow!

The snow season is finally here! Yeay!!

My next Kidz -O- Bento creation was inspired by my winter wonderland trip to Lake Mountain for a family day outing. It was a perfect day to go up to the alpine resort because it was snowing all day. We experienced the fresh icy air, the sleet of snow and fresh flurries for the whole day. It was Magical!!

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When we finally arrived, it was snowing quite heavily…yippeee…fresh snow! Embrace the cold, icy air! Touch it! Taste it! Play with it!
Look at how many “Olaf” of different sizes we found!

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From ‘Olaf’ made of snow to ‘Olaf’ made of yummy ingredients. Ta-da! My Olaf inspired Kidz -O- Bento creation.

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The Olaf was made of rice, bits of cheese and nori as his eyes, mouth and hands, and of course, carrot as his nose. Olaf’s head and body parts were made out of rice that was stuffed with a mix of chicken, mustard and mayonaise. For the sides items, we had snowflakes which were made of egg whites and a couple of sunflowers made out of sausages and egg sheets.

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This is how it looked like when Olaf went into the box ;).

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In the left side of bento box, there were mixed vegetables accompanied by the snowflakes and sunflowers. I also added Sesame Mochi and Coconut Pandan Mochi.

 Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things,
But just look what they can do when they stick together
~Verna M. Kelly~

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A. Street “Day Care”

“What’s the day care menu today?” … and conversations started between housemates on Monday afternoon.

I have to say Thank You Very Much to my all-time loyal supporters at home who are kind enough to enjoy my creations every Monday. After a hard day’s work, they are so excited and eager to come home to a nice surprise of the day. I am so delighted to have them enjoy my Kidz -O- Bento creation. 😉

It was my first time making octopus sausages and it turned out well. They were all so cute! image

To go with the octopus, I made sushi version of three of us which were made out of inari sushi. The whole plate represented the cheeky us who enjoy our meal time together at least once every week. image

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The little guys were made out of rice, quail eggs, tamagoyaki, crabmeat, macaroni, and cut-out nori. I added lettuce as the base; cherry tomatoes and edamame as sides; also cut out cheese as the decoration. Bon Appetit!

 “Good meal, Good friends and Good laugh are all we need to end a hard day’s work!”

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