Food For Four

Cute Bento # 2

Posted on | April 8, 2010 | Asian Recipes, Japanese, Kids friendly, Recipes | 4 Comments

Cute Bento

I made my first cute bento a couple of weeks ago and I think I’m becoming obsessed with cute looking food.

Today I use two rice moulds shaped with faces of a girl and boy. On the rice moulds you can see facial features but when the rice comes out it’s just a nicely packed blob of rice. I also cheated and use jasmine rice which didn’t really hold together very well. The trickiest part is cutting out the hair and facial features using dried seaweed. It was fun but also a bit time consuming. For a second-timer, I think I did a good job with the faces.

Cute Bento - faces

My bento looks very colourful but it’s also so busy with so many different types of food. I believe that healthy eating habit starts young and I always give my kids healthy food. This is similar to what the kiddies usually get for their normal meal but not as nicely presented (everything tossed in a bowl). The tomatoes, okra and lettuce was added for the presentation only as the kids don’t like eating them.

This is what is in the bento:

steamed broccoli, cauliflower, okra and carrot
sliced tomato
boiled egg
fried rice
sauteed marinated salmon
black and white sesame seeds

Cute Bento 2

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4 Responses to “Cute Bento # 2”

  1. Amy @
    April 9th, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    Face food is a the next fashionable thing. I love it when people make faces of humans or animals out of food. It is so cute!

  2. Amanda
    April 9th, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    This is very cute! Well done Yen!

  3. Yen
    April 9th, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    @ Amy: I’m hoping to improve my skills on creating faces and animals shape foods. Yeah I think the face food is super cute!

    @ Amanda: Thank you. I can’t until my bento accessories from Japan arrives.

  4. Phuoc'n Delicious
    April 17th, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Great work on the second attempt! Check out this site for more inspiration :)

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