Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Posted by jokergirl@wererabbits
Often it takes very little extra effort to give your lunchbox that extra "cute" touch. For instance, the easiest way to do this is to stick a face somewhere in there.
Now I'm not a big fan of elaborate "kyaraben" ("character bentos") which often neglect proper food balance and taste in favour of elabotare, time-consuming food sculptures. But if you want a quick way of making a lunchbox into something special sure to put a smile on your (or the receiver's) face when opening it for lunch, look for the nearest surface to draw a face on!
These kittens are made out of inarizushi (fried tofu pouches stuffed with sushi rice), cut pieces of Nori and pickled ginger for the ears. A very quick way of making the bento cuter!
They are playing in a broccoli forest with carrot flowers, a fishy of soy (fits the kittens), rolled egglog and some grapes.
I've used a similar trick before to pep up a 5-minute leftover bento with the help of a hardboiled egg, a knife and a nori hole punch:
See? Cute is easy!
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