Tiffin Tuesday - cutify your lunch!

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!

This post was written by jokergirl from WereRabbits

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these are so cute! I love the tofu pouches. My fave Sushi place here makes them and I can eat myself sick on them!

Meeta K. Wolff said...
January 21, 2009 at 8:23:00 AM GMT+1  

They're adorable! I would love to open one of those for lunch, especially in a crowded room. Imagine all the oohs & aahs?

Anonymous said...
January 21, 2009 at 8:30:00 PM GMT+1  


My 1st visit here. It's always fun to do bento box. I do think a great breakfast makes the day, a nice bento box makes the rest of the day easier. Cheers !

Anonymous said...
February 16, 2009 at 5:25:00 AM GMT+1  

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