Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bento Project # 8: Ham & Cheese Flower Onigiri

I was in the mood to make onigiri (japanese rice ball) again this week. And I thought I'd make a simple one with ham and cheese filling. Normally a traditional onigiri comes with fillings like with umeboshi, grilled salmon or bonito flakes in soy sauce but today non-traditional fillings are also very popular. I also made a little flower decoration with the leftover ham and cheese to add cuteness to this onigiri. I used a plastic wrap to wrap the onigiri for easy handling and eating. Hope you like this recipe and remember to subscribe to my Youtube Channel ( to get the updates of my videos!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bento Project # 7: Panda Rice Ball (Onigiri)

I really love to make rice balls (onigiri) cos it's so cute and easy to eat. I started to be a great fan of onigiri eversince after watching the anime, Fruits Basket. The girl character, Tohru Honda is really good at making onigiri.

Actually, onigiri can be decorated in many ways. This time, I decided to make a panda - due to a special request by one dear subscriber. I hope she'll like this ;-)

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Bento Decoration : Little Red Riding Hood Egg

Hard boiled egg is really good for bento box decoration. Some people make like to chicken or chicks, some make daruma (japanes doll) others make panda etc... Since I've been reading too much fairytale lately, I've decided to create my interpretaion of the little red riding hood (akazukin-chan) - yes, using boiled egg.. Only few ingredients are required. If you don't have imitation crabstrick, try using ham instead. Anyway, hope you like it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bento Decoration : Sausage Art

Octopus sausage is a very common item served in Japanese bento box lunches. In this video, I created 3 tutorials - octopus sausage, heart sausage and mushroom sausage - for you to add that Japanese kawaiiness to your lunch box. It's really easy to make and not much ingredients are required. Try it out and let me know if you like it!