Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Bento #99 ~ Christmas Pandas ~

Today is Christmas Eve, yesterday I made this Christmas pandas for the girls. Simple and fast bento as the pandas are using rice mould to make with nori for the details. Using imitation crabsticks to make the hats and scarfs for the panda.

I'm using dim sum basket which I bought quite long ago. Love the feel! In the box, there are pork roll with mushroom in teriyaki sauce, tamagoyaki and blanched broccoli.

Have a Blessed Christmas! Cheers! :D

Friday, 20 December 2013

Baking time!

School holiday is gonna end in another 11 days. I'm more busier during holidays, other than the usual routine, we have lots of activities during this holiday. One of the activities we had is baking. Big E always wanted to learn baking. Initially, I planned to let her attend the baking class during the school holiday but as the baking class is more on group class for younger kids so we decided to have it at home! 

In fact, mummy is not an expert on baking, so we started with steamed moist cake where the steps are much more easier. The girls enjoyed it very much and they are so happy with the results. I tasted the cake, it is quite hard but maybe it is wholly made by themselves they find it tasty! Hahaha!

And this is the result! Beautiful cake, right?! Hehe....Little A wanted to add all my toppers on the cake @.@

Hopefully we can have another round of baking before school open

Monday, 2 December 2013

Bento #98 ~ Birthday Bento

Late post again :P This bento was specially made for my sister's birthday!

Last Friday, was my sister's birthday so I planned to make a birthday bento for her. Actually last year, I did make a birthday bento for her too....but too bad she was not in town and this surprise bento ends up gone to Big E's tummy...hehe. So this year, I make this birthday bento again and this round I make sure my sis is in town :D

I make a happy little girl holding a present. Big E asked me "Is this little girl me? I'm holding the present to give yiyi?" I replied "No, that's MUMMY holding the present" then Big E said "Mummy?? Mummy looks so cute?" LOL

Little girl is rice mixed with some ketchup. Hand moulded the shape. Hair is cheese and nori. The present is rice molded in cube added a cute flower pick and imitation crabsticks for the ribbon.

 A closer look of the little girl ^_^

 In another box, there are gyozas, fried meatballs, some tomaotoes and baby bell pepper.

Have a view of my last year birthday bento for my dearest sis! 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Bento #97 ~ Let It Snow!

Today making a simple snacks for Little A. I'm making snow flakes and two Santa bears :) 

Simple ingredients for this bento, only bread, cheese and imitation crabstick. I used two different bread, charcoal bread and white bread to make. Bears are cheddar cheese and bbq flavored cheese. Imitation crabsticks for the hats and ribbons. Simple and easy bento for my little girl.

Big E saw the bento and said "mummy, why your snow flakes so neat? Hahaha :P

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Bento #96 ~ Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer!

Another one month is Christmas! Christmas mood is on! ^_^ I love Christmas more than any other festivals. So I've started to make Christmas bento ^_^ This bento was last Sunday's dinner for the girls. I've made Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

Reindeer is made of rice wrapped in inari, cherry tomato for the nose, sausages for the antlers and ears, cheese and nori for the details.

A closer look of the reindeers......

In another box, there are teriyaki meatballs, corns, brocolli, strawberries and baby bell pepper that I love to eat. So that is meant for me :D I've carved a Christmas tree on the apple and add some cute reindeer picks in the box. Of course this two boxes of food is not enough for my girls, they have additional dishes for their dinner ^_^

Monday, 18 November 2013

Bento #95 ~ The Little Ladybug

Little A's story books always give me lots of inspirations. I love to transform these storybooks into bento especially those that Little A's currently reads, she will be very excited with all these storybook bento :)

As we currently are reading on The Grouchy Ladybug from Eric Carle, I've made this little ladybug for Little A's dinner. Little A always complain about the grouchy ladybug, so when I told her I'm going to make it for her dinner, she remind me to make the kind ladybug instead of the grouchy ladybug ..... :D

Ladybug is made of rice mixed with tomato sauce and nori. The antennae are uncooked spaghetti and corn. In the bento, there are honey soy chicken, air-fried meatballs, broccoli and sweet corns. All are Little A's favourites :)

Bento#94 ~ Happy Onigiri

Lately have been slow with my blogging.....:P This happy onigiri was made on last week for Big E and my niece. Simple Onigiri in inari with nori for the details. Decorating gel for the cheeks and add cute picks for them. In the bento, there are strawberries and air-fried meatballs, which is currently Big E favourite, she can have it everyday :)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Bento #93 ~ Piglet

Always wanted to make Piglet and today finally make my first Piglet bento. Love this cute little pink piglet :)

I mixed the rice with some sakura denbu. The nose is kamaboko and the wordings are cut out from cheese. Details are nori. Today side dishes is teriyaki meatballs, prepared by Big E. She followed the recipe that I wrote for her and finished all the steps by her own. Big E is so happy with her meatballs and even told me that her meatballs taste even nicer than mine! Hahaha....

Monday, 11 November 2013

Bento #92 ~ Big Pig On A Dig

Little A has the habit of reading her favourite books repeatedly every night. So today, I'm making her favourite book, Big Pig On A Dig. We have a whole series of the books but we have repeated this story for five days till Big E and I are bored with it....Hopefully we can change something different tonight.....hehe.

Big Pig is made of ham, cheese and nori and lastly a dabbed of decorating gel on the cheeks. The soil is scramble eggs. In the bento, there are cheese and ham sandwiches, strawberries and chocolate in the small container.

Little A is so happy when she saw the Big Pig but she said "Mummy, why only Big Pig? What about Big Pig friends?" :S

A closer look of Big Pig.....

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bento #91 ~ Two Silly doggies

Two silly doggies for Little A, this idea suddenly popped out in my mind when I'm thinking what to do for Little A's snack.

The doggies are made from bread with her favourite filling, pork floss. Ears and nose are bread skin, the bone is bread skin too with cheese wordings. Eyes and mouth are cheese and nori. Add two cute cap picks for the doggies :)

Other than bread, there are some crackers for her too.

A closer look of the silly dogs.....:)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Bento #90 ~ Little Cheburashka

Oh my, how times files it's already November! These few days, I'm not making any bento as they are off for Deepavali. Today I'm sharing another bento that I've done three weeks ago but forgot to post :P

I've made Cheburashka. I love this cute little creature, so making it again. Little A asked what animal is this? Monkey? Actually me too don't know what is it but it did looks like monkey, right? Hehe......

Cheburashka is made from ham, egg sheet, cheese and nori.

In the bento, there are egg mayo sandwiches, potato korokke and grapes.

 A closer look of the cute little Cheburashka :)

Have a great weekend! Cheers! ^_^

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Lambie, Doc McStuffins

Not making any bento today, sharing a breakfast that I made for Little A on last Saturday. I made one of her favourite cartoon character, Lambie from Doc McStuffins. She was very happy when she saw the Lambie and said mummy next time make Doc McStuffin! >.<

Lambie is bread with butter and sugar, the woolly fur on the head is pork floss. Pink ribbon and ears are kamaboko (Japanese fish cake) and details are nori. I use cheese to make some flowers and lastly add some grapes, cranberries and raisins for her too ^_^

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Bento #89 ~ BOO! From Pooh!

Since another two days is Halloween, so today continue with Halloween theme bento again, hehe......

BOO from Pooh bear! Pooh bear is made from quail egg with nori for the details. 

Today's menu, fried noodles, air-fried bread-crumbed salmon and potato korokke. 

A closer look of the Pooh bear. Does it looks like a Pooh ghost? :)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Bento #88 ~ Cute Little Ghost

Hello, it's Monday again! Me is late again.....hahaha! I'm consider a "regular oversleeper" (*shy). But luckily not oversleep until my girl late for school but just late for my bento making. So today's bento is also a very rush bento, I only left 20 mins to complete everything from cooking to arranging. Phew! Luckily finished it on time :P

Today, I make a cute little ghost for Big E. Actually wanted to make more complex details for the ghost but no time for it so keep for next round. Hehe.....

Rice onigiri for the cute little ghost, with carrot for the hat, nori and imitation crabstick for the details, not to forget dabbing a little ketchup on the cheeks :)

Today's dishes we have Japanese Potato Salad and Potato Salad Pork Roll. Recipes from Just One Cookbook Love her recipes, it is easy and tasty and most important my kids love it! Do check it out her blog ^_^

And here is my cute little ghost :)

The Japanese Potato Salad that we love ^_^

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Bento #87 ~ Halloween Bear

Hi, I'm back with my bento-ing! We had a great family trip to Macau / Hongkong and of course we will not missed out the kids favourite, Disneyland ^_^

Today's bento is my first Halloween bento of this year. Actually I've not plan to make any Halloween bento as we don't celebrate Halloween and the girls have not much interest on it. But this has changed after we are back from Disneyland. With all the Halloween theme in the park, the girls seems delighted to see it. I will post some of the photos that I've snapped in Disneyland at the bottom of this post.

Back to bento, I've make Halloween bear using rice mixed with colored furikake, sausage for the ear and nori for the details. The hat is made from nori and cheese. The bear is holding a pumpkin deco ring :)

 A closer look of the Halloween bear.......

In another box, there are gyoza and bread crumbed salmon decorate with some Halloween picks.

And here is some of the photos that I took in Disneyland, Hongkong.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Bento #86 ~ Autumn Bears

Yesterday night, while I'm looking at my bento boxes, thinking what to use for today's bento.....Big E saw my wooden bento box and asked "mummy, why not tomorrow use this box?" I paused for awhile to reply her, I'm quite reluctant to let her bring to school....... so worried she will spoil it :P Maybe Big E knows my worries, she said "mummy, don't worry I will take care your precious box." Ok, then shall bring this bento box to school. :)

Today I've make two cute bears playing peekaboo in this Autumn season. How I wish my place here have four seasons too.......

The bears are made from mashed potato mixed with some butter, salt and pepper. Hand molded the shape, a bit dry and the bears crack.....:(
The leaves are egg sheets and carrot using cutter to cut out the shape.

In the bento, there are honey soy chicken, pan-fried hanpen and a pack of furikake.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Bento #85 ~ Hello Kitty Sandwich

Yesterday, I've bought a new Hello Kitty sandwich maker, love this sandwich maker so much :) With cute outlook and of course the cute Hello Kitty imprint. Hmm......seems that mummy is more excited than the girls. Lol! And today's bento is definitely Hello Kitty sandwiches! :D

In the bento, there are sandwiches with scramble eggs and pork floss fillings, sweet corn and some air-fried potato wedges with cheesy mayo in the small Hello Kitty container.

And this is how the Hello Kitty sandwich maker looks like. Cute right? Hehe ^_^

Monday, 30 September 2013

Bento #84 ~ Kero, Kero, Keroppi!

Monday is always BLUE for me! Lol! And today I'm oversleep again :P Left about 20 minutes for me and my brain is empty without any idea @.@  Luckily I still have some green egg sheets in the fridge, so last minute decided to make this Keroppi for the girls. When time is not enough, cutters and picks are my best friends :D I use round and oval shapes cutters to cut out the shapes of Keroppi. Eyes are cheese and nori and I use small scissors to cut out the 'V' shape mouth. Lastly dabbed some ketchup on the cheeks. 

In the bento, there are streaked bacon and cheese sandwiches and some grapes too ^_^

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Bento #83 ~ Miffy

Today's bento theme is Miffy, one of Big E's favourite! I love Miffy too, and it is quite simple to do as it does not have much details.

Miffy is made of onigiri, free hand moulded the shape. Add nori for the details and imitation crabstick for the dress.

In the bento, there are bread crumbed salmon, seafood beancurd and chikuwa.

Hope you like this Miffy too :D

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Bento #82 ~ Little Red Riding Hood

This bento was Little A's dinner. Lately she loves to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood. So I made this theme for her. She was so happy when she saw the bento and immediately she ate up all the teeth of the wolf. She said "Mummy you see I ate all the teeth, the wolf cannot eat little red riding hood anymore! Lol! My cute Little A always full of imagination ^_^

Little red riding hood is made from rice onigiri, with nori and cheese for the details. I use red colour wax paper for the red hood. The sneaky fox is inari (beancurd skin) wrapped with braised chicken and potato. Some broccoli and sweet corns for her too.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Bento #81 ~ Spongebob

This bento is done on last Saturday for Little A's teabreak. Normally weekends will try to make bento for Little A since she seldom bring bento to school. So I've made one of her favourite cartoon character ~ Spongebob ^_^

Spongebob is made from cheese (BBQ flavour), eyes are cheddar cheese with blue egg sheet, mouth is nori and cheese. The cheek and nose, I'm using my balance egg sheet with dabs of ketchup on the cheek.

In the bento, there are sandwiches with cheese spread and some grapes. Simple with all her favourites :)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tutorial ~ Little Girl Onigiri

Today, I'm sharing the tutorial for the little girl with two piggytails that I've done for my niece on last week. Make it again for Little A's dinner with the help of Big E, saw her hands? Hehe...and she was so happy and told Little A that dinner was prepared by her. Lol!

Here is the tutorial:-

Ingredients : Rice, egg sheets, nori (seaweed), cling wrap, ketchup, spaghetti, picks, small scissors, tweezer and cheese (forgot to take photo) :P

Using cling wrap to wrap the rice ball, you can make whatever size that you like. Since this is for Little A, I'm making a smaller size of rice ball.

Place an egg sheet on the rice ball and fix the position using spaghetti.

Next, fold the egg sheet into half, using a knife to cut the egg sheet. Be careful, do not cut off the egg sheet.

Roll the egg sheet.

Using picks to fix the position of the egg sheet on the rice ball.

Cut out the details using small scissors and place them on the rice ball.

Cut two small circle from the cheese and place them on the eyes. Add the eyelashes too

 Lastly, dab some ketchup on the cheeks.

And here is the completed little girl onigiri ^_^

I transformed the little girl to a little princess by adding a crown pick for her and a black gown using nori. The black gown was inspired by Samantha Lee. Check it out her great ideas at http://www.leesamantha.com/