Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Bento #134 ~ #138

Haha, summary again :P Sharing here my bentos for the month of June :)

Bento #134 - Rilakkuma or Little Red Riding Hood
Made this bento for Little A, she said  "oh mummy, Rilakkuma become Little Red Riding Hood? Rilakkuma is a girl? Lol! 
Rilakkuma was rice mixed with teriyaki sauce with nori and cheese for the details. Added wax paper for the red hood. In the bento, there are tamogoyaki, gyoza and grapes

Bento #135 - Kiiroitori
Tamago sushi for Little A's dinner, added nori and carrot and transformed it to Kiiroitori! 

Bento #136 - Two Little Kittens
A speedy bento that I finished everything within 25min including cooking and decorating......because mummy was overslept :P

Bento #137 - Fuleco, mascot of 2014 FIFA World Cup 
Made this Fuleco, mascot of 2014 FIFA World Cup. Fuleco, is a cute little armadillo that will rolls up into the shape of a ball when threatened. Who will be the winner for 2014 FIFA World Cup?? :D
The Fuleco is made of cheese and egg sheets (mixed with food colourings).

Bento #138 - Little Panda
Oh, I'm soo sleepy and my eyes are just like this panda! Lol!
Rice onigiri for the panda with nori and kamaboko for the details. 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Bento #133 ~ Korilakkuma ~

This bento is for Little A. This little firiend of mine said "I want only bread, nutella, cheese and grapes in my bento!" Mummy replied " Can I add seaweed for the eyes and nose?" She replied "Sure!" Lol!

So this is the bento with only bread and nutella spread, cheese and seaweed for the details and lastly her favourite fruits, grapes. :D

I make simple Korilakkuma for her!

*She finished everything  but not in the school, she finished it in the car. lol!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Last month, I made quite a few foodarts mainly for Little A's lunch / tea breaks during weekends. Little A is a girl with lots of imaginations and comments. She will comment every foodart or bento that I've made. Loves her comments always as it is so cute to me :)

1) Keroppi 
Little snacks for Little A tea break, bread with pandan kaya (coconut egg jam) and nori for the details. Served with a cup of homemade soy milk. 

2) My Melody, pink soba
Using pink soba to make My Melody, Little A's loves food in bite size which is easier for her to eat and she can finished the food very fast. So I made these small little My Melody for her lunch.

3) Totoro, deco steam cake 
First attempt on making the deco steamed cake, I tried out the recipe from Little Miss Bento .Loves her recipes very much, it is easy and yummy.

4) Rilakkuma and Friends, noodles
Using Mee Poh (thick noodles) to make these Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma. Scrambled eggs for Kiroitori. Again it is in bite size for Little A :)

5) Busy Bees
A toast art using quail eggs for the bees. I soaked the quail eggs in the turmeric water and the quail eggs turn to lovely yellow colour just nice for me to transform them into bees. Place them on the cheese and added nori for the details.

6)  Baby Pooh
Make another nori cutting, lazy me make the baby Pooh so big, easier for me to cut...lol!

7) Mini dumplings
This foodart is to celebrate Duanwu Festival / Dragon Boat Festival. On this day, we will eat glutinous rice dumpling. I don't know how to make the glutinous rice dumpling but I love to eat :P So I make my own version of  mini rice dumplings with different fillings.

Hope you enjoy my foodart! ^_^

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Update, update, update! (Bento #125 ~ #132)

Have been so busy lately and I still have so many posts to update. I think I couldn't make it to post them one by one so now I'm gonna post all the bentos and foodart together in two posts. Very short cut huh?! Lol.

For this post, I'm gonna share all the bentos that I've made for the past few weeks :D

1) Little Tiger Cub!

The little cub is made from egg sheet, pink kamoboko for the nose, egg white and seaweeds for the rest.

2) Mr. Happy!
I remember this bento is specially made for Little A. She woke up and request to bring bento to school so I made a quick bento for her. She finished the whole bento.

Simple Mr. Happy is made from barbecue flavored cheddar cheese and seaweed.

3) Mother's Day Bento - Lucy and Snoopy
Snoopy : Flowers for me?
Lucy : Stop dreaming Snoopy! The flowers are for all wonderful moms out there! :D

4) Pooh and Piglet Onigiri

5) Little Girl Bento

Minced meat for the hair, egg sheet for face, imitation crabsticks for cheek and flower, seaweeds for the eyes and mouth. 

6) My Neighbor Totoro

7) Little A!
This little girl in the bento is Little A but when Little A saw the bento she said the girl doesn't looks like her because she does not have any eyebrows! Lol!

8) Pluto!
Bento for Little A!

Hope you like my bento creations. Will post another post for my food art! ^_^

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bento #124 ~ Miffy

Miffy is here! :D A simple and quick bento for Big E. Miffy is made of hanpen (Japanese fish cake) using rabbit cutter to cut out the shape, add nori for the details. 

In the box, there are stir-fried lotus root, inari and strawberries! 

Miffy is holding her favourite carrot! :D

Friday, 16 May 2014

Food Art ~ Totoro is reading?

Oh no, oh no, so sorry that I've been so long not updating my blog......have been busy with my work......I still have so many posts to update, hopefully can update all the posts as soon as possible. For latest bento, please follow me on my instagram, you can find the icon at the side of the blog :D

Today, I'm sharing the food art that I made on last month. April 23 is World Book Day and I made a reading Totoro for Big E. Big E laughed so happily when she saw the reading Totoro, I remembered she said "mummy I didn't know that Totoro knows how to read and he looks so hardworking! Lol!

Totoro is made of rice mixed with black sesame powder, add nori and cheese for the details and air-fried spaghetti strips for the whiskers. The book is made of carrot. Big E had yakitori and big red juicy strawberries for her meal.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Bento #123 ~ Baby Pooh in the egg?

Big E requested for cold somen to bring to school. Ah, that is pretty easy for me, just have to cook the somen and mix the sauce! Fast and easy! Since I still have some time, I made a baby pooh using mashed potato and place the baby Pooh in the hard-boiled egg as eggshell! Big E saw the bento and asked "mummy, how come the baby Pooh is in the egg shell? I replied "mummy, also don't know....hahaha".

Packed the bento in my favourite Japanese doll bento box! :D

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Bento #122 ~ Pooh in Bunny Costume!

Sharing my Easter bento here. A bit late....:P

I made Pooh in bunny costume. I mixed some yellow furikake in the rice for the Pooh. Shape it using cling wrap and add nori for the details. Ketchup for the mouth and color gel for the bunny's cheek.

Simple bento with gyoza, sausages, eggs and grapes.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Dinner ~ Little Girl with Gigantic Lollipop!

Sharing a food art that I made on last week for Little A's dinner. This idea was inspired by Little A, my little girl who loves lollipop very much. Loves to see how she enjoyed her lollipop and her favourite lollipop is Chupa Chups. Whenever she sees it, she will request mummy to buy for her. Of course, once awhile mummy will buy for her, as I think that every kids should enjoy the feel of licking the lollipop! Lol!

Okay back to foodart....that night we had chicken rice for dinner. So the girl was made from chicken rice, nori for the hair and imitation crabsticks for the ribbon, fried fish fillet for the tops and broccoli for the skirts. The gigantic lollipop was cheese with imitation crabsticks, underneath was chicken fillet.

And this is how the girl looks like!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bento #121 ~ Bunny, Bunny, Bunnies Everywhere

Late post again :P Too busy to write blog......Hopefully will have more time for myself.......

Sharing a bento which I made on last week. I made bunnies, it was my first Easter theme bento for this year.

Made three cute little onigiri bunnies, as usual, added nori for the details and cute picks for them too! Lastly add some color gel for their cheeks! Simple bento with air-fried salmon and tempura prawns. And not to forget to add some strawberries to complete the meal ^_^

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Lunch ~ Totoro!

Sharing last Sunday dinner for Little A. She requested Totoro for her dinner. Ah! that is good, I love request where I do not need to crack my brain for ideas (but provided the request is within my capabilities, don't give me those which I do not know where to start! Lol!)

Totoro is rice with nori and cheese. Air-fried spaghetti for the whiskers. Dust bunnies are meatballs, nori and cheese.

We had carrot soup and air fried salmon for dinner.

Totoro is holding balloons! ^_^

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Breakfast ~ My Melody in Strawberries Costume ~

Not making any bento today. But I make some pancakes and soy milk for Big E's breakfast. 

I use strawberries and apple to make My Melody in strawberries costume.Got to know this idea from youtube "How to make "Strawberry Men" introduced by a good friend of mine Kwbentodiary who is an expert bento blogger. Do check it out on her blog for more bento ideas.

I wanted to add a flower on the strawberry but times up no time for it :( Will make it again.....

Big E loves to drink soy milk and that is why we will have homemade soy milk at least twice a week. I mixed some black beans and black sesame powder into soy milk and I love the taste. Do try it out if you have soy maker at home which is very convenient and nutritious.

And here is our breakfast, enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bento #120 ~ Koala's March

Do you love Koala's March cookies? I love it very much...In fact, we love it very much. Yesterday, I bought 2 packs of strawberry flavored Koala's March for my girls and this give me the idea of making it into my bento.

I drew the koala on the baking sheet and place it on top of nori and cut it out the shape. Lastly place the nori on top of barbecue flavored cheese. In the bento, there are egg mayo sandwiches, strawberries and lots of Koala's March cookies.....heheh

A closer look of the Koala....

Monday, 31 March 2014

Bento #119 ~ Snoopy and Friends

Today, I make Snoopy, Charlie Brown and his sister Sally. Initial planned, there is another Woodstock onigiri but due to the time is very rush I couldn't make it. So only three of them. Hopefully one day I can finish all the Peanuts characters in one bento box :D

The three characters are onigiri, so the Snoopy is round too...heheh. I mixed some light soy sauce in the rice for Charlie and Sally. Add nori for the details and chicken floss for Sally's hair.

In the bento, there are grilled salmon, honey soy sauce drumettes and strawberries. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Bento #118 ~ My Melody

We are still in the holiday week so I'm not making any bento. Today, I'm sharing a bento which I made two weeks ago. I remember it was a last minute decision to make this My Melody.....sometimes I really lazy to think what to do for tomorrow bento. So the best way is to make their all time favourite, My Melody. 

My Melody is made of rice and egg sheet mixed with some food colouring. Add nori, imitation crabsticks and cheese for the details.

In the bento, there are gyozas, sausages and strawberries.

Simple bento hope you'll like it! :D

Friday, 21 March 2014

~ Afternoon break, Little Kitties Bread ~

Last Saturday, I made two little kitties for Little A's tea break. The kitties were made from wheat germs bread, with spaghetti strips for the whiskers and nori for the details. I filled the baking cups with some grapes and place the kitty on top of it. Both of them were holding fishes which are organic cookies.

Simple tea break for my little girl!

We have started our one week school holidays which is so precious for us! Hopefully will have time to make some food art! :D

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Foodart ~ Little Bunny

I'm sharing what I made on last Sunday for Little A's lunch. I make a little bunny holding a carrot.

Bunny is made of mashed potato, added some butter in it and molded the shape. Add nori and color gel for the details. Simple bunny that makes my little girl so happy :D

Serve the bunny on top of the rice surrounded by lots of broccoli. We had stewed chicken and corn soup too. ^_^

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bento #117 ~ Pochacco

Today's bento is in my do-list queuing for quite sometimes but until today only I manage to do it.....hehehe.

I make Pochacco, one of the Sanrio character. I love this cute little doggie and I find it looks like Bob Dog too :)

I trace the character on a baking sheet then place the seaweed on top and use a small scissors to cut it out. Lastly place it nicely on the cheese, underneath is wholemeal bread with fried egg and mayo. I DIY made a Pochacco pick to match today's bento theme ^_^

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bento #116 ~ Olaf, Frozen

Today, Big E starts her three days exam and then follow by a week of holidays. Yeah, can't wait for the school holidays! :P The girls love to watch Frozen and they can watch everyday. So I thought of making Olaf for Big E on the first day of exam as an encouragement and surprise for her.

Argh, but last night, I didn't slept well. I don't know is it because I'm so worried that I'll wake up late or not enough time to make Olaf for her, I wake up every hour and at the end I start doing my bento at 5am! @.@

So, I've ample of time to fried the hanpen (Japanese fish cake) to make Olaf, air-fried the vege-meatballs and fried egg. Everything went so smooth and I manage to finished it at 6.15am

Big E saw the Olaf and she was so happy. She kept on asking me not to shake the bento bag so that Olaf will not become messy when she reached school. Lol!

Olaf : Hanpen (Japanese fish cake), seaweed, carrot

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bento #115 ~ Hello Kitty

Lately Big E is crazy with Japanese curry. She can have it everyday! Lol!

So last week, she requested to bring Japanese curry to school. I bought a Hello Kitty thermo quite sometimes so thinking to match with the thermo, I used Hello Kitty mould to make two Hello Kitty onigiri. Add imitation crabsticks, nori and corn for the details. Simple and fastest way to do in the morning ^_^ 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Bento #114 ~ Poko, the Milky boy

I always love to eat milk candy, and that is how I get to know Peko and Poko, the Milky couples and I love them very much...haha!

I remembered I made Peko,  the Milky girl somewhere in October 2012.....How time flies, it is already one year plus.....So this time I make Poko, the Milky boy ^_^

Poko is made from ham, I sprayed some colour spray to make the blue hat. Nori and ketchup for the details and cheese for the shirt.

In the bento, there are triple layer sandwich with ham, egg and mayo. Add a sweet corn, some grapes and strawberries to complete the meal. And a sweet treat for Big E, a cute Peko lollipop!

And here is Poko!

A closer look of Poko

And this is Peko,which I made in year 2012......

Monday, 10 March 2014

~ Loving Bears ~

This was yesterday's lunch for Little A. I used mashed potato to make two loving bears sitting on top of air-fried salmon as the bench. One of the bear is holding balloons :)

Cooked some tomato pasta with blanched broccoli and a bowl of fruits for Little A. All are her favorites! But at the end, she didn't ate the bears, she said "kesian" (pity) to eat the bears. So the bear goes into mummy tummy.....lol!

A closer look of the bears ^_^

Friday, 7 March 2014

Bento #113 ~ Mamegoma ~

This bento was done few days ago, I made Mamegoma for Big E.

I sprayed some Wilton color spray on top of cheese to get the blue patch. The rest is nori and color gel for the cheek.

In the box, there are air-fried seaweed pork rolls, grapes and strawberries.

Hope you'll like it and have a great weekend! :D

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Bento #112 ~ Rilakkuma ~

Late post again, posting the bento that I made on last week.

I made Rilakkuma for Big E, initially planned to make other character using meatballs but mummy woke up late again......Ah! When can I change the habit of sleeping late?? I think it is very difficult for me.....hehe

I used mince meats to make the shape of Rilakkuma which is much more easier for me where I can finish it within 20 minutes. A friend asked me "how do you finished the bento within 20 minutes?" Thanks to the high technology of the kitchen gadget where I can finished everything on time. I washed the rice the night before and set the rice cooker to cook at 4.00am. Minced and marinated the meat overnight too. First thing in the morning, shape the meat and throw them in the air-fryer, set timer to cook in 12min. In the meantime, I fried the tamogoyaki, so when the meatball is cooked, I just have to put everything in the box. That's it! This is what I usually do in the morning when time is so limited. ^_^

Simple bento with Rilakkuma meatball, seaweed tamagoyaki and some strawberries for my girl.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Bento #111 ~ Sakura Bento

Today, I packed a bento for myself....hehe. I named it Sakura Bento. 

I bought a pack of dried preserved sakura flower quite long ago. It is packed in a packet of 10 flowers. Got to use it fast before it expired :P The preserved sakura flowers taste a bit sour, just like sour plum...haha.

I made sushi with the sakura flowers on top. Using my precious bento box which was my last year birthday gift from my sister. Hardly let my girl use it, worried she might spoil it :P

In the bento, there are dashi tamago, steamed prawns, baby pepper and strawberries.

 I pack the bento box in my favourite furoshiki. It's beautiful right? Hehe.....
Hmm....but I think got to practise more on tying the furoshiki, looks a bit messy........