Monday, September 27, 2010

Bento #71 Sushi Cake

Posted by Journal Mommy Yenny at 12:48 PM
This one is a first-time making and not so good in result. It is easily seen the rice almost fall-off :-p

The sushi cake is actually composed by some layers of egg-mixed rice, white rice, beef soboro rice and white rice again.
It has done it by laying out a plastic wrap by inner a small bowl, before placing those rice layers. Then wrapped the plastic for a while in keeping up the shape. Later on, I opened the plastic wrap and moved it to the box. Decorated it with kamaboko cuts and corn piece. Side dishes were steamed green squash, kani rolls and sliced kiwi.
sushi cake
Perhaps the choice of box was not correct too :-D oh well, I can try to make this again in future. Before close the lid, I placed a plastic wrap again on top of cake to (at least) maintain the shape until kids open them for lunch.

One of my friend was asking me about making nori eyes and mouth. Well, I use this puncher to help me out. I have so much fun to use it since I can create many facial expressions by mix and match the nori cut-outs.
multi expression nori punch

Last weekend were very exciting. Starting from receiving a package from Michelle for her last month's giveaway and Susan Yuen's book, Hawaii's Bento Box cookbook. Yup, both deliveries should be arrived during second week of this month. However, due to Ramadhan holiday, I assume, all had long holidays, including postal service. What a relieve to finally receive them. Thanks a lot to Michelle for this wonderful stuff! I will have so much fun!

Michelle's giveaway
Another books were obtained during weekend
One is Just Bento cookbook, that my lil sister bought in Kinokuniya Singapore. And another one...I do not know how to read the title, I bought it in here.
Bento making books
I am not so good in making a review, so I just give a personal opinion that these books are very good.
Hawaii bento box cookbook has very simple designs and recipes which are easy to follow and the book is in spiral-bound! 
Just Bento cookbook provides not-kawaii designs and recipes, but looks yummy to eat. It has Japanese and not-so-Japanese bento. I love that this book gives timeline for set up each bento. What a great idea.
The last book is full page of colored designs and steps in bento making. Each page is a jaw-dropping and I am not sure able to copy it. LOL.

Am I very happy now? Definitely...


sherimiya on 1:16 PM said...

It's like Christmas for you, wow!! Enjoy! Cake looks sweet :)

OhayoBento on 4:22 PM said...

Yay! It's so much fun to get new bento stuff! :) I like your sushi cake, the corn and kamaboko make it really cute!

Journal Mommy Yenny on 4:29 PM said...

@ Sherimiya, thank you for sweet comment. Yes, it is like Christmas in advance

@ OhayoBento, thanks for nice comment.
Yes, it is always excited to get new stuff

Angeleyes on 12:14 PM said...

Envy envy!!!

I think to make the rice cake you'll have to make your rice stickier so they don't crumble when you stack them out.

Journal Mommy Yenny on 6:33 PM said...

@ Angeleyes, thanks Alice for the suggestion...will do that in next making :-D

kartika on 7:33 PM said...

ohhh pake alat spt itu ya...hmm cari dimana alat gituan di sini..gua pdhl pengen sih bikin bento2an, cuma lunch laki gua cuma roti banana and apple, si xuan jg sandwich buat bawa skul.

Journal Mommy Yenny on 11:12 PM said...

@ kartika, beli di online shop, Tik.
Gue juga beli OL, also for other things hehehe gak cuma puncher aja


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