Monday, February 13, 2012

Bento 183 Animals' meeting

Posted by Journal Mommy Yenny at 2:31 PM
Hi everyone... how was your weekend?

I had a wonderful weekend to spend with some close friends. One of them requested that I bring a bento thus here is something I made for us to share.

Some cute animals are doing the gathering :)

Inside the box: onigiri of angry birds (red, yellow and black also 2 green pigs), yellow bee, brown puppy, white rabbit and yellow chick. In the middle were a snail (from sausage and narutomaki), 2 heart sausages (for Valentine's day mood) and some edamame also cherry tomatoes underneath the snail. Surround the snail, were the blanched broccoli. On below of animals were boiled chikuwa stuffed with boiled carrots and green beans. By sides were pink kamaboko. On top of animals were fried chicken. I also put two mouse in each top corner of box, made from strawberry, almond slices, chocolate cereal and jelly ball. Oh yes, one tiny flower carrot was inserted at the very right top corner just to have a steady position of this box.

For a closer look
The rabbit and green pig

As usual, the green onigiri made from crushed edamame mixed with rice. Add cheese for his eyes and nose with nori and black sesame seeds, carrot sliced also ears edamame.
The rabbit was made with cheese sheet for eyes and his teeth, jelly ball for nose, fried angel-hair pasta for whiskers and kani for ears.
I am glad that they got along just fine with each other .....

A puppy, red angry bird and a bee also a mice

A puppy was made with sweet soy sauce mixed with rice. Added a piece of sliced squid-ball and nori also kani for her mouth. Another jelly ball was placed in for her nose. The eyes were made from cheese and nori. The ears were made from kani and nori too. She looked sweet with her yellow bow.
The red bird was done by mixing rice with ketchup. Decorated with carrots for his beak and head feathers, cheese and black sesame seeds for eyes and another nori for his angry eyebrows. I hope he looks quite furious now.
The yellow bee was done by mixing rice with cooked yellow egg. The strips were from nori and also her eyeballs. Cheese was used for her eyes and wings. I almost broke her wings so I inserted a foodpick underneath to keep the shape. You will notice the presence of a foodpick if you long enough staring at her  :b I also inserted fried angel-hair pasta for her antenna. Notice that a mice was hiding behind the red bird. 

The king pig and yellow angry bird

Oh no...They are enemies....
The green pig was done almost the same as earlier green pig mentioned. He only added for yellow crown foodpick. 
The yellow bird was also done in the same way as I did the yellow bee. The facial decoration was following the red bird.
They looked unhappy sitting side by side and I was responsible to their kind of feelings...

The black angry bird and yellow chick

The black bird is mister J's favorite. Simply done by wrapping round onigiri with nori sheet and decorated as the way I have done with the other birds.
The little chick was made similarly with making yellow bird or bee. Decorated with nori for eyes and feet, a piece of corn for her beak and some dabs of ketchup for her rosy cheeks. I took an easy way to put heart shaped foodpick for her head feather. She was sitting on top of white egg. I just tried to use it before one of my kids gulped the remaining white egg down.

so happy that my friends love it. 
This is definitely not my daily type of bento making ... *laughing* although I must admit it was fun to do.

Wish you a great day


Bentobliss / Ceinwyn / Ingrid on 3:55 PM said...

It looks awesome. Without the close up I would have totally missed the crown on the king pig. Such a cute detail ! I am sure a lot of time and effort went into making this bento, but it was definitely worth it. Great job !

Journal Mommy Yenny on 5:19 PM said...

@ Bentobliss, hi Ingrid..thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment. You definitely make my day :)

Rina@BentoSchoolLunches on 9:18 PM said...

Yenny, this looks like a feast and the detailing is amazing. Love every single one! :)

Journal Mommy Yenny on 11:43 AM said...

@ Rina, thank you so much, dear
your comment warms my heart :)

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WOOOW! I love this so much! This is too cute and beautiful, Yenny! *THUMBS UP*
How I wish I was near you to be able to enjoy this awesome aninals bento! ;)
Everything is so detailed and I simply love your idea of using food ingredients and condiments for their colors especially ketchup for orangy-red! I'm always cracking my brain too hard for colorings in my bentos as I don't like the idea of using artificial food colorings (I'm sure nobody likes unless really no choice.. LOL).
Keep up your great work and have a wonderful weekend! <3

Journal Mommy Yenny on 10:39 AM said...

@ Lyn Trinix, thanks so much for your wonderful comment, Lyn.
Yeah, I dislike the use of artificial food colorings too. It smells a bit rather strange(for me) I am still curious to blue dye the rice, said to use red cabbage juice but I haven't find time to try it. Perhaps soon.
Have a great day yourself :)


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