Monday, 28 July 2014

CuteZCute Cuddle Palz : Koala Bear Foodart

Received my new cutters from Bentousa CuteZCute Cuddle Palz and finally open ceremony for tonight's dinner foodart. There are so many animals designed cutters and to view it can just click the pictures after end of my post. I choose Koala Bear for my dinner plate (end up my daughter eats it =_=') Home cooked simple dinner dishes for my family so just did some arrangement and shape the rice using the cutter! Pretty and easy!! Loving it ^_^

To shape the rice as Koala. I put the rice on cling wrap then wrap up and put to the cutter mould. Just pressed along the rice after the shape of the Koala head done. Same method goes to the Koala body. For Koala face features, I use kombu or boiled seaweed so that you can easily cut out the shape using CuteZcute cutter.
Stir-fried some french beans with mini squids/carrots and pan-fried mackerel fish.

Mushroom soup with organic alphabets (sink to the soup) and I toast a Cutezcute Cuddle Bear using wheat bread and lay on top of the soup. 

Well, I hope you have a wonderful long holidays with your loved ones if you're from Malaysia ^_^ As well Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri for all Muslim readers!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Domo-kun Ice Cream Dinner

Yay!!! For those who have followed me at Instagram will know "NO BENTO" for a month due to my kids school holidays! So happy that no wake up call for every morning & can relax my mind, no more mad rush prepare/cooking/photo takings etc....

Well, today's weather so super HOT so thought of making Domo-kun Ice cream for dinner foodart. Just a simple dinner!

Mix the rice with some dark sweet sauce for brown colour then shape it into icecream using cling wrap. Freehand scissor cut out the eyes and penknife cut out crabstick for Domo-kun mouth. Arrange it and add pea sprout aside.

Cook some old cucumber pork rib soup and thought of decorate the old cucumber with sparkling eyes (Affiliate link at the bottom). Cute right? 

Hope you will like this simple dinner foodart ^_^ Happy Thursday!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul17~Hello Kitty Trooper

When I introduce "Star Wars Movie" to my daughter, the only character she likes was the Princess Leia then after watched the "Star Wars Phantom Menace" she prefers Queen Padmé Amidala ^_^ As long the movie has princess or lady roles she will liked :) I think this is my first bento creation for "Star Wars" theme. But more to Hello Kitty transform hahaha.... I find it cute! Meet Hello Kitty Trooper for today's lunch. 

Here is the close up Hello Kitty Trooper ^_^ Rice and chicken floss inside then cover up with rice on top. Next, draw the Hello Kitty Trooper picture onto baking paper then put on top of nori sheet and follow the outline using penknife (Bought new tool kit so give it a try without using scissor but honestly I still prefer scissor). Red bow was red food gel and didn't turn out well after adding =_="

Side dishes: gyoza, broccoli, carrots, grapes and orange.

Hope you like this Hello Kitty Trooper and perhaps I will try out making other Star Wars characters during my kids school break. No bento for school but lunch bento at home ^_^ Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul16~Piggy Bento

Opps.....I think I'm starting to have holiday moods cause getting lazy hahaha....another simple and quick bento lunch ^_^ Next week I can sleep longer....woohoo!!! No more wake up calls, no bento and I'm glad that I don't have to babysit or taking care of my kids since they already grown up ^_^ Perhaps this long break I can practice my baking :p

Alright back to today's lunch "Piggy Bento". Followed the exact picture from the bento lunchbox ^_^ Pretty easy ideas right? Haha... I just add on extra eyelashes for Miss Piggy to look prettier since is for my daughter. The red part was made from crabstick and add some ketchup as cheeks!

For side dishes: Airfried Honey Drumettes, pea sprouts,star fishballs and grapes.

Oink oink....pretty piggy bento for today's menu ^_^ Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul15~Chirp Chirp Chick

Count down!!! 3 more days towards my kids final term school long break ^_^ Getting lazy to make details kyaraben's quick and simple bento Chirp...chirp....chicks!!! Almost can't use the hard boiled egg while peel off the shell =_=" Part of the egg white not nice so I just trim it :D Luckily still presentable!

Here's the close up Chick not Kiiroitori cause Kiiroitori mouth different from here ^_^ Cold charcoal soba noodles (forgot to add the sauce into the picture). Put the half hard boiled egg (kampung egg) on top and decorate nori for details. The yellow lips made from fondants. Due to the orange yolk so didn't want to add carrot to made Kiiroitori so change idea made into Chick ^_^ Still cute right?

Side dishes contains: Broccoli, sweet corn, yam samosa, chicken seaweed wrap.

Simple and quick bento lunch! Have a nice Tuesday!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul14~Kiki's Delivery Service

Recently repeated watching Kiki's Delivery Service animation movie with my daughter at home and she loves Kiki & Jiji ^_^ So I made Kiki & Jiji but in cute version for her lunch bento. I missed out Jiji's whisker =_=" Well, still look cute without it! Haha.....

Perhaps some of you already knew who she was and had watched the animated fantacy movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Many more of this director's movie my daughter and I love to watched ^_^ One of them including Spirited Away!! Familiar right? Did quite a few bento for Spirited Away. I think Kiki will be my first creation and hopefully I can make more of Miyazaki's other movie into bento.

Here is the closer look of Kiki & Jiji ^_^ Arrange some rice into Monbento then cover with minced meat on top. Next, I shape two small onigiri (flatten slightly) for Kiki's face & body. Freehand scissor cut out the nori for all details. Crabstick (red part) for all the red details. Jiji made from nori and crabstick (white/red) including the Jiji's white big eyes! Opps....after taking photos noticed missing Jiji's whickers....can't be helped.....

For side dishes: minced meat, broccoli, tamagoyaki, carrots, vegetarian roll and strawberry.

Hope this cute Kiki's Delivery Service will brighten your day! Happy Monday!      

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Ugly Caterpillar Steamed Bun

Opps....busy making this caterpillar steamed buns in the morning and I almost give up =_=" Followed the ingredients from the recipe books and still find the dough sticky and hard to roll....argh...afraid adding extra flour will cause the failure result....and yes I did add some and looks like baking not fun at all some times ^__^ Well, I'm lucky that I've 3 lovely people in my life will taste my failure steamed buns especially my sweet daughter said it still cute mummy!!

Here is the closer look of my ugly caterpillars ^_^ Is matcha flavours for green body and strawberry flavours for pink eyes/legs. Dark chocolate for the eyes!! 

Well, hope you like it and have a great weekend dear readers! Hugs!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul11~Lady Bento for Bento&Co 2014 Chef Contest

Today I'm going to share with you my submitted bento entry for Bento&Co Chef Bento 2014 Contest ^_^ Again I have fun making it and also mainly to improve myself making better. This year 2014 contest rules was different from last year. Contestants need to prepare a bento with 6 ingredients (tomato/potato/rice/chicken or tofu (vegetarian)/egg/broccoli) plus 1 additional ingredient of our choice. So what additional ingredient in my bento entry? Is seaweed!!! 

Actually I made two bento and the above bento you see which will be my 2nd bento for the submitted photo ^_^ Why made two? Because I didn't know seaweed counted as the additional ingredients so the 1st bento I added fruits into as my additional ingredients but luckily I read other people comments from FB and saw seaweed counted as one of the ingredients!!! better redo another one and submit the 2nd bento ^_^

This is my 1st bento with additional ingredient : Mini peaches that I thought seaweed on the lady face won't be counted as ingredients =_=" As well the chicken marinated with spices also OUT due to the rules stated not visible!!! Luckily before I submit my entry go back to FB and checked anything should or should not....So, I took another day off to redo another bento without those!!! 

Well, back to the original bento. I covered the rice with seaweed for darker background and yellow rice (mashed egg yolk mixed rice) for another half of the background. I started making the mashed potato for "Lady" face/arm/legs. Fancy big hat made of eggsheet and broccoli. Dress made of carrot (heart shape), cherry tomato roses and broccoli. Shoes made of carrot and lastly the bouquet of flower made from broccoli/carrot/eggsheet (yellow dots). Not to forgot about the golden hair made from eggsheet and nori for the lady's details!

For other ingredients: Chicken cutlet in between broccoli, potato baked with carrots and hard boiled egg, cherry tomato (heart) and decoration of carrot as flowers and eggsheet.

Well, something challenging for me to made non kawaii version of bento compared to my daily bento for my daughter's lunchbox. So many more to learned and I want to congrats to the winners and I've voted for the Top 10 Finalist too! Click HERE to see more of the Winners & Top 10 Finalists! To vote for the Top 10 Finalist click HERE.

Thank you so much for spending your time reading today's post and hope you will continue like my bento creations ^_^ Happy Friday!

  Bento of the Week Winner

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Piggies Steamed Cake

Today stay at home with my kids because no school for one day to replace last week Thursday Public Holiday ^_^ So in the morning busy making these cute piggies steamed cake for their tea break later! I did make Hello Kitty designed but didn't turn out well so better don't post it here :D Haha....

To view the recipe can go visit Little Miss Bento's links at HERE

I used smaller silicon cupcakes to steamed. Piggy ears didn't pipe more of it so can't view much =_=" Overall piggies still presentable compare to my Hello Kitty....sigh....

Hope you will have a nice Thursday! Back to do some house chores.....

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Bento2014#July09~Sanrio Cherinacherine

While browsing all Sanrio characters spotted this cute Cherina Cherine character. Suppose to made two of them but I just made one with the one with ribbon on it ^_^ Due to the bento lunch box I'm using can't made Sanrio Cherina & Cherine :) Anyway, one if enough right?

Here is the close up Cherinacherine. Well I tried to search which one is Cherina & Cherine as one with ribbon and the other one without =_=" End up I just stated Cherinacherine :D 
To made yellow rice, I mix rice with mashed egg yolk. Add nori for details and cheese for the flower ears. Underneath the rice, I add white rice then cover with minced meat. Lastly, let Cherinacherine holds a cherry. Perfect!

Simple dishes: broccoli, chikuwa with okra, fishballs and quail egg.

Not forgetting some cherries, strawberry and mini peaches.

Ta-da....lovely cute character right? Think I started to LOVE this character :) Hope you like it ^_^ Happy Wednesday! 

Bento2014#Jul08~Totoro Ice Cream Bento

It's Tuesday again!!! Time flies....week by week I'm counting down my kids final term school break ^_^ Less food on every Tuesday so again I packed ice cream theme bento. Last week start off with Hello Kitty so this round TOTORO!!! Do you like My Neighbor Totoro movie? My kids loved it including myself too :D Hahaha....

Here is the close up Totoro Ice Cream ^_^ To made Totoro, I mix the rice with black sesame powder into the ice cream shape then put small circle white rice (flatten it) on top. Lastly, punch out nori for Totoro details! Whiskers made from toasted spaghetti and I add pea sprout for some green touch (of course for her to eat together with the rice).

Meatless and really less food >_< Sigh......Don't understand why must the the school made such arrangement during their lunch break!!! Argh.....

Well, I hope you like this My Neighbor Totoro Ice Cream Bento ^_^ Happy Tuesday!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul07~Bruce Lee Bento

One day my daughter came back from school and asked me about Bruce Lee? She already did some research in school with a team group so we talked about it and I sat down with her to view more of Bruce Lee background. Not only Bruce Lee she came to know but more other famous people including Albert Einstein ^_^ Since we're in this topic, I thought of making Bruce Lee for her lunch bento!!! Okay...after done the bento I know don't really look like him...haha.....

Looks like an ordinary Kung Fu guy bento right? Sigh....failed.....well, just a simple bento and shape few onigiri for face/hands/legs/body. Freehand scissor cut out nori for all the details including the chain :)

Side dishes: pea sprouts, gyoza, fishball and sausage.

Due to the chain details took me some time to finished it on time before send my kids to school so I packed some grapes into another small container (not in this photo). Phew...

Have a nice Monday!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul03~Minnie Mouse Bento

This Minnie Mouse Bento I made on last weekend and forgot to post it :p Better update it today and what about this morning lunch bento? Looks like I'll update on another day ^_^ 

This is Minnie Mouse lunch bento, saw many similar designed from Pinterest and even from other bento friends and finally I made Minnie Mouse onigiri :D My Minnie onigiri looks weird!! hahaha.....may be is the angle of the picture =_="

I bought organic alphabet pasta so cooked some for this bento lunch. Shape Minnie Mouse onigiri with nori & crabstick (red part) and lay on top of the tomato paste alphabet pasta. 

For side dishes: Potato, egg sheet, half of hard boiled egg, broccoli, cherry tomato and few slice of oranges.

Bon-appetit! Hope you like this simple Minnie Mouse Bento. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Bento2014#Jul02~Snoopy Bento

When was the last time I made Snoopy??? Hmm....very long ago!! Haha....I was looking back all my bento creations and noticed that I made LOTS of Sanrio characters =_=" Gosh....Looks like I know my daughter well!!! When I have done this Snoopy lunch for her, she doesn't seem to like it :( So sad to hear....she asked: Mummy, why no more costume girl??? I told her mummy will continue after few weeks time ^_^ Hopefully she can wait :D

Well, I find my Snoopy face look weird!! wonder my daughter not surprise or excited. As usual, I shape the rice using cling wrap and add nori for the details. Corns as woodstock with nori details too! Pea sprout that my kids love it so much so looks like can be seen most of my bento :D

For side dishes: Meat patties, quail eggs as Snoopy and oranges, mini peach.

I hope you like it ^_^ Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Bento2014#July01~Hello Kitty Ice-cream

Yesterday was a Public Holiday for my kids school so I didn't prepared any bento ^_^ Today back to school and as usual every Tuesday, I packed less food for her lunch! This is one of my to-do-list that I always wanted to made one fine day and here is my kawaii Hello Kitty Ice-cream :D Saw some of my bento friends had made it at their Instagram so finally my turn to have fun making!

I chose "Selasa" Magnum ice-cream stick for today's bento and filled up some cucumber, korean seaweed and inari into the bento lunchbox. Shape the rice using cling wrap and add the magnum stick as well ^_^ Lastly, cut out nori for Kitty-chan face features details and I love to add eyelashes for extra cuteness!!! Carbstick for ribbon and the nose made from corn.

Fast and easy lunch bento! Hope you like it and happy Tuesday!!! Hugs!