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Foodimals Bento Recipe

   

Foodimals Bento Recipe

This is a cute, colourful and healthy bento, appealing to both kids and kids at heart. It is easy enough for even first-time bento makers.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • pink sakura denbu (sweet fish powder)
  • cooked egg sheet diced
  • boiled edamame
  • raspberries

Octodog

  • 6 chicken cocktails
  • mayonnaise
  • black sesame seeds
  • 1 cheese slice

Quailrious mouse

  • 6 quail eggs
  • 12 black olive slices
  • spring onion tips
  • mayonnaise
  • black sesame seeds
  • 1 slice of ham

Beemato

  • 1 nori (seaweed) sheet
  • carrot slices
  • mayonnaise
  • black sesame seeds
  • ketchup

Tools

  • toothpicks
  • 2 bento boxes (or serving bowls)

Directions

Octodog Recipe

  1. Cut chicken cocktail lengthwise halfway to 8 equal tentacles. Boil for two minutes until curled. Drain and set aside.
  2. Using mayonnaise, stick eyes (black sesame seeds), mouth (piece of cheese cut with straw) and cheeks (2 pieces of ham cut with straw).
  3. Poke a hole at the top of the octopus head with a toothpick and insert a cute pea sprout ribbon.

Quailrious Mouse Recipe

  1. Add quail eggs to a pot of water (enough to cover the eggs). Bring to boil for 10 minutes. Drain and peel the eggs when cooled.
  2. Make two slits for ears near the pointed end of the quail egg and slot in two thinly sliced olives.
  3. Use toothpick to poke a hole at the rounded end of the quail egg. Insert a cut curled spring onion as the tail.
  4. Using mayonnaise, fix the eyes (black sesame seeds) and nose (a tiny piece of ham) onto the face.

Beemato Recipe

  1. Stick two strips of seaweed onto a golden cherry tomato using mayonnaise. Make a horizontal slot on top of tomato and slot in the wings (a thinly sliced heart-shaped carrot).
  2. Use mayonnaise to fix the eyes (black sesame seeds) and mouth (seaweed cut to a smile). Dab the cheeks with ketchup. Poke two holes at the top of the head with a toothpick to slot in the pea shoots antennae.

To Assemble

  1. In a bowl, coat half of the sushi rice pink sakura powder.
  2. Fill each serving bento box or bowl with plain sushi rice. Then top the uppermost layer with the pink rice.
  3. Arrange and decorate the bento with octodogs, quailrious mouse and beemato; as well as egg, edamame and raspberries.
                                           

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9 Responses to “Foodimals Bento Recipe”

  1. Little Corner of Mine — September 17, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    What a cute bento! But I am all for ease and quick lunchbox. :P

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  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 18, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    They are so adorable! I love particularly that hard boiled egg mouse .

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  3. Icecream Cone — September 18, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! They are just the cutest ever, Wiffy! ♥

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  4. masterofboots — September 19, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    these look amazing! but it takes a lot of skill and patience

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    • wiffy replied: — September 19th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

      skill – not really, as I am a total bento beginner myself. But patience, yes! lol

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  5. B — September 19, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    Too cute to eat! :D

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  6. tigerfish — September 20, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    Too cute to be eaten! You are such a pro. even in making bento! :D How long did you take? ;p…curious….

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    • wiffy replied: — September 20th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      This is nothing compared to the bentos the real pros are making. Took me 5 hours to make this (to take the step-by-step photos and the final photoshoot), lol … and before this, I tested the recipe (various animals and these three turn out best) for 2 hours. That’s why I say need patience ;) But if I were to make this again, I think I can do it in half hour.

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  7. HoppingHammy — September 23, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    I saw this on Facebook and squealed!!! It is the cutest thing ever and I wish all lunches were this cute. :D You are too creative. The movie sounds funny also!

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