In celebration of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 which is opening in Singapore on 10 October, Noob Cook is excited to partner with Sony Pictures Singapore to create my very own foodimal recipe. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a sequel to the highly successful 2009 hit animation comedy. In this latest adventure, the movie characters will be battling food-animal hybrids (aka “foodimals”) such as tacodile, hippotatomus and cheespider, just to name a few. After watching the trailer, I am inspired to create some foodimals. This recipe is very easy to make and perfect for bento beginners. The end result is cute, colourful and healthy, appealing to both kids and kids at heart.
Meanwhile, check out the Foodimal Frenzy app game, available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Foodimals Bento Recipe
The foodimals that make up the bento are entirely edible. They are either held together using mayonnaise or small cuts to slot in the various parts (no hidden toothpicks). Use your creativity to decorate the bento to make it a balanced and visually appealing meal. I used sushi rice coated with pink sakura denbu (sweet fish powder), diced omelette, boiled edamame and raspberries.
|Cut chicken cocktail lengthwise halfway to 8 equal tentacles. Boil for two minutes until curled. Drain and set aside.|
|Using mayonnaise, stick eyes (black sesame seeds), mouth (piece of cheese cut with straw) and cheeks (2 pieces of ham cut with straw).|
|Poke a hole at the top of the octopus head with a toothpick and insert a cute pea sprout ribbon.|
|Quailrious Mouse Recipe|
|This recipe requires hard-boiled quail eggs. Simply 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.|
|Make two slits for ears near the pointed end of the quail egg and slot in two thinly sliced olives.|
|Use toothpick to poke a hole at the rounded end of the quail egg. Insert a cut curled spring onion as the tail.|
|Using mayonnaise, fix the eyes (black sesame seeds) and nose (a tiny piece of ham) onto the face.|
|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).|
|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.|
Create your own foodimals Instagram contest (12 Sep to 3 Oct)
Create and name your very own foodimals, snap and share pictures of them on Instagram (hash tag #Cloudy2Foodimals and tagged to Sony Pictures Instagram: @churpsg). Winners of the best created foodimals will walk away with Cloudy 2 movie premiums and preview tickets! Read more here.
Mark your calendars to catch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 when it opens in Singapore on 10 Oct!
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.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins