If you own a nori punch for making characters with quail eggs, making my version of Winnie the Pooh would be quite effortless. I have got quite some requests from my blog readers that I should include a tutorial to my bento posts, so today I will attempt to show you how to make the pooh bear in the tutorial below. Apologies in advance if it's not that clear. I still need to get used to doing a tutorial...!
What You Need
STEP 1 - The Happy Faces
Use a fat drinking straw to cut an oval (by slightly pinching the straw) out of the cheese for the Pooh Bear's ears. Cut the oval in half.
Use a knife to make a slit at the top of the quail egg. With tweezers tuck the cheese ears into the slit.
Attach the nori eyebrows, nori eyes, nori/cheese nose and nori mouth to the egg. I didn't use anything to stick these facial features to the egg, but in case they didn't stick well, use a dab of mayonnaise as 'glue'.
The Pooh Bears Trio
Easy Mapo Tofu
- 100 grams tofu, cut into little cubes
- 100 grams minced pork
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 - 3 tablepoons hot bean sauce
- 2 - 3 tablespoons Szechuan chili oil with fried pork (see picture below)
- A pinch of sugar