Thursday, 19 May 2011

Cockerel Bento



I've been quite amazed by how active I am now in bento making...! I always thought that I wouldn't really manage to make bento lunches (well, dinners, in my case) after work. But I do. I think it's because I find bento-making very relaxing. It's the time when I can switch off my mind, forget about all troubles and just use my full energy to be creative.


Today's bento is quite Greek, even though it doesn't look so obvious in the photos. I had rice with Gyros, which I didn't make myself because I can very easily find super yummy pre-made gyros in almost all German supermarkets. To accompany the gyros, I had Tzatziki sauce, slices of red onion, two slices of mini pepper, blanched asparagus, half a quail egg, lettuce and two slices of strawberry. The two little cockerels on top of the bed of rice are made out of quail eggs. Behind the rice there are also two pieces of Kartoffeltaschen - something like potato cakes filled with cream cheese and some herbs, and of course a deli meat flower to prettify the bento box.

Today is another day I came home starving because I didn't eat anything the whole day - at least the bento dinner tasted extra delicious because of this ;).


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26 comments:

  1. YOu amaze me with your bento series....Good to hear that you could relish your dinner after not eating whole day

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. mmmm! what nice! you know dear I love all this Bento you make, are amazing! gloria

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  3. I always love checking out your bentos! It is relaxing making bentos...I find when you are creating it does relax you. Other just do other things to relax. This one with the gyros and Tzatziki sauce sounds so tasty as well!

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  4. I love Gyros !! I didn't know that you can buy the pre-made version from supermarket - need to check that out :-)

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  5. This looks inviting and awesome...

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  6. Cute cockerel! The Gyros look yummy & I thought Tzatziki sauce is something like tartar sauce before I google searched what exactly is it! LOL
    pardon me for my ignorance... :P

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  7. Love the two cockerels, they are adorable.

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  8. Oh! SO cute, I love the little chicks...hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

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  9. CG Todo me gusta lo que preparas,los huevos se ven preciosos y combinan con las demás figuras ,que rico comer arroz con tan lindo acompañamiento,cualquier niño come con solo ver el colorido,es un buen ejemplo para que coman bien los niños,cariños y abrazos.

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  10. Those bentos look so delicious! You are very good in decorating them!

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  11. It must be so therapeutic! I can't wait to try bentoing!

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  12. I really love your bentos and I have yet to make one myself, totally inspiring to say the least!

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  13. Those chickens are definitely my favorites so far. :)

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  14. My goodness CG... I love the chickens! I thought they are made of eggs and how ironic, but those are quail eggs... so that's okay. LOL. Do you design your bento while you are working daytime? Haha... I can't believe you make this after work. My husband's co-worker wanted to get some idea of how to make a cute bento, so I gave your website. But honestly, I think it's not easy to make like yours. ;-)

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  15. I completely empathize with the not eating all day situation. It's happened to me the past two days! Great post!

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  16. They are adorable! I also love the onion(?) slice, it looks like a rainbow. And the friends near it look like the sun and a butterfly ^^

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  17. Whoah..so this bento is your only meal for the day!? I can imagine your size now..HEHEHE

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  18. CG, you are the amazing person!!! who does so many wonderful and nice bento. I hope I have the same energy, time, creativity to do all these like you .. hahaha

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  19. Love to see how creative are you in your bento making! When you doing something with all your heart, it makes you happy ... You enjoy it even more :)

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  20. looks cute and very creative , am begining to wonder how many bento boxes you own :)

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  21. The chicks are so cute! You are wonderful!

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  22. I am Greek so this bento is for me my dear! I love it!

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  23. @ Everyone - thank you for being so kind...:)! And for those who want to try bentoing, DO so...! It's really therapeutic and so rewarding when you see the end result :).


    @ Nami - I don't actually plan/design my bento in advance. I usually have an idea of what to make in my head but it's always just bits and pieces. That's why if you should see me in the kitchen, I am always busy opening and closing my fridge to see what I can add next to my bento box ;). Not very effective but it works... And of course thank you so much for recommending my site to your husband's colleague, I feel very flattered...:D)!!


    @ Nammi - I don't actually own many bento boxes, if you look at all my bento posts, you'll notice that I often use the same bento boxes over and over again ;).

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  24. I assure you that we, your readers, are much more amazed at how active you are with your bentos! And how you always manage to make them different and beautiful. Impressing imagination.
    Actually these look very Easter-ish for me!!

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