Thursday, 9 June 2011

Little Bee-Bear Bento



Have you been missing my posts ;)? Well, I guess not, the last time I posted something was just two days ago ;). I've been super busy the last few days and this will go on for the next few weeks unfortunately...But I will somehow find some time to make some bento meals.

Today's bento meal consists of a bee-bear made out of brown rice. The bee suit is made out of egg sheet with nori and the ears are mini Kartoffelknödel (German potato dumplings) and cheese. I also made Chicken Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) to eat together with the brown rice. I stole Nami's recipe again from Just One Cookbook to make the karaage, it's delicious...:D)!!

Chicken Kaarage

2 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon grated ginger
5 skinless & boneless organic chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
1½ cup corn starch (more or less)
Oil for deep frying

Mix all ingredients (except the oil) and marinate for 30 minutes before deep frying the chicken pieces.



I also made a bento dinner for my husband with chicken karaage, but I will save it for tomorrow's post.



Today's Song of the Day is 'Shoreline' by Anna Ternheim, a Swedish singer-songwriter. I got to know this song from a very dear friend of mine. Unfortunately we have lost contact. I hope he's happy and well...


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22 comments:

  1. Yum-yum! I looove Chicken-Karaage soooo much xD ! Thanks for sharing. And of course your Bento looks really cute as always. You have even included some fresh fruit in your meal. I already feel refreshed just by looking at this! :3

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  2. You have to cook and create masterpieces of food at the same time! *salute*

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  3. Hi CG! I'm missing your post! Although recently I've not been posting anything for quite sometime (very soon I'll be back.. LOL) I keep checking on yours and a few of my favs sites! :P
    You really make so nice and neat egg sheets! Think I did saw something similar to the mini Kartoffelknödel at the supermarket this noon, it's mini(fried)potato balls if I'm not wrong but I didn't buy coz my mom will be asking me if war is coming soon?? (I always like to stock up on frozen foods esp. those that my girls like, just in case I'm so lazy to think of what to cook) heehee... :P

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  4. You're such a terrific bento maker. Hat off to you! I always adored what you're making. Simply amazing. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
    Kristy

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  5. The tiny tiny mouth on the bear is so delicate. You must be very skillful not break the nori...

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  6. Tell me more about that orange pudding? Those Fresh berries look divine.

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  7. Hi CG
    Your imagination is so vivid that I always wait for your new posts to see something different . Bear looks so cute and potato balls have complimented it real well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. I love your chicken kaarage recipe and the bee bear is so adorable :)

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  9. So adorable! Ah, your fruit section box is sooo fresh :D

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  10. I saw great little boxes in the shape of babuska dolls, they made me think of you and what you'd fill them with!

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  11. Wow, your bento and photograph are gorgeous. So well done! I can't make a cute bento to save my soul. I am always so impressed with people who can. I'm off to read more of your site.

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  12. Is the bee-bear a real character? (By "real" I mean is there any cartoon or comic strip with this character?) Or have you invented a bear dressed up as a bee? It looks really cute!
    I must steal Nami's Kara age recipe one day too ;-)

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  13. I'll have your bentos anytime girl! Such a cute bee-bear :D

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  14. Little bear bento is purely impressive and tasty looking:)

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  15. Little bear bento,so adorable..

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  16. @ Lyn - Why would she think that war is coming ;)? Is it because your family doesn't usually eat a lot of potatoes ? The potato dumplings are actually not fried, but boiled. They're made of potatoes, egg, butter and flour. Thank you for missing my posts...You're just so sweets :D)!

    @ Zoe- Actually when I deal with something very small, such as quail eggs, I always use a nori puncher to make the eyes, nose, mouth, etc. I am in fact quite bad at craft, so tools like nori puncher is very helpful ;).

    @ Sissi - I don't think the bear is a real character, but it's not my own invention, I was inspired by something similar in a Japanese bento site :). Hehe, chicken karaage is another Japanese food you should try...:)!

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  17. Hi CG! My mom always says that whenever she sees me stocking up a lot of foods, snacks etc... as though war is coming and need to stock up foods--teasing me (sometimes I just can't help buying when I sees them!) LOL :P
    Actually my whole family loves potatoes! Esp. my elder girl and it's also because of eating too much potatoes, she put on so much weight outta sudden when she entered sch 3yrs back (she used to be quite skinny during her pre-sch times)

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  18. Hi CG! Thanks for the mention. :-) I'll post my regular Chicken Karaage recipe soon. I have so much going on and I haven't been able to share the recipe yet. I hope you will like it... it has little more ingredients in it. :-) I like the bear's expression (mouth is little tilted!). You are really getting better and better at this. I look forward to your bento everyday. :-D

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  19. Nami is a great person to get inspiration from! I love what you did with this box. The bee-bear is delightful. Who is the lucky person who gets to eat all your bentos?

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  20. Pretty Bento for such a young lady like you. The song is beautiful. Great selection!

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  21. this is a beautiful song!

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