Sunday, 16 October 2011

Two Hungry Bears Bento



I had wanted to make another picnic bento for some time. Even though picnic bento requires more time to make, it's totally fun to see the end result - at least for me :). I thought about making many different types of onigiri with various colours, shapes and so on, but I got too lazy in the process, so I ended up making plain white onigiri only. Well, I did add a bit of chopped umeboshi (pickled plum) and chopped green onions to the triangular onigiri and toasted black sesame seeds to the round-shaped onigiri, just to make sure that my bento doesn't look too boring.


The beautiful bento box is from CasaBento. It's called 'Bento Box Petals Jyubako Red'. This bento box is perfect for picnic, because it's quite spacious (height: 11 cm, width: 19,3 cm and length: 19,3 cm).


As you can see the bento box has two compartments. The top part comes with a plastic lid on.


When you open the plastic lid, you'll see that top compartment has two extra small compartments which can be removed as you wish.




My triangular onigiris are filled with prawn tempura and mayonnaise and the circular onigiris are filled with chicken katsu and cucumber. If you have been following my blog for some time, I am sure you have noticed that I am very fond of tempura and chicken katsu, as they make their appearances in my bento boxes on a quite regular basis ;).

I also made tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet) and this time, I added slices of black olives and chopped umeboshi and green onions - a real great combo by the way! I really like how the umeboshi makes the omelet tastes slightly sour :).

The two hungry bears are also onigiris filled with chicken katsu, cucumber and mayo. The hats worn by the bears are food picks which I also got from CasaBento. I think they look really adorable....)!!

Next to the bears are pasta salad (pasta, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, dried basil, black pepper, a pinch of sugar olive oil and chopped parsley) and a few slices of mandarin and two pieces of chocolate.



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25 comments:

  1. wow you never cease to amaze me with your adorable creations. you should totally start a bento selling business :). have you ever tried making bento with other types of grains?

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  2. Thanks, Junia :-) , but I think Bento selling would be quite hard to do in Germany, I don't think the people here are so much into cutesie stuffs ;-). I have actually made some of my Bento meals with brown rice and multigrain and I think even bulgur. I am still experimenting, any will definitely use other types of grain than just white rice :-) :-)

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  3. wow !! all the bento creations look fabulous :D love your blog header ....very pretty :)

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  4. wow einfach süß, das Tamagoyaki sieht auch richtig lecker aus, musste erst lesen was das ist, war auf den ersten Blick garnicht so richtig zu erkennen, voll lecker! Jeder deiner Bentodosen sieht einfach toll aus, du zauberst immer die tollsten Sachen, das möchte ich auch können >.<

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  5. i like the omelette look you made here, look so special!

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  6. You're so talented in creating these onigiris :) They look too cute to eat, but when you described them, my they are sumptuous :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a gracious comment! I really love the concept and feel of your blog, following you now. I would love it if you followed mine :)


    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  7. Oh my goodness your bentos are adorable! Thank you for stopping by the Bento Blog Network. I hope you participate in our meme. There is a new theme each week. November will be technique challenge month and if you have any tutorials we would love to share them.

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  8. Maybe people in Germany aren't into "cutesie" stuff so much but I still think the concept of bentos is amazing. I'd totally buy stuff like this - cute or not. I love things like this, and your creations are amazing. I wish I had the skill and patience to do something so pretty. Lunch each day would be a real treat :)

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  9. Your creations are truly amazing!! So much precision and attention to detail and I always wonder it would be such a shame to eventually eat it.

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  10. OMG, the bears are looking at me & asking me to take them home! I want, I want!!

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  11. beautiful bento as always. love the little bears!

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  12. Your bears have very sad -I assume hungry -faces. I don't know how you manage even to make expressions on your bento characters' faces!
    "Just to make sure so that my bento doesn't look too boring"-this one made me laugh! As if your bento could look boring...

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  13. How talented you are, they are absolutely gorgeous.

    I would find it difficult to eat them as they're so cute (!), although they look incredibly delicious as well.

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  14. So so so so beautiful!! I love your bentos SO much!

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  15. Ahahaha the bears are so hungry and look unhappy. Their expression is amazing CG!

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  16. I'm hungry looking at your hungry bears! Really cute! And lovely bento box!

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  17. the bears look so woeful, this is incredibly cute!

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  18. You have very nimble fingers! Excellent for bento-making! You have talent too:) Love your bento creations here, on this blog.

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  19. Oh! These hungry bears look so cute...amazing pictures!
    Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

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  20. Aww, they're so cute >.<
    I fully regret seeing this just AFTER dinner they make me feel hungry again..

    btw, nice meeting you :)

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  21. their faces are so sad - i bet they're really starving :)

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  22. Love the box -- but especially what you did to it! Looking so bright & happy; I love it! :)

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  23. Nevermind about the colour- this is such a cute bento!! And it sounds delicious too!!

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  24. There is not once I come here and find a bento box that doesn't wow me. You are a bento artist!

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