Sunday, 27 November 2011

Smiling Frogs Bento



This Smiling Frogs Bento was my lunch :). Making the frogs is very easy as long as you have a teddy bear cutter for the face. I used my decorating tips to make various circles from cheese and ham for the facial features and a nori punch for the eyes.

This bento is pretty healthy as you can see. Lots of greens and protein ;). Yesterday my husband and I went to Okinii, a new Japanese restaurant which specialises on sushi and teppanyaki. We have been there three times and so far we've been very happy with the foods and service. My husband and I tried their grilled beef with teriyaki sauce last night and we're impressed by how tender and moist the meat was.

This morning I noticed that we had some fresh beefsteak in the fridge at the right moment when I was busy thinking of what to make for lunch. Then I remembered the grilled beef from Okinii, so I tried to recreate this dish again, my way.

Beefsteak with White Wine Teriyaki Sauce
  • 2 beefsteak filet, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Sugar and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Heat oil in skillet.
  • Toss in beef cubes and stir-fry until the beef is slightly brown.
  • Add white wine and mix well.
  • Add soy sauce, sugar and pepper and cook the beef until the sauce thickens.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions.
I also had bell-pepper/tomato/egg salad, Tomato & corn-salad tamagoyaki, pan-fried gyoza and cucumber & red-onion salad.



By the way, don't forget the bento contest :D)! So far I have received two very cute entries. You can see the bento pictures in my Flickr group over here :).




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14 comments:

  1. The frog face looks like cucumber skin.
    I do plan on entering the cute bento contest, but I have to dream up a cute bento first!

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  2. @ Diana - You're right, Diana, it's cucumber skin :). And yes, please do enter the contest, I'm looking forward to seeing your entry :D)!!

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  3. What a clever idea of using the bear cookie cutter for the frog face!

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  4. where do you find the time to do all these?! that looks amazing, as always.

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  5. Delicious and wonderful looking frog bento. Your creativity is simply stunning.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Wow - it looks delicious! You are so clever.....

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  7. These smiling frogs are so adorable. What a lovely lunch! :) Wow, the 2 bento entries are really pretty.

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  8. Great idea to use the teddy bear cutter for the frogs :-). Another great bento!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  9. Wieder einmal ein sehr lecker aussehendes Bento! Magst du nicht einmal bei mir vorbeikommen und mir eines machen? ;)

    Liebe Grüße
    Nadja

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  10. Looks delicious as always! The frog faces are so cute.

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  11. just saw the photos of the entries, you are all so talented!!

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  12. Quickly pan fried, but tender beef in strips or pieces is something I have never managed to make... Yours looks really perfect. I love the frogs and would have never guessed teddy bear cutters can have such a double use. You are very inventive as always.

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  13. That beef looks so tender and delicious and I love those dumplings too (gyoza right?) I think I'd be a fan of this bento. Just checked out the competition entries too - so cute!

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