Monday, 13 February 2012

Valentine Butterflies Bento



I don't celebrate Valentine's day, but I have nothing against it either. I actually think it's a quite nice occasion to let your loved ones know that you care about them. Sure it's a very commercialised day, just like Christmas, Easter and so on and people do start to question if we are still aware of the true meanings of these days amidst the roses, chocolate, etc. But I think generally people need days that they can celebrate and look forward to.



I bought a butterfly cookie cutter a few weeks ago and today I finally had the chance to use it. I am pretty happy with the cut out butterflies, they look adorable and cheerful. I used nori and soy paper to decorate the butterflies. These cuties are sitting on top of kakiage (mixed tempura) sushi maki. The red heart is made out of paprika flavoured cheese and the white daisy is made out of goat cheese and cheddar cheese. The pink and purple flowers are my new food picks (they are actually simply paper stickers plus toothpicks :)).

The other bento box is filled with 2 grilled Vietnamese-style pork skewers, 1 sweet mini paprika filled with feta cheese, 1 ham flower, tzaziki and radish kimchi.

The yellow orangy drink in the mug is mixed-fruit juice. The mug is designed by me, it's my rabbit Wilchen juggling with onigiri :).





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17 comments:

  1. Hi CG! I'm really impressed by your detailed butterflies! They are so pretty!

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  2. What a beautiful Valentine bento! It's the first time I see butterflies in a bento. They are really cute (you have just reminded me I have butterfly cutters I have never used). I love the rabbit juggling with onigiri :-)

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  3. Fancy that, I also made some Valentine's
    butterflies (but biscuits) come and have a look:

    http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/saint-valentines-biscuits-and-other.html

    (and there is a link for Valentine heart sushi and onigiri too :-)!)

    As always, I love your bento!!!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  4. Your butterflies look really cheerful. Brightens up the day. So cute. Really love to look at all yr bento creation altho I hv never done it personally.

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  5. Forgot to mention; your mug design is also really nice. You are so creative.

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  6. This is too lovely CG! Look at the two detailed butterflies! Awww! ;D

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  7. I love the butterflies, gonna copy your ideas..haha..
    aw.. the mug you design can be a great gift.. lovely!

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  8. Aww, so cute! I love the smiling butterfly faces! :) Your bento is probably the only thing I like about Valentine's Day.

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  9. Wow - getting one of those for lunch for Valentine's ... is there any surer way to know you're loved? :)

    Beautiful, CG :)

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  10. It's just lovely! Valentines is somewhat commercialized, but I love all the pink and red at this time of year....

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  11. So beautiful & colorful, as always!
    I kinda don't believe in Valentine's Day either ... heck, my husband & I seem to celebrate Valentine's YEAR! :D

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  12. I love the details of your butterfly, Sin..
    so wonderful

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  13. What a warm and happy bento. Those butterflies put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. They are lovely! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  14. that looks cute


    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  15. This is just too cute! You are very neat to do all the details for the butterfly. Happy Valentine's Day Sin! (^.^)

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  16. the butterflys are so beautiful and cute

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