Hey guys! Today I have come up with another Rilakkuma bento and this time I even made two sleepy Rilakkumas :). I made another Rilakkuma-themed bento because I am so very happy with my new Rilakkuma bento box from Modes4u, an online store which sells kawaii products, including bento boxes and accessories. If you enjoy Japanese pop culture and adore super cute things, I highly recommend you to visit this store - it will give you a daily dose of cuteness...! I don't usually get excited so easily, but when I found this store, I kept saying OMG the whole time while browsing their site...;) - how cheesy! Modes4u has a huge selection of Rilakkuma products and other San-X and Sanrio related merchandise. I also found out about Sentimental Circus from this store. This store is based in Hong Kong but it ships worldwide. When you purchase over €60 (or US$78 / £54), you will get free shipping. Another good thing about this store is, you will always get one small free gift from them everytime you shop there :)
Here is the Rilakkuma bento box which I got from Modes4u. This is my first ever kawaii bento box, my other ones are all the elegant type ones ;), but I LOVE it because it's so cute...! If you also want to have this bento box, here is the direct link to the product. The price is €14.90, which is okay, considering that it is made in Japan. You can also find more Rilakkuma-themed bento boxes here.
This two-tier bento box comes with a pair of cute pink chopsticks and plastic lids to avoid spilling. It also comes with a brown elastic band to keep the two compartments together. This bento box is dishwasher and microwave safe.
I also got two pretty washi tapes. I made some food picks from the washi tapes to decorate my bentos, but of course you can also use these tapes for scrapbooking or other crafty things.
Now let's talk about what's inside the bento box :). The left box is filled with two Rilakkuma inarizushi, two slices of tamagoyaki filled with water spinach, two baby carrots and one little chick (modeled after Kiiroitori) made out of quail egg which I soaked in turmeric water - he's wearing a rather extraordinary-looking purple hat which actually is simply purple potato.
The box on the right contains two nigirizushi topped with gouda cheese which I cut out into two sleepy Rilakkumas. The two little chicks are made the same way as the little chick on the left and the two mini brown bears are also quail eggs which I soaked in soy sauce overnight (They look more like choco balls than quail eggs, I know ;)). The ears are made out of takuan and I attached them with toothpicks.
If you are interested to look at my other Rilakkuma-themed bentos, check out the following links below :)!