Another Chi Chai Monchan Bento


After making the mini Chi Chai Monchan bento this morning, I knew I wanted to make another Chi Chai Monchan-themed bento, but the picnic version :). You all know that I like to make picnic bentos, don't you?

I like this version much better, because the monkey looks sweeter. It is onigiri, made out of pink rice and white rice and filled with Stir-Fried Chicken Bulgogi. I coloured the pink rice with beet juice - I was surprised that I didn't taste nor smell anything 'beety' at all, that's why I think beet juice is a real good alternative to red food colouring if you want to keep everything natural.

The way how to make this character is quite similar to the bunny character in my Blushing Bunny Bento. I provided a short how-to tutorial, so click the link if you want to make this little monkey at home. You just have to make sure that the 'pink half-moon shape' is longer, because it has to go round the whole face.

The yellow banana on top of his head is made out of omelet (egg sheet) if you're wondering. He's eating onigiri (which is actually a baran (food divider sheet) and he is also surrounded by a piece of green tea mochi, baked potatoes, a few pieces of blanched broccoli, a few pieces of strawberries, grapes, a flower omelet and 2 smoked ham/cucumber rolls.

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  1. Que cosas tan bonitas haces, son una delicia.


  2. This is just too cute and colorful! Hope that I can be as creative and talented as you in future! Great work! :D

  3. This is so so cute!! I have some beetroot powder in my cupboard, and the omelotte is a great idea. I really want to buy an appropriate container so i can try one of these for a picnic with my daughter :)

  4. I love the pink rice, it's so fun and cheery!! What an adorable expression is has, too :)

  5. I just love when you incorporate whole fresh fruit. So appetizing!

  6. Super cute as usual. Lots of fruits. Great bento!

  7. wow fantastic bento composition! ^^ you're very good at it! I'm sad I can't find pink rice in Italy mh :(

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    And this looks so yummy n filling..
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