Little Bear and Puppy Hamburger Bento


Wow, today's bento has got no rice in it...;)!! I have actually made a hamburger bento in the past when I just started bentoing, it was my 4th bento. I do like eating hamburger, but I have to admit that I am more a rice and noodle person than a bread/sandwich person, that's why most of my bento boxes usually always feature either something with rice or noodles.

One big advantage of this type of bento (burger/sandwich) is that it's quite simple to make - I at least think that it's easier than moulding rice with plastic wrap to create a cute character. So if you're a real beginner in the bento arena, you should start with this type of bento.

For the little bear hamburger, I used cheese, nori and deli meat to create the facial features. A decorating tip or a fat straw would come in handy to cut out the circles. I cut out the nori for the eyes manually, but if you have a nori punch, it would be a great help!

The puppy hamburger is decorated with cheese and nori for the eyes, nose and eyebrows and tomato for the tounge. The pink cheeks are made out of deli meat and the ears are cheddar cheese.

I made the hamburger patties with a recipe which I created myself out of the blue. They tasted great though, so don't be scared to give this recipe a shot...!

Hamburger Patties
- makes 8 -10 patties
  • 500 grams ground beef/pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • Pepper and sugar to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Divide into portions and make into patties. Pan-fry until each side of the patties is golden brown.

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  1. Wow love these burgers Im sure kids would be happy with these, look so cute!!

  2. These are so cute! kids would love these.

  3. They are sooo pretty, It would just be fun to eat them even if you are not hungry!!

  4. Now that's a new way to show a hamburger :D

    Like the idea of oyster sauce in the patty - can't imagine what the tastes must be like. Thanks for the idea CG :)

  5. They look so cute! Fun way to eat hamburger (^.^)

  6. cut manually for the eyes... I can't seem to get away from my punchers. I do not yet confident enough to do free hand :) and I love the yellow cheese for their ears.

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  8. I have to say your bentos are some of the niceest, cutest, and colorful ones I've ever seen. They're very inspiring. Just wanted to let you know. :)

  9. Cheesy ears, lovely expressions, who could resist : )!

  10. CG, you make even hamburgers look funny and magical. I love this bento (probably one of the rare bentos I would be able to make ;-) )

  11. Hi CG,im no Japanese,but been crazy about bento...sad to say i havent try creating a single bento,coz it intimidates me...everything looks difficult,i would love to make bento for my hubbys lunch also someday,im an asian of course a rice eater inspired me a lot,good job,nice blog and keep it up!!!

  12. They are so cute...and I like your hamburger patties with oyster sauce and soy sauce...Asian style :-)
    Have a great week!

  13. Kyaaa!! They are so cute!
    Wished i have a little girl so i can make such bentos too.........(instead of the superheroes characters!)

  14. this is too cute! the burger buns are so suitable as face for the bears.

  15. This is just too cute for words. You would be the coolest Mom in the world if you served this to your kids :)

  16. This is so adorable! It will make you feel happy by just looking at it :)

  17. This is great! I love the creativity on it and it looks so delicious. I'm going to try it at home.