Easy Panda Bento


I received a set of nori punches from CasaBento a few days ago. I had been wanting to have these punches for a long time, but they were always somehow out of stock. I guess these punches must be very popular.

Source: Casa Bento

These nori punches would save you plenty of time when you want to make a cute bento but you don't really have much time to spare.

I needed less than ten minutes to make the two panda onigiris. For each panda onigiri I used 1.5 tablespoons of steamed rice which I formed into an oval shape with a plastic wrap. The three mini puppies (?) are made out of mini mozzarella balls and I used a quail egg punch to decorate their faces.

I had creamy crab and cabbage salad, beef rendang, store-bought sambal goreng udang (Indonesian stir-fried shrimps with Petai beans/stinky beans), half-boiled egg, a piece of strawberry and three pieces of cute shaped pasta (teddy bear and heart).

Creamy Crab and Cabbage Salad
  • 50 grams shredded cabbage
  • 50 grams imitation crab, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tablespoons (whole grain) Dijon mustard

Mix everything together and serve! Very yummy :)!!

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  1. Pretty as always!!!Adorable!

  2. Uh, I would like to get some nori cutters too :-), I am tired of cutting all the nori by hand, it get stuck to my fingers and it is never so precise!
    Lovely bento!


  3. Super adorable CG!! Can I order bento for my kids? Kids will love you!!!! ;-)

  4. Oh my, how do you handle the tiny nori eyelashes from the punch in the middle?! Does it work with the tweezer?
    Hm... the box on the right has everything I like. Ohh... drooling...

  5. @ Mehblog - yes, I use tweezer, it does work :)! I love the box on the right too ^^.