Monday, February 02, 2009

Bento: My Second Attempt

My friend built me a new computer so in gratitude I made him a bento. AnnatheRed inspired my modest creations. Her blog goes into detail on how to make each component, though instead of cheese I stuck with white kamaboko.

I learned how to make the chickadees from her, as well as the makkurokurosuke (dust bunny), and the mini-totoro. Oh, and the big Totoro, too. =P

The chickens are mourning the loss of the poached egg. Underneath is a mound of oyakodon mixture.

AnnatheRed is an amazingly prolific blogger. She makes bento-making look easy, but believe me it'll suck your life away if you let it. These two boxes alone took 3 hours from start to finish. Totoro's mouth refused to cooperate, and the meatballs I cooked had mysterious slipped off the stove and onto the ground. By the end, I was deliriously gnawing on a sheet of roasted seaweed.

If I should ever make you a bento, consider yourself special.


In Other News:

Did anyone check out the going-out-of-business sale at Famima's WehHo branch?

My first attempt at a bento.
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Todd said...

Your bento boxes are too nice to ruin - I would feel bad about eating them!

Pirikara said...

Heheh true dat. Luckily I don't have to eat them. =P

EatTravelEat said...

Those bento boxes are SO pulchritudinous! One look and we all know you put a lot of effort in making it. They are simply too beautiful to eat; I would feel bad eating them!

Thanks for sharing your great work with all of us!

Erina said...

How cute is that~! Totoro~

Vegas and Food said...

How about making Hello Kitty bento next time?

Laura said...

I would eat that. Even though it meant I'd be eating Totoro. *sad face*

And a Famima closing sale in WeHo? I know what I'm doing tonight!

WeezerMonkey said...

OMG, these are beyond fantastic.