a pretty quick and simple one tonight, since dinner was leftover bibimbap and for tomorrow’s lunch i had to make do with the extra rice and some stuff from my freezer bento stash.
my ladybug is an ume pressed into the rice and decorated with nori. the ladybug is headed for a big carrot blossom, and the non-rice section of the box has a tamagoyaki slice, an edamame shumai, some sliced vegetarian chicken nugget, a tiny orange pepper, pea pods, kiwi slices and half a strawberry. i had some ladybug paper, so i used that as a background to compliment my ume ladybug.
i used a sesame leaf as a natural baran, laying it in the box, pressing my rice in, and then folding the edge of the leaf back over the rice. don’t forget to enter your natural baran ideas into hapa bento’s BOMB (best of the month bento) comment thread!
[as seen on MSN japan]