bunny-eggs bento

31 03 2010

so easter’s not really my thing, but i couldn’t resist this very easter-ish combo of eggs (quail eggs, to be precise) and bunny ears (from this new pick set i first saw on akinoichigo-san’s blog; i don’t think they’re supposed to be bunny ears, but use your imagination!).  plus, these bunnies give me another chance to submit to hapa bento’s BOMB for this month!

these are super simple to make: just boil your quail eggs and peel (i find that using a sharp object to puncture the thick inner “skin” — in a place on the egg that won’t be seen, of course — really helps get the peeling started), and insert picks. i cut the noses with a straw from fish sausage, and punched the mouths with a face punch, and added sesame seeds for eyes.

the rest of this box has rice mixed with shiso powder and topped with peas (an idea from lucky sundae’s awesome blog), lettuce, a star-cut radish, kimchi mandoo and one edamame shumai, takuwan slices, clementine segments in a food cup, a few grape tomatoes, a few pea pods to fill in empty spaces, and some broccoli topped with fish sausage stars.

a close up of these bunnies, before they hippety-hop right into my mouth:

oh, and in case you’re wondering, these cute paper-covered kids’ chopsticks were another j-list score.  the picks came from ebay, and the flat-rate shipping from japan was actually quick compared to some other ebay sellers located there.


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31 03 2010
sheri

Cutest lil’ bunny eggs! I’m seeing double bunnies everywhere I look these days! Great bunny-bento-mania! Those picks are awesome too… I can foresee lots of design possibilities for them! Love the purple shiso rice!

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks sheri! i love when a bento theme trend gets going – kudos to debra for cementing that phenomena with BOMB. and yeah, the picks are cool, but i’m still trying to figure out what to do with most of them!

31 03 2010
Susan Yuen

I just picked up those picks too! I love the buns and how you used the picks for their ears- so clever! Gorgeous bento and the blue box shows off everything so beautifully.😀

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks susan! yay, i’m glad you got these picks! i so coveted them when i saw them on akinoichigo’s blog, and then lia got them too and i almost turned green with envy, haha! i got an extra set so that i could include them in a giveaway soon, since they are still a little hard to find.

31 03 2010
hapa bento

These buns remind me of a cartoon, but I can’t remember! Anyone? In any case they are super cute and I like the lavender (on my monitor) freckle rice too.

31 03 2010
gamene

i can’t think of which cartoon debra, but i’d love to know if anyone can remember! glad you like these bunnies (hope that means they qualify for BOMB inclusion)!

1 04 2010
KidsDreamWork

The picks look cute on the bunny! I like the colourful combination of your bento! So nice!

1 04 2010
gamene

thanks kidsdreamwork, especially for “playing along” with my pick use here!

1 04 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Mmmm, purple shiso rice! Such happy colors and details in this vibrant bunny bento, it just shimmers with “SPRING” energy!

1 04 2010
gamene

thanks jenn! i wanted to do candy colors on non-sweet foods, glad you like!

1 04 2010
mils

oh, oh I love those picks!! so cute!

Love the quail egg bunnies – proves that kawaii food does not require hours of slaving over!

1 04 2010
gamene

exactly! cute food should be easy (at least sometimes)!

1 04 2010
Asfora

so adorable! these look like they are related – I think it’s daddy bunny and his son! Love the pink pick ears!

1 04 2010
gamene

thanks asfora! yeah, when i saw that the one egg was so much bigger than the other, i was gonna make the faces different, but then i got lazy… glad you got the drift anyway🙂

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2 04 2010
ingrid

How did I miss these cuties? They look adorable and in perfect harmony with the purple rice they sit on. I love how you all make those lovely nori faces. I really should buy myself some of these face cutters. Great bento, Megan.

4 04 2010
gamene

thanks ingrid – the face cutter i end up using the most is this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Paper-Craft-Punch-Hand-Foot-Smiley-Face-Stamp-Set-3_W0QQitemZ330418661571QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4cee7ca8c3#ht_731wt_1146 (being sold with 2 other punches, but keep your eye on ebay because it’s often sold on its own) — if you are going to invest in just one punch, i find this one to be the handiest!

4 04 2010
oneordinaryday

Just adorable.

4 04 2010
gamene

thanks for your comment and for visiting, oneordinaryday!

4 04 2010
BNDQ8

super adorable…love it!!🙂 btw Happy Easter🙂

6 04 2010
sushi stu

very seasonal!

6 04 2010
gamene

thanks sushi stu!

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