pikachu curry bento

19 09 2010

we had a bit of a trying weekend with a jewish holiday that involves fasting (NOT my favorite!) and a sick puppy, so just a quick and easy dinner tonight, so that we can relax on the couch tonight watching the motoGP aragon race that we DVR’d.

golden curry to the rescue!  ours has red potatoes, spanish onions, button mushrooms, carrot chunks, and cubed tofu.  i layered some in a box with some leftover brown-and-white rice (mixed with a bit of furikake), and added a piece of corn, some steamed broccolini, one grape tomato with a leaf pick, a carrot star, and two chicken nuggets (i love something breaded with my curry!).

i realized recently that in all my bentos (more than 200 over the past year), i have never done a pikachu, despite having seen so many lovely examples — for example by shoppingmum and akinoichigo.   so for decoration, i tried a simple pikachu face cut from cheese, with nori-and-cheese eyes, nori nose, mouth and ear tips, and vegetarian ham cheeks and tongue.  a lady apple on the side, and we’re good to go — hope you all have an easy start to your work week!


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19 09 2010
sheri

Pika pika! So cute megan! Sometimes it is nice to get back to the routine. Hope Ruby feels better soon. Now go chill!

19 09 2010
gamene

thanks sheri! phew, it *was* nice to take a load off; just finished the rice, and the curry’s still happy in my belly. thanks for the well wishes to ruby — hope you guys had a nice (and healthy!) weekend🙂

19 09 2010
Lisa

Pikachu wasn’t my kids favorite (Charizard! Why do I remember this???) but I always thought he was the cutest. Well, him or Jigglypuff😉

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks lisa! i missed out on this cutie when i was a kid, so i’m catching up now!

20 09 2010
Lia Chen

Great job for the Pikachu! So cute in your super yummy bento … Wish you a great start for another new week! Almost end of Septembers, time really flies🙂

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks lia! yes, time does fly — can’t believe it’s almost time to start thinking about halloween bento, haha!

20 09 2010
Susan Yuen

Gorgeous bento and cute pikachu!!!🙂 I hope your puppy gets better soon.

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks susan! 😀

20 09 2010
tatabonita

This happy pikachu brings smiles to everyone looking at it and hope your puppy get better soon😀. Btw, I’m little bit disappointed with the result of motoGP Aragon race. Have no idea what’s going on with my J *heehee*, do I need to make him another bento as a support?😀

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks ta! yes, we need another jorge bento — if you do another, i will do a dani bento! it was such an exciting race, wasn’t expecting a double-ducati podium like that!

20 09 2010
mils

Aww hope the puppy gets better. The star looks amazing by the way, so clean cut! Pikachu looks great – perfectly coloured cheese🙂

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks mils! the star was cut with a metal cutter, a gift from a bento pal from way back when i first started making bento… so an oldie, but a goodie🙂

20 09 2010
LExi

So cute, gamene! Love Pikachu and the curry sounds delish. Hope the puppy is improved🙂

20 09 2010
gamene

thanks lexi! the curry was great reheated at work, and hopefully ruby will be feeling better when i get home (fingers crossed)!

20 09 2010
Mrs. P

what a cute pikachu!! So you actually put the curry on the bottom then put the rice on top? Is there any reason you put it like that? Golden curry is my favorite too. One box though is too much for me and my little one so I usually cut it up in half. I like to make the curry in with udon for my leftovers too. If the curry stains the bottom of your bento box, do a quick spray of pam. It’s sooo much easier to wash off! =)

20 09 2010
gamene

i like the curry with the rice on top simply because it’s a better “canvas” for a character design! we only use 1/2 a box of golden curry, too; that’s plenty for just 2 people. thanks so much for your comment and PAM tip!

24 09 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

hope Ruby’s all better now, I’ve fallen in love with her from the adorable portraits on flickr! Cuuute bento, I always enjoy how sprightly and radiant your fruits and veggies look🙂

24 09 2010
gamene

thanks so much jenn! ruby is still on antibiotics but her mood and energy are *much* improved!😀

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