“chicken” nuggets bento

21 10 2009

bento 23

lucky sundae’s adorable doggie bento inspired me to check out the neat bento character recipes provided on the ajinomoto webpage as part of an ongoing contest.

my bento is copied from this cute chicken bento, except i made mine with trader joe’s soy chicken nuggets.

the chickies’ beaks are yellow beet, eyes and feet are nori, combs are soy pepperoni. the chickies are sitting on rice, which is just one layer on top of a layer of shredded cheese, and beneath that a layer of refried black beans (all leftovers from veggie burritos the other night). the top veggie portion is purple broccoli with a cheese-and-sesame flower, yellow wax beans, “twist” cut yellow squash and cucumber, asparagus, two red grape tomatoes, and maki’s pickled radishes.

[as seen on epicute, micro krill, and lin loves]





hapa-style bento

1 10 2009

bento 11

won this cool box in a contest run by one of my flickr bento friends, hapa bento, and so decided to do a bento in her signature style. top left: fried rice with hand-cut nori flowers. top right: pear fan, kiwi slices, strawberry and blueberries. bottom left: sesame sauteed broccoli and yellow squash with sunburst-cut radish. bottom right: spicy korean tofu with nori and squash flower and scallions.