Monday, 31 August 2015

Panda Buns Bento

I've made many steamed buns lately, but this time I tried to create some cute ones! These panda buns look so adorable and the boys can't wait to gobble them up :)
I used my usual recipe but I coloured a bit with black food colouring for the panda's eyes, ears, and nose.

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Ham & cheese panda steamed bun
2. Tofu and sausage roulade (recipe here) with tomato ketchup
3. Corn on the cob
4. Carrot sticks
5. Kiwi fruit for recess

The similar lunch for my eldest son, but he had watermelon cuts for recess instead.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Wrap and Onigiri Bento

The boys had quite different lunches for today. My eldest son loves to eat rice so he had the onigiri bento lunch, while the youngest one chose to have wrap for his lunch. 
Although the boys don't really like tofu, I tried to incorporate tofu into the tofu and sausage roulade, and they don't mind at all!
Here I shared you the recipe :

Tofu and sausage Roulade

Ingredients :
300 gr white tofu
1 egg
100 gr prawn, minced
1 pcs carrot, grated
1 pcs spring onion, sliced
1/2 tsp chicken stock powder
1 tsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp pepper 
salt per taste
frankfurt sausage as needed

For frying :
1 egg, whisked 
Vegetable/ Canola oil as needed

Method :
1. Blend tofu until smooth, then mix with the other ingredients except the sausages. 
2. Take a little mixture and fry it. Then taste it. You can adjust the flavour as necessary.
3. Assemble the roulade using cling wrap, flatten the mixture as needed, then put the sausage on top, then roll the cling wrap and tighten both side.
4. Steam the roulade for around 20 minutes until cooked.
5. Set aside and let them cool in the fridge for a few hours.
6. Cut the roulade around 2 cm thick, dip in the egg mixture and fry until cooked.
7. Serve the roulade with tomato ketchup or sweet chili sauce

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Chicken wrap (with lettuce, grated carrot, roast chicken fillet, BBQ sauce, and cheese filling)
2. Fish cakes and tomato ketchup
3. Corn on the cob
4. Carrot sticks
5. Apple cuts for recess

And for my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Onigiri (decorated with nori and panda sticks)
2. Prawn tempura
3. Tofu and sausage roulades with tomato ketchup
4. Corn on the cob
5. Lettuce and carrot salad
6. Apple cuts for recess

Bento tool I used for this post :

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pretty Sambos Bento

I really love my corrugated knife. It makes ordinary foods look extraordinary. This time, I used it to cut the sandwich in triangular shapes. I really like how it turned out. I put lettuce, ham, cheese, and tomato filling in the sandwiches.

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Triangular sandwiches
2. Fish drumstick (recipe here)
3. Corn on the cob
4. Milk jelly with nata de coco
5. Rockmelon cuts for recess

My youngest son had the similar lunch as his brother, but he had apple cuts for recess instead.