Tuesday, 16 September 2014

International Dot Day

To celebrate International Dot day this Monday, I made dot themed bento for my kids. For the polkadot fish body, I shaped the rice by hand with Glad wrap. Same method for the fins, I used soy sauce to color it. And for the dot, I used the red part of crab fish. For details, I used crab fish and nori.

For the bacon and ham mini quiche, here is the recipe. I put crab stick and nori for the dot.

For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Polkadot fish
2. Broccoli with cheese on top
3. Corn on the cob
4. "Octopus" sausage (cheese, black sesame seed, nori)
5. "Rose" ham
6. Tamagoyaki
7. Gala apple
8. Rockmelon cuts for recess

For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Bacon and ham mini quiche
2. Corn on the cob
3. "Flower" sausage (with corn)
4. Tamagoyaki with salt and pepper
5. Kiwi fruit for recess

Bento tools I used for this post :


Yellow for Hello

Today's bento theme is color yellow. Since my little one is learning to read., I love to scoring the banana skin with easy word. And I ask him after school what I've written in the banana. He really enjoy that method and it makes learning process fun! This time, according this bento theme, I wrote yellow & hello :)

In the box :
1. Triangular ham & cheese sandwich
2. Corn on the cob
3. Scrambled egg
4. Banana for recess

NHK World : Bento - The Global Lunchbox Project

NHK WORLD was airing a special program : BENTO - The Global Lunchbox Project on Sunday, 14th Sep 2014. The show was about how bento as Japanese culture has spread all around the world. 

I feel so honoured to be able to participate in this project. It was a great experience, and it reminds me why I'm so passionate with bento. 

Here are some of the participants from around the world (Australia, Taiwan, Hongkong, USA, UK, and France). And picture in the middle is my bento creation.

Do you know which one I am ?

Yup, that's me :)

Here I showed some technique to make checker apple

And how to make sunflower from egg and sausage

Here is the end result. Since  September is the beginning of spring season in Australia, I named my creation : "Welcoming Spring Bento"

You may visit the website to check for some other participants, and share your bento creation as well...