July is another important month to me because I have 2 family member (Mum and younger brother) and a very good old friend (Dugia) celebrating their birthday. So before the month is over, here is the birthday bento to celebrate their joyful day…
As usual in Chinese tradition, a noodle represent a long life and one should have noodle in her/his birthday. I remember when I was young, mum always prepare red egg (hard boiled egg dyed with red color) so it’s my turn to prepare the egg for her though they were not dyed into red color, instead I turn them into three busy bee (should dye them to yellow but I don’t have any natural ingredients available) to represent the birthday fellow being happily and actively flying in the garden of joy.
I also have a big 2 level birthday cake for them to share, and each person got their own birthday gift.
In summary on what’s in the box :
- A portion of egg and vegetable fried noodle decorated with quail eggs and baby corn
- 3 quail eggs+ nori + slices almond for the bee’s wings
- 2 piece of pancake stacked and decorated with strawberry and pocky
- Strawberry and Dragon fruit decorated with cheese -> birthday presents
Happy Birthday to you… happy birthday to you… Happy birthday Happy birthday…Happy birthday to you…