Bento # 166 – The Mermaid Bento

This is the bento I made for my submission to BentoandCo 2013 bento contest, unfortunately  and embarrassingly I did not make it even to the final which mean I have to sharpen my skills and try harder next year.

In compliance with contest theme of Pasta, the mermaid bento was made with 3 types of pasta, for the base was brown butter tagliatelle and then some aglio olio shell pasta and lastly wholemeal spaghetti for the mermaid’s hair.  Eby fry for the body and spam for the face and body.

Bento # 166 - Mermaid Bento

Bento # 166 – Mermaid Bento

Ganbateeee….. practice more for next year 😀

Bento # 165 – Porridge Bento (day2)

Day 2 of flu and another porridge with different ingredients for lunch.

By the way in the case if you wonder, I had the same stuff for dinner but I did not decorate or make them into bento 🙂

Bento # 165 - Porridge Bento (day2)

Bento # 165 – Porridge Bento (day2)

Today Bento have some sauteed mushroom and another bunch of spinach and quail egg,  some onion crisps and salted fish to enhance the taste.

Bento # 164 – Porridge Bento

Down with flu and comfort food is porridge but then flu and porridge won’t stop me from having fun with my food. So today I present you my very first bento made out of porridge.

I added steamed corn and spinach and soya sauce to decorate my plain porridge, also something looks like bear steamed cake (bought from nearby bakery) to beautify my bento.

Bento # 164 - Porridge Bento

Bento # 164 – Porridge Bento

Bento # 161 – Happy Sailing Day Bento

Initially I made this bento for participating in Bento&Co contest but after looking at the photo I felt it was rather lame and too simple and not meet up to the standard.  So I decided not to send it for participation and will try to make others.

Nevertheless I really like this bento,  A bunny happily sailing and enjoying  sunny day.

I use 2 type of pasta, the wholemeal spaghetti and the standard spaghetti  to create the wave/sea,  sausage for the boat and bunny bento pick.  A fried quail egg for happy sun and carrot for seagulls and fishes. And of course the Indonesia flag to represent the nationality of the bunny in the case she get lost in the sea.

Bento # 160 -Happy Sailing Day Bento

Bento # 161 – Happy Sailing Day Bento

But wait… what was that at the bottom of the sea? An ancient fish fossil? A sea monster lurking in the deep sea? Another Hollywood box office about monster attack?

Well I leave it to your imagination then 😀

Bento # 160 – Sharks Bento

My very first memory of shark  always link to the “Jaws” movie.  Sharks were evil and scary and  I remember as a child being scared of sea after watching the movie. And the the second most memorable  thing about shark was  “ Fish are friends, not food” (anyone remember this quote?) LOL….

Today bento featuring the predator of the sea made of sausages wrapped with nori and decorated with cheese placed on portion of brown butter tagliatelle. For side dish I have grilled chicken and few strawberries.

Bento # 160 - Sharks Bento

Bento # 160 – Sharks Bento

I try to cut the sharp teeth out of cheese but somehow they keep crumbling and falling when I try to stick them on the sausages so I gave up and let my sharks look solemn without the scary sharp teeth. Nevertheless I still think they look kind of intimidating.

Do you think kids will love to eat sharks bento?

Happy Tuesday all …

Bento course

It’s been a while since the last time I gave a bento course and last weekend I gave another batch for smaller group.

I am very proud of these ladies, for their dedication , one of them actually live outside Jakarta and she drove early in the morning to pick up her friend and then arrived punctually at my place, matter of fact they arrived earlier than the set schedule but that’s ok because  I always appreciate people whom value time and be punctual (better be early than late).

We spend a very productive 3 hours for breakfast bento made out of bread and lunch bento made of rice. Below please find the ladies  with their cute bentos.

From L to R (Ms. Lies, Ms. Reta, Ms. SL).


And of course the cute bento…


Good luck ladies… looking forward for more bentos for your children 🙂

More photos of each individual bento

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