Bento # 174 – Doraemon Bento

This is my second attempt making bento with Doraemon theme.

Same as my previous Doraemon I use meat patty for Doraemon’s face then decorate it with cheese, nori. And yes I have to insert Doraemon in between my bread before I eat it.

Chomp…chomp…chomp…

Bento # 174 - Doraemon Bento

Bento # 174 – Doraemon Bento

 

Bento # 174 - Doraemon Bento2

Sharing Doraemon decorative roll cake that I baked last week and yes I draw  Doraemon in piece of paper as reference before I draw it on my cake.

Doraemon roll

Happy Friday all…

Wish you have a great weekend ahead.

 

 

 

Bento # 172 – Bunny and Teddy Bento

Yesterday I  received  bunch of baso goreng (Indonesian name for Indonesian version of fried meat ball which combine chicken , prawn and corn/tapioca flour and other seasoning) from my BFF’s mum.

Yes my friend Ms. K ‘s mum is famous for her delicious baso goreng and I am so delighted when she told me that her mum’s is making them and I got my share too. I decided to convert some  into bento before I really finish all those yummy baso (which in the process of bento making I already devoured about 5 pieces) 😀

Tada… I  present you Bunny and Teddy which were made of Baso goreng.

Bento # 172 - Bunny and Teddy Bento

Bento # 172 – Bunny and Teddy Bento

Cut the baso into 2 for bunny’s and teddy’s face and some more for the ears then decorated them with cheese.

For the side dish I have bunch of veggies, a piece of steamed chicken breast, mum’s famous stew egg and some blanched carrots cut into flower shape and ebi shape.

Also some Japanese purple sweet potato cake and berries for dessert.

Happy Monday All!

Bento # 171 – Little mice bento

A rather gloomy Tuesday and I decided to turn my lunch into bento despite the lack of ingredients. Situation  like this  remind me to make a good use of many of my new and un-used bento tools/accesories.

Bento # 171 - Little Mice bento

Bento # 171 – Little Mice bento

Today lunch consist of 2 rice balls decorated with cheese and nori and bento picks for the hats, few pieces of the freshly baked blueberry almond cake decorated with bento picks (music notes) , a portion of mushroom stir fry and few pieces of fried chicken wings.

Separately I pack a set of similar bento for my friend too Ms. HH, she is a big fan of mushroom and I hope the lunch can cheer up her up.

Happy Tuesday all.

Bento # 170 – Animal Paw Bento

Today I spent my morning considering  whether I should busy myself doing baking or making bento and finally I decided to make some bento since it’s been ages since the last time I made one.  However I kind of running out of idea and stock of food, now a day my fridge consist mostly fruits, fresh cream, butter and other baking ingredients.

So upon ransacking the fridge I still have few leftover dishes from last night dinner, a quarter  of roasted duck,  small portion of fried rice and white steam rice.  So I simply reheat the whole things and place the rice into my cute baking mold and voila,  animal paw bento for lunch. Running out of green veggis so I take the short cut by adding some silicon baran for nicer color 😉

Bento # 170 - Animal Paw Bento

Bento # 170 – Animal Paw Bento

This bento was inspired by my last week baking on marble butter cake where I got to use my new and cute silicon mold.

Basic marble6

Happy Thursday all.Cheers.

Bento # 169 – White Owl Bento

Yes, despite the sudden crush on baking I still remember the old love for bento. So few days without bento today I made a simple tomato fried rice bento with pork chop for myself. The white owl was made of fish ball while the tree were pork chop slices and cucumber for the leaves.

Bento # 169 - White Owl  Bento

Happy Monday all 🙂

Bento # 167 – Koalas Bento

Dear friends, thank you so much for you kind wishes when I was down with flu last week, I am fully recovered and back to the kitchen and my bento making.

Today bento is Koalas made of mum’s famous stew egg which she pack for me for my stash.

My mum said that she regretted for having the patience to learn and  hence not able to replicate my grandma’s famous stew egg (mum told me grandma always spend hours, cooking and  stirring those eggs in black bean  sauce, using charcoal stove to ensure the flavor and seasoning slowly penetrate the dish). I do not have any memory of my grandma’s stew egg because she passed away when I was 7 years old hence mum’s version is still my fave. I cut the egg into thinner slices to make the ears, head and body and place the stew sauce at the bottom of the rice  (I always love the sauce). The 3 pieces of corn and prawn fritters was also from mum 🙂

Bento # 167 - Koalas Bento

Bento # 167 – Koalas Bento

Happy Monday All!

 

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 #157 – Easter Bunnies Bento

A late post of my Easter Bento, created and eaten on Mar 30, 2013 🙂

I’ve been planning to make at least one Easter theme bento since my last post on Doraemon bento and was a bit distracted with too many ideas scattered in my mind.  So last week ago when I received a surprise gift  of pair of very cute wooden set rabbit as well as a lovely spring theme cooking apron from Ms. Tiek, I decided to use the image of the rabbits as my bento.

The rabbits were made of fried rice decorated with carrot and nori and  together with it I add one sunny side up as some bitternut crackers.

Bento #157 - Easter Bunnies Bento

Bento #157 – Easter Bunnies Bento

Happy Belated Easter all…

Economical Fried Bee Hoon

Fried bee-hoon or vermicelli is something common in Asia , you can easily order a plate of stir fry vermicelli with veggie or with beef, seafood and more. In Indonesia bihun goreng is also a popular dish which can be easily found in many local eating place , from street seller  to family restaurant. Most of the time the bee-hoon are sold as plate of stir fry dish  at standard price of IDR  10,000 street price  up to  25,000 per plate (depending on  type of seller as well as the stir fry ingredients) or as part of  economical rice package where the bee-hoon is stir fry with cabbage or some greens only without any meat nor egg with it.

I called today fried bee-hoon as economical bee-hoon because it was the name that I noted at the seller signage in one of the food court in Singapore  mall . Yes they are the plain stir fry version with some cabbage and soya sauce only without any other ingredients . For the decent amount and the very affordable price  at SGD 1.5 / portion (but that was about few years ago by now probably the price is already increase), it was really economical. I bought a pack for my supper back at hotel and they taste good 🙂

Below please my economical bee-hoon ala RCC.

Economical Bihun Goreng

I use the glutten free bee hon by Thai Manufacturer (Mama brand) , a pack of total 400 gr dried bee-hoon contain 8 portion of each 50 gr, purchased price at IDR 16,500 (approx. USD 1.7). Initially I only soak about 100 gr of them and upon seeing the amount I decided to add another 50 gr (which was a mistake) and resulted to such big plate.

The other ingredient is use is with  small size  organic cabbage,  purchased at IDR 6,800 (approx. USD .70) and I only use 1/3 of the cabbage for my stir fry. Well adding up the whole cost plus some seasoning (soya sauce, sesame oil, some oyster sauce, sweet soya sauce, mushroom bouillon)  it was economical indeed because I can keep this  portion for one day meal,  lunch and probably dinner 🙂

 

 

Bento # 153 – Hinamatsuri Bento

Hinamatsuri or known as Girl’s Day is approaching and I almost forgot about this special day if not because Miss. Shirley of  Little Miss Onigiri posting about her special Hinamatsuri bento course in Singapore.

Thanks Shirley  for the indirect reminder 🙂 And if you are living in Singapore and interested to learn about bento, you can check the information here at her blog

During Hinamatsuri which also known as The Japanese Doll Festival held on March 3rd, family with daughter will display the  set of Japanese dolls  on stacks of platform. There are rules in the setting of the dolls, the top platform is for the emperor and empress and followed by 3 court ladies on the second platform and then  5 musician on the third platform. On the forth platform they will be 2 minister (left and right minister) and then 3 samurai on the fifth platform. The last 2 platform (fifth and sixth) will be displaying assorted miniatures of the palace furniture.

I do not have enough skill nor patience to create  all the characters so I decided to go for the Emperor and Empress only for my bento.

Below I present you my Hinamatsuri lunch bento featuring the emperor and empress, their face were from ham decorated with Nori, while their Kimono were from egg sheet.

Bento # 153 - Hinamatsuri Bento

Bento # 153 – Hinamatsuri Bento

I use higher temperature to get some brownish texture on the egg  for the emperor ‘s robe and I add some corn pepper to get some red motif for the empress’s kimono. In case if you wonder, the bottom part as background was fried rice 🙂

Happy Girl’s Day all …