Bento # 175 – Panda onigiri Bento

Yesterday was the first day of me going  back to gym for morning exercise after a very very long   (like forever) break. And as the result I slept like a baby and woke up this morning feeling energized (though my whole body was  bit sore).

Since I have  plenty of time I decided to make myself  bento for lunch.  Initially I plan to make something with the gym/exercise theme but nothing came out so I switch to something simple and easier, the classic panda onigiri.

Bento # 175 - Panda Bento

Bento # 175 – Panda Bento

I stuffed the panda with chopped BBQ roasted pork  (yesterday left over) and add few romaine lettuce and Chinese Xiang Chang sausage in the box and as a dessert/ afternoon snack I  pack piece of steam black glutinous rice cake with coconut.

Happy Monday all!

Wish you have a great week ahead.


Bento # 114 – Pretty Funky girl bento (Pretty Girl Series)

Another Pretty Girl series bento and today I am inspired to create a pretty funky girl bento.

I took the advantages of the colorful fussili pasta for her hair and add bento picks for hair accessories. For side dish : Boiled Chikuwa + beans and a small portion of sweet and sour chicken and a small portion of pasta salad.

Happy Friday all!

Bento # 114 – Funky Girl Bento

This is also my submission for #bentoparty friday 🙂

Fried Lotus Root with Pork

I’ve been trying to find other  way to cook Lotus root/Renkon on top of making them as chips, stir fry or soup and I found this yummy and interesting recipe from Nami from Justonecookbook.

The dish were simple and easy to make and yet yummy.

Below is the result of my version, the only difference from Nami original recipe was on the meat, running low on ground pork so I mix them with  some ground beef.

The fried lotus root without sauce

And this is the final result with the sauce… Yum…

Fried lotus root with pork

Please visit Justonecookbook  for the detail recipe and step by step photos.



Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Today dish is a stir fry Chinese Japanese version of pepper steak , recipe was adapted  from

I substitute the sliced beef with sliced pork bacon and omit the doubanjiang (don’t have this sauce in my stock) and below is the result.

Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Below please find the copy paste of the Original recipe from justonecookbook


    • 3 Tbsp. sesame oil
    • 1 russet potato, cut into strips, peeled and cut into strips
    • 1 green bell pepper, discarded seeds and cut into strips
    • Sea salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 pkg sliced beef (“Komagire” or “Shabu Shabu” from Japanese market, or flank steak and sirloin steak would work too), cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking sake
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. doubanjiang
  • ½ tsp. sugar


  1. In a wok, heat 1 ½ Tbsp. sesame oil over medium high heat. Stir fry potatoes first. When they are wilted, add green peppers and stir fry. Sprinkle salt and pepper. When they are cooked, transfer to a plate.
  2. In the same wok, add 1 ½ Tbsp. sesame oil and stir fry the meat.
  3. When the meat changed color, put the potatoes and green peppers back in the wok.
  4. Add seasonings and mix well to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately.

Bento # 63 – Back to School Bento

Bento # 63 – Back to School Bento

Been wanting to make the back to school  Bento since Monday because this week is the 1st week of children going back to school and I have many proud mum friends posted their children photo in their first uniform so I kind of encourage to cheer for the kids as well.

So before the week is over, I am using the last piece of my fried mantou, the pandan flavors and convert it into the school bus. Cut the bun  3 slices ,the thicker slice for the bus body, another thin slice for the window frame,  top part for the wheels and other decorations, then  decorated the bus with piggy and bunny food pick as passengers.

What’s in the box :

  • 1 fried mantou – pandan flavours
  • 1/2 slice of pork bak kwa (chinese pork jerky)
  • Milk and cheddar cheese for the alphabets
  • 2 fried stuffed tofu
  • 1 thin roll of egg tamagoyaki + parsley, cut into 3 pieces
  • A small portion of seaweed salad (bought from Korean minimart) – sprinkle with a dash of toasted sesame
  • Lettuce and cherry tomatoes

Happy Friday and wish all of you have a great weekend.



Bento # 60 – Chicks bento (version2)

Bento # 60 – Chicks bento

A late post of my yesterday Bento, another version of chicks Bento.

What’s in the box :

  • A portion of Vietnamese tomato rice
  • 3 Fried quail eggs – 2 for the chicks and 1 for the decoration (use small bento cutter to cut egg into flower shape )
  • Nori, cheese and ketchup  to decorate the cheese
  • 1 piece pork chop
  • 1/4 butter corn
  • tomato and cucumber