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Pineapple Chicken w/ No Face Bento

The title sounds kinda weird/gross no? Haha! Well I have done another みやざき (Miyazaki) themed bento for bentochallenge. It’s not terribly creative since it’s just nori and cheese cutouts, but I still wanted to do it as he’s another of my favorite characters from Spirited Away. When I think about it though, what character from Spirited Away couldn’t qualify as a favorite?? ^_^

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As you can see I’ve used my leftover blue rice from yesterday’s 100 bento to make my fried rice. In it I put some chopped up imitation crab, my carrot fishies, sliced kamaboko, my bell pepper corals all chopped up, and the okra sliced up. I cracked an egg into it, but that didn’t go so well. My egg curse continues. As I mentioned, I only ate the sushi and hot dogs yesterday and with this bento today I’ve used up almost everything that was left. There’s just a bit of rice left.

On the right I have some leftover pineapple chicken which was a new recipe my MIL tried last night from one of her friends. It tasted great! It’s very soft, has a teriyaki flavor with a slight sweet taste. There are chopped up green bell peppers as well as chunks of pineapple.

As I said, No Face is made out of nori and cheese. His face was quite a challenge to cut out, especially his eyes. I had to cut three versions of those before I got them right. Here is a closer picture of him:

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All this Miyazaki bento has made me want to watch the movie again. Unfortunately my DVD is damaged and the PS2 doesn’t read it anymore so I have to watch it on my computer, which I don’t like much. Though maybe it’ll be better now that I have a widescreen monitor!

I started up a Guestbook yesterday, so feel free to sign it! It’s on the right sidebar. I had a lot of wonderful comments yesterday both here and on Live Journal and I want to thank all of you for the lovely things you all said. It was definitely worth the work!

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  • ~amy~

    i agree with you about Spirited Away– all my favorite!! your No Face does him great justice, even if you hadn’t mentioned the movie it totally looks like him. how are you cutting so small and evenly free-hand?!?

  • Darqflame

    I checked out your guest book but was afraid to do anything as it asked me to decorate it! Just imagine me, as your decor guru, HAHAHA.

  • Pikko

    I couldn’t bring myself to eat No Face so he’s on my bento cover propped up on my desk watching me work. lol

    Darq, if you did, I’m sure it would be lime green and black!

  • Pikko

    Forgot to comment about the cutting. I use a small scissors to cut and when I need two pieces, I fold and cut so that I don’t have to worry about making them look the same.

  • Mer

    It really does look just like No face. Good job!

  • Pikko

    Thanks Mer!

  • omg when i saw this i thought it came with the meal lmao!!! nice work man looks like no face…which reminds me, i love that movie!!