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Miss Domo Bento

I forgot to mention yesterday that before I packed up Miss Hello Kitty, I showed her to Baby Girl. Her face lit up with a smile, which is promising. With Spring Break coming up soon and home lunch being needed, maybe Hello Kitty can coax bentos back into her heart.

I’ve been really girly girl this week, posting princesses and little girls in kimonos and Hello Kitty. Now it’s time to put some bite back into my blog and who better to do that with than Domokun? I still managed to stick with a girl theme though…

Miss Domokun Bento

If you don’t know who Domokun is, ‘he’ is traditionally brown and is the mascot for a TV station in Japan. Last year I found out that there are pink Domo dolls available and so I’ve been looking for one. I found them on Amazon, but they were sadly all sold out.

This bento was pretty easy to make. I cooked the rice last night to save time and started off my morning frying pork chops I’d had marinating in my aunty’s Teri-Q sauce. I sliced them up and let them cool. I mixed rice with hanaosushi no moto and then shaped the body and arms (separately) with saran wrap. I lined the box with lettuce, put Miss Domo’s body in, then added pork slices. There are pieces of pork propping her head and right arm up. I let Baby Girl taste some of the rice and she said she liked the flavor, also promising.

Miss Domo

Tucked into the top left area are some cucumber pickles in a paper cup. On the lower left is a boiled quail egg and sliced takuan. I ran out of white cheese and forgot to buy more, so luckily I still had the block of Monterey that I used for my LOST bento earlier this week. I used a charaben cutter to make the teeth and painted the bottom cheese slice with red food coloring.

It was pretty hard to slice thin, so when I put her mouth on, I used the end of a Yogurtland spoon to make an indentation in the middle, that way her mouth would be level with the onigiri. The bad news is it shifted the rice all over, so she doesn’t look as smooth. I cut her eyes from nori with a scissors. I had leftover carrot and potato slices from yesterday, so I used those to make some flowers.

So do you think she’ll bite me when I try to eat her? ^_^

Box 014

Here’s Box 014 in my Docubentory. I think I’ve only used this one once…

Box 015

This should be the last of my green boxes for a bit. I need to sell off a couple of these as the shapes and colors are exactly the same, just with different designs. I’ve now wised up and realized that only the bottom really matters when it comes to getting different boxes. I feel quite silly having so many same shape, same color boxes…

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  • That last bit about selling off your duplicate bento boxes definitely got my attention.

  • Aimee S.

    Pristine and perfect, as usual!

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  • Sooo cool, I love its teeth! I love monsters! My 2 little sons are into monsters too! This is an awesome idea for next weeks lunches – will have to try it, thanks! My baby will be 1 on 1st March, also want to do a cake for him. Thinking that might be a monster or a robot… We’ll have to see!

  • kopiikat

    I bought a pink Domo for my friend at Barnes and Noble last year before Valentine’s Day. It was adorable, just like your bento. 😀

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  • i LOVE domokun, but i have never seen a pink one before – “she” rules! you gotta bite her before she bites you!

  • How cute! I love pink Domo! So did she try to bite you back? lol

  • pink domo!! i love!! om nom nom.

  • Wicked cool! 😀

    I need to see if I can get some food colouring in the store, it’s more fun with coloured onigiri’s for an example, than just plain white ones 😀

  • Leslie

    I love Domo! Miss Domo is beautiful! A really great idea to make her pink.. I haven’t seen the pink ones anywhere 🙁 My Dracula Domo would love to sink his teeth into her neck! lol

  • Lu

    This may be silly but how did you make Domo pink. That is so darn cute. Any other colors you can make?

  • Aw… Miss Domo Kun is so cute… I never knew there was a pink version and I live in Japan. I’m glad Baby Girl is coming around.

  • I will definitely post when I have my box garage sale!

  • Thanks Aimee. <3

  • I hope your baby had a great first birthday!

  • I really need to get myself some of these holiday Domos!!

  • Yeah, I really really have to remember next Valentine’s Day to go to Borders for one! 🙁

  • She totally almost killed my chopsticks, it was scary. D:

  • With the powder, she tasted great! Hehehe!

  • I agree, especially pink! Though, since rice is white, you usually have to add more coloring than you think.

  • I hadn’t even heard of the Dracula Domo until last week. So freaking cool! lol

  • I add pink vinegar powder to the rice, which flavors it with ume. So far pink is the only color I’ve seen.

  • I envy you. All that bento shopping to be done… If I ever go, boy am I in trouble.

  • Hm, true that. I’ve tried to make red glazing before, and no matter how much red dye I put in, it just turns a hot pink 😛