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Domokatsu Bento (498)

I’ve been having a pretty terrible week so far and I’m hoping that all of this crappy stuff is leading up to something nice happening. I’ve flung some cupcakes onto my oven coils (while they were still hot, so now I have cupcake coils) and knocked over a bottle of nail polish remover on my desk in the same hour. Later, I missed the trash can when I was throwing said ruined cupcakes away, which sent me into a mental flying rage. Driving home for 90 minutes also didn’t do anything to help me feel better.

I bought this set for myself for my birthday almost two months ago and I’m not really sure why it’s taken me so long to use such an infinitely awesome box.

Domokun Bento

The domokun came out a little wierd cause I wasn’t supposed to make his teeth so sharp and long. He looks mean! Anyway, the box is two layers and came with a matching furoshiki, a food divider, a elastic strap, and a pair of chopsticks that actually FITS in the box. This is pretty amazing as I have tons of two tier bento boxes with a place for chopsticks and I can count how many sets came with chopsticks to go into the cover on one hand. It’s very frustrating at times. I have a lot of Putifresh style chopsticks, but none of them actually fit into the box’s chopstick holders.

He’s made out of chicken katsu, which I cut with a knife to a domo shape. I used leftovers from the caprese flowers I made above him to do the mouth and teeth.

Domokatsu

My hoodlums are all over the house, so I didn’t have time to take a photo of them with this bento. For the caprese flowers, I cut three slices of fresh mozzarella, then cut it out with a veggie cutter and then cut out the middle with a fat straw. I cut the tops off of three cocktail tomatoes, sprinkled some freeze dried basil on top, then put the flower on top. I also cut the bottoms off to make the tomatoes shorter and to help them stand up nicely. It tasted pretty good, but there’s still no substitute for using fresh basil. I’m submitting this one for Debra’s May BOMB too.

In the other tier, I have garlic asparagus and more pieces of chicken katsu.

Don’t forget to enter to win a Little Red Riding Hood bento box! Today is the last day!

So close to Bento #500!

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  • Adri

    wow, that box is adorable, my husband would love it! Do you remember where you bought it from?

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Hi Adri, I found it on eBay!

  • http://bentobasket.blogspot.com/ Kuusou

    I don’t think Domokun looks as mean as you think he does! Great box…I would love to find one of those for my hubby.

    Hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      I guess I’m just used to my qees being really cute!

  • http://bentozen.wordpress.com gamene

    agreed, this box is pretty friggin awesome. love your cute domo (i think his teeth look just fine!) and the cool idea for caprese flowers. nice inaugural use of the box!

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Thanks Gamene! You know what’s dumb though, I forgot to use the chopsticks. lol

  • http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/ Jen @ Tiny Urban Kitchen

    I LOVE that bento box! And I love your little Domo-katsu too. He’s so cute. Did it come with that similarly themed cloth underneath? I gotta find myself one too!

    I made a Domo-hamburg awhile back . . .
    http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/2009/08/japanese-hamburger-domo-kun.html

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Haha! Good idea! The hardest part imo is the eyes. How the heck do you make them visible when he’s dark brown? :(

      • http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/ Jen @ Tiny Urban Kitchen

        Yah, no kidding! Seaweed is a good idea, though. I used fermented black beans, which really aren’t part of the typical Japanese hamburg!

  • http://www.kidsdreamwork.com KidsDreamWork

    This is really a cool bento box! I don’t feel the domokum looks mean at all, it is superb :D

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Haha, thanks!

  • http://susanyuen.wordpress.com/ susan

    LOL, love the Domo-katsu! Very clever! :)

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Thanks Susan!

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  • DriverB

    I *LOVE* this bento! Domokun is the best. :)

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      He is! You can see him sweating while eating a musubi on the box. lol

  • http://eula.wordpress.com eula

    loooove the domokun box. i need to get my brother one of those!

  • Juskarath

    lol, I don’t think he looks mean, and I love the new box.

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      The furoshiki is so awesome too, I love it!

  • http://happylittlebento.blogspot.com/ sheri

    Totally awesome box. Wonder why this is the only Domokun box in existence? Seems like a marketing gold mine!

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      You would think so, but this is the only one I’ve ever seen! There needs to be a box shaped like Domo!

  • http://anamericaninbento.blogspot.com/ Tammy/Kashmirkat

    LOVE the Domo bento set! Awesome :)

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Thanks Tammy!

  • http://notabrownbag.wordpress.com mils

    love it!! I love the fact that it came with such a cute furoshiki too of domo eating an onigiri :)

    Caprese flowers looks yummy too…

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Yeah, I totally love that furoshiki to death!

  • Courtney

    Aww I love Domo! He doesn’t look mean at all :) HEY I got my bento prizes today!! You sent everything that I wanted and needed!!! Thank you sooo sooo much :) My most favorite thing would have to be the animal cutters which I was crossing my fingers and toes for! Keep up the awesome bentos and I hope to see some more videos too :D Thank you sooo much again!! :D

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      I’m so glad you’re happy with what you got Courtney!

  • http://www.stickernutstamps.blogspot.com Lorna

    This little guy is so cute! And looks delish too. Where did you get the box?

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      eBay, Lorna! Just watch the auctions and I’m sure eventually another will pop up!

  • leslie

    I just received an email from “A.com”…. the pre-order “Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorables Lunches” is shipping a whole week earlier than expected! New estimated arrival date is around May 27th! That’s next week :-D I am soooo excited! Thought you would like to know..

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Thanks for telling me about that, Leslie! It’s nice that people got it so early!

  • Leslie

    I got so excited about the pre-order…. I forgot to tell you that I adore the Domo lunch box and lunch! The matching furoshiki is a really nice touch. I would never think of making a Domo out of tonkatsu! And I love the triple layer flowers, they really add dimension. I have a small pot of Oregano in my kitchen all year. It doesn’t grow as well as it should in the house because we keep our house cold, but I do get to use fresh leaves all winter! (Basil is my favorite herb, rosemary is second). My son and I are definite Domo fans. He loved the Hoodlums so much, he made me order some for us… he got a skeleton one! It is SO adorable.. we both also got an orange one and a brown one, and I bought a purple one that picked up a stowaway in the box with it – a brown flocked one on a straw that is holding a candy cane! He’s adorable. He wanted to call them the “Hoodlums squared” (to the 2nd power)… but changed his mind.. they are now called “The Domoqeeians.” Our 6″ vampire Domo is thrilled to have company, and some “little ones” to boss around! :-)

    • http://www.adventuresinbentomaking.com Pikko

      Hahaha, awesome! I really need to start taking photos of them again… I’ve been slacking.

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  • http://bento-adventures.blogspot.com/ Camille

    Oh My GOD!!!!! That is sooo cute!!! I just started making bento and created a blog. So far it only has one tutorial but I would love it if you could check it out and give me some feed back I love what you do and how cute you make everything. :D Thanks a lot, Camille

  • http://bento-adventures.blogspot.com/ Camille

    btw the blog is http://bento-adventures.blogspot.com/ thanks again

  • http://hangingbutterfly.blogspot.com Brighid

    I recently bought the same bento!! it’s sooooo cute

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  • http://cutsquash.com Justin

    Wow, that is amazing and also somewhat scary!

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