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Easter Bunny Trio Bento

In case you hadn’t guessed by now, I’m frantically using up some quail eggs I had forgotten about in the fridge. The last time I was at Marukai, I bought two packs, intending to use them in a lot of different lunches. In the end, things just didn’t work out. I’ve got just a couple more left, which should be enough for just one more bento, though I don’t know what theme it’ll be yet.

Yesterday I made a trio of Easter bunnies, one blue, one yellow, and one pink. They all have cheese ears and eyes, along with fish sausage noses. Let me introduce you to them before they go into my lunch!

Easter Bunny Eggs

They’re all smiley and happy. Pink bunny is leaning in for a nice pose. I ended up taking the smiles off as they didn’t quite look right with the mouth once I added the whiskers, which is little pieces of raw somen noodle. And yes, I realize they look like mice. 🙁 Easter Mice Bento?

Easter Bunnies Bento

I had a really hard time with lighting yesterday. I’ve been trying to take pictures on the dining room table since there’s more room, but it’s really just not working out. I’m ashamed of this photo, but I had no better one of the full lunch. ;(

Easter Bunnies Bento

The trio from another angle. They’re in a patch of purple kale and snuggled against some leftover mochiko chicken and hapa rice. In the side container I have three types of pickles: takuan, kappa zuke, and eggplant pickles. I added one small garden strawberry for some red.

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  • Don’t be so hard on yourself! The pics are great. And I love the three different bunnies. How do you dye your quail eggs? I dyed some this morning and it really did not work out the way I wanted. The pink and blue are so vibrant!

  • I used a couple drops of red, blue, and yellow food coloring in about a half cup of water. What did you use?

  • Laiferr

    They remind me of the little bunny spirit things from Totoro! Very cute.

  • I love using quail eggs too for my bento. I love your colourful Easter bunny eggs, they look very friendly :)!

  • Oh good lord, no wonder mine looked like an olive. I used like 17 drops of food coloring. Guess I need a lighter touch. LOL!

  • Hahaha, too funny!!! 🙂 🙂

  • Thanks Laiferr!

  • Thank you!

  • Don’t feel bad, I tried making a hello kitty for my blog, then it turned into a bear and then finally a rabbit. And the flower didn’t turn out as good looking as I thought either…

    But I guess it just depends on if it tastes good at the end of the day (beginning of lunch?).

  • I like the easter mice! So cute.

    Inspired by one of your Bento, I did this..
    http://liltummyyummies.blogspot.com/2011/04/38-easter-soba.html