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Easter Somen Salad Bento

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Bento Hoodlums, Charaben, Easter, Fish, Japanese, Kids, Videos | 25 comments

Similar to the bird’s nest bento I made in January, this nest is filled with tiny decorated quail eggs. Watch a video showing how I make a somen salad Easter themed!

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Tamagoyaki Chicks Bento

Posted by on Mar 25, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Bento Hoodlums, Charaben, Easter, Shrimp | 16 comments

To keep the Easter bento theme going, I bust out an “old” but unused tamagoyaki mold that helped me shape my slices of omelet into cute little chicks!

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Rooster Bento

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Bento Hoodlums, Easter, Shrimp | 14 comments

I have one more spring themed charaben to make from the Piece Talk templates of an old Scrapbooks Etc. magazine and cock-a-doodle-doo, it’s a rooster bento!

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Locke Spaghetti – LOST Bento #8

Posted by on Mar 23, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Bento Hoodlums, Italian, LOST Bentos, Pasta | 10 comments

It’s Tuesday and therefore time for another LOST bento. This time I’ve chosen to take my scissors and carve out the likeness of John Locke. Or is it Flocke??

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Introducing the Bento Hoodlums

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 in Bento Hoodlums | 19 comments

With the original Pikko coming to an end, I console myself with the arrival of some new toys: The Bento Hoodlums! Meet Kamaboko, Tonkatsu, and Wasabi!

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Easter Bunny Bento Videos

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Easter, How-To, Kids, Videos | 42 comments

Watch my first bento tutorial videos as I show you how to make a cute Easter Bunny charaben and then show how I make the lunch. Feedback wanted!

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Shamrock Bento

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010 in Bento, St. Patrick's Day, Vegetarian | 15 comments

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and therefore it’s time to celebrate with a green bento! Read how I made these simple green shamrocks out of cheese and food coloring!

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Kwon Musubis (LOST Bento #7)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in 2010 Bentos, Blog, Charaben, LOST Bentos, Pop Culture, Vegetarian | 18 comments

With my appetite still not back, I decided to top my meager two musubi lunch with the Kwons, Jin and Sun. Here’s hoping that they get reunited on the show soon!

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Spring Bento Contest Winner

Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in Contests, Winners | 7 comments

Find out who won my Spring Bento Contest. A total of 122 entries were received and I picked a random winner from the bunch to award the bento prizes to…

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Three Chicks Stew Bento

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Charaben, Easter, Kids | 13 comments

With little sleep to run on, this quick stew bento can still be made into a cute charaben with a slice of cheese, some carrot coins, and parsley. Quick and easy!

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