Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Croaker On Crack


It is just one of those days. When everything doesn't seem right. All you do turned out all wrong. 

I saw a tadpole-themed bento, and it was in my bento-theme-to-try list. (We caught some tadpoles back in spring; my daughter held some in her hands.) And since she has recently grown a liking to black olives (to make into the tadpoles), I thought it was the perfect time. I even went ahead and bought green olives to make into a frog. Sound perfect, right?

Well, some how the frog ended up looking like it was on crack (maybe when making the bento I was!), and the tadpoles looked a bit ghostly. What's more, my daughter made it clear that it was not a pretty bento this time >.<

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Look at him!! LOL!!
Got to be one of the weirdest (or ugliest) bento I have ever made.

Well, it is October after all ;D

Croaker is made of:
- Green olive
- Cucumber for the feet
- White kamaboko coloured with red food-safe marker and a bit of nori for the crazy eyes
- Pink kamaboko for the tongue

Tadpoles are made of:
- Black olive
- Nori tails
- Sesame seed eyes

Water lilies are made of:
- Cucumber
- Pink kamaboko and cheese for the lilies

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    1. Thank you Kendra. The camera makes it look better than it really is ;p

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  2. Where u get the pink?

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    1. The pink lilies? They are kamaboko, got it here in Tokyo.

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  3. It looks good and I think that my nephews would love it. I especially like how you put the grass around the outside.

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    1. Exactly, I think my nephews would love them too. I guess it wasn't a girly bento and that's why my daughter wasn't into it. Rarely use the grass baran, but today it served its purpose well :D

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    1. Thank you Kristie. You know what, I'm beginning to love it too ;D

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  5. I love the frog - it's very cute :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda, it think it was the red eyes that made it looked like it's stoned, LOL!

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  6. Very cute. It is fun definitely not a failure.

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    1. You think so? I had a hate-love feeling towards it, but now that you guys left such sweet comments, I'm leaning more towards love ;D

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  8. You perfectionist!!!(^-^) This is a beautiful bento! Lol at the title and post though, can't say I haven't felt this way regularly myself! But really there's a lot of care and love put into this meal, and that is what really matters most! You did a wonderful job!

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    1. Hahahahaha!! How can you tell that I am a perfectionist?!! (Just a little! LOL!) She did finish it, so that means something right.. :) I've decided not to make any bento today, need a day off. Do you have a day off, or just at weekends? Thanks for the love, Keisha!

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