Monday, February 4, 2013

My Super Star

The other night, my daughter drew some stars (including a shooting star), the moon and a spaceship, coloured them, cut them out, then stuck them all on the glass door. She said she made the night sky for me. So I made this for her in return. 


Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Official

So we are leaving Japan for good in a couple of months and going back to Brunei. Our stuff will be shipped via sea freight, and I want to pack bit by bit starting now so that I don't get frustrated later on. Guess what were the first things that I decided to pack last Sunday? All my bento boxes, tools and stuff. Therefore, my sabbatical is hereby official. From making charaben, at least. I predict I may not be able to completely stop myself, and will need to vent out some creativity every now and then, so hopefully I'll have the time to do simple food art, MTMs and as such.

I've been looking for natural food colouring in liquid form and finally found them at a new store in Lalaport Toyosu. Bringing them back for my bento adventures in Brunei.
Speaking of food art, check out Ida Frosk who makes super adorable, healthy breakfast. Inspiration!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hop Hop Hop!

250113 Bunny boy idea is copied from a bento book
This bento consists of:
- Bunny Boy made from rice, a little bit of soya sauce, furikake, cheese, nori, and fried spaghetti stick.
- Beef rendang.
- Yellow cauliflower, mini tomatoes, and grapes.
- Carrot-shaped shiratama deco.
- Sago powder mixed with some Milo chocolate drink powder for the dirt.

P/S: This may or may not be my last bento for the time being. I predict I may need to go on a hiatus, as I need to start packing. Yes, packing. We are leaving Japan in a couple of months. Yes, we are leaving.  My bento stuff will be shipped via sea freight, so I may not get hold of them until after the middle of the year. Yes, I am sad. Please pray for their safe arrival.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Panda Invasion

I went on a small shopping spree last weekend, and it happens that all the things I bought share a panda theme. 

Cookie cutter (980Y) & sandwich maker (1260Y) were from Tokyu Hands and the Shiratama Dessert book (1200Y) was from Kinokuniya
I made the panda mochi using the same shiratamako (glutinous rice flour) I used in yesterday's Hanami Dango bento. I also found the pagoda cauliflower during our weekend outing; it is the first time we have ever tried it and I have to say it is delicious! It tastes exactly like normal cauliflower, but sweeter. Yum!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hanami Dango Mochi

One of the most popular Japanese dessert which we see all the time sold in the stores here is Hanami Dango Mochi. They are made from glutinous rice flour and is only very slightly sweetened. I bought a packet of the glutinous rice flour for the first time yesterday, and made mini-sized Hanami Dango Mochi. I think my daughter ate 6 sticks of them.

Shiratamako (Glutinous rice flour)

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Birthday Cake Pooh You

Here's a joke:

A little boy goes up to his dad and says: "Dad, where does poo come from?" 

Dad explains that food enters the mouth and passes down the oesophagus to the stomach. There are digestive enzymes that induce a probiotic reaction in the alimentary canal to extract protein before the waste products descend via the colon and rectum to emerge as "poo." 

"Crikey!" says the little boy, "Where does Tigger come from then?"

180113 A birthday cake bento in honour of A.A. Milne's birthday today

Thank you for the cutest, hungriest, yellow bear ever!

While I was making the bento...

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