I wanted to do a simpler bento for today, no piggy quail or cut animal sausages, with very little decoration on it. I found this simple but very nice way to prepare ham and lettuce that perfect for bento.
I just need to put the lettuce on top of ham and rolled them over, and cut them into 3 parts, very practical. I prepared chicken karaage also for this meal with a pair of yellow quail from the fridge, I prepared lots of them for making several animal shapes but found not enough time do to that :(
I still have unused rice mold from my bento equipment, so I used the flower shape mold to make the onigiri, added circle shape carrot for small detail.
I also realized that when making 2 bento box, I tend to concentrate my effort on one box (usually the main meal) and left completely blank idea on what to do for the other box. It also happened this time. I didn’t have any ‘clever’ idea for the vegetables, so I just cooked, cut, and then arranged them just to fill the box.
Luckily I have this very nice kiwi/fruit V-cutter. This is a very handy tool to have for decorating food, very easy to use and you’ll get the result quickly. If your friend don’t know that’s a tool to do that, I’m sure they will amaze when you show them those cut kiwi ;)