After making several rice onigiri bento, now it’s time to do a different type of bento. In bento mooks collection I have, they usually categorize the bento into four category; onigiri bento, sushi bento, noodle/pasta bento, and bread bento. I’ve made a few bread bento in my breakfast bento category, I never made sushi before so I have to practice around a little bit before attempted doing any sushi bento, so it’s a noodle/pasta bento time.
I really wanted to make a colorful bowtie pasta bento since they looked very cute in those bento mooks but I’d never seen those kind of pasta anywhere and I don’t really want to import those. The usual pasta that available around in most supermarkets are spaghetti, macaroni, fusilli, and lasagna, but they only available in one color, the usual yellow one.
We have regular stock of spaghetti and macaroni in our kitchen since my wife often cooked macaroni for our son while I often use spaghetti served with fish and fruits salad. We only had a little bit of macaroni and maybe my wife wanted to use them so I used the spaghetti with meat and tomato sauce.
I separate the meat sauce and the spaghetti with loads of lettuce to prevent the leak. There’s lots of open space around spaghetti area, so I added some carrot flowers with outer peas skin for the leaf and stalk. I don’t have flower mold so I used the knife.
For the other box pair, which separated in two container, I put some fruits cocktail with very tasty chocolate and mango pudding my wife made yesterday. The pudding was cast with rilakuma mold.
Finally, the octopus bento, my my their looked ugly indeed. I need to practice more with this sausage art, between boiling and cooking, the initial cutting, choosing the right sausage brands, among other thing. Hope next time I can find a good combination of those and make a good looking sausage ^_^