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CNY shisa bento

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Shisa & Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is nearing and I wanted do a festive theme for Tz lunch box today. With only an hour or so to prepare, came up with the idea of Shisa ( a lion-like symbol of Okinawa ) from the recent holiday I had in Okinawa as my main character. Didn’t manage to finish decorating the bento idea I had in mind but that’s how much I can do in 60 mins.

Rice: mixed with steamed shredded codfish, ham, cauliflower & tamago furikake

Shisa: baked pumpkin , ham, fish cake & nori for face; carrots & nori for beard

firecracker: japanese crab sticks & nori

Tz Mommy

Author: ongling

Hi, I have been making bento lunch boxes for my toddler son for a year. Its a challenge everyday to think of new bento ideas to excite him. The creations are endless and took a lot of trial and errors. But most importantly, his bento lunches must deliver 3 key goals: exciting presentation (eye appeal), exciting tastes (texture & ingredients) and exciting adventures (dare to try; food play). Recently, I started making my husband lunch bentos too for work after he got envious of seeing beautiful bentos prepared by Japanese wives on Japanese TV network. I am learning and picking up skills from many talented bento makers everyday to improve myself. Here are some of my creations I would like to share with you. Apart from bentos, there some travel stories and little things i enjoy doing related to food and culture in this blog. So enjoy and share your thoughts with me.

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