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Crossroads buffet

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I got this crossroad sushi idea from one of Tz’s picture book. He’s only 3 , making food interesting and colorful will excite his apetite. This box took me a little longer in the morning to prepare, but my rice cooker with steaming function makes everything easier. I don’t use microwave and do not like to prepare food days in advance and freeze. But the result was worth it when he came back with the box almost empty.

roads: plain rice sushi

Pasta: cook with chicken stock n minced garlic

Pork nuggets: marinated the night before with ginger, mirin & good japanese shoyu , fried with potato & cake flour

mandarin oranges: marinated with sugar n lemon rind

cars: crab sticks with cheese and fish cake for wheels

Edamame, corn and prawn salad mixed with a little butter

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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