Little thrills, little trips, little ideas

Petite Maiko in Kyoto



Tz, my 3 years old son, has been travelling with us since he was 4 months old. I am constantly showing him travel icons or famous sights he had been to. That inspired me to recreate those travel memories in his bento lunch boxes. This box shows the famous fushimi inari gate which he had visited twice in kyoto with a Maiko enjoying Hanami season by the rocks. Tz immediately recognized the spot. 🙂

background: sweet vinegared sushi rice mixed with edible pink coloring

Maiko: fish cake for face & body, brown mushroom for hair, steamed cabbage, carrots, nori for kimono

Gates: steamed carrots

Rocks: pork meatballs marinated with seaweed paste, ginger & shoyu

flowers shower: ham, sweet corn & sesame

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.

2 thoughts on “Petite Maiko in Kyoto

  1. Thank you dosirabento. Loving your blog too!


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