Little thrills, little trips, little ideas

Petite Chaperon Blond



This was one of the first bentos I did a while back when i started preparing Tz lunch boxes last year. The idea was to create the red riding hood bento but i could not find the right ingredients to depict the red cape which was tasty enough to make Tz eat his lunch box. So i selected to use Inari (Japanese tofu skin commonly used in sushi). I experimented with 2 Inari skins, one for the hood and the other for the dress. Its like an origami experiment, trying out the different ways of folding the skin. I did tear one or two skins before the final folds. But well at least Tz liked the blondie with a shopping bag.

Girl : Inari for the hood and dress, sushi for face and filling for the dress, cheese and nori for hand and bag, pasta for hair, crab stick for scarf.

Trees and Background : Italian parsley, gingered minced pork and edamame.

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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