I was so excited when i came upon a book on vegetarian bento for kids. It contains many vegetarian recipes with more exciting cooking techniques and ingredients. Its author is a Taiwanese vegetarian, Gu Lu Lu. Unfortunately it is written in Mandarin and my Mandarin is so atrocious as my French. However, this book has step-by-step pictures that help me to recognise the ingredients quite easily and how they are being prepared. There are 88 bento recipes in this book. So good for kids who are fussy eaters.
Below are some of the snapshots of the pages from the book (Please pardon my limited knowledge of Mandarin-English translation >!<):
Above: “red hair girl” bento with sushi, pan-fried mashed pumpkin slices and stirred fried yam with edamame in vegetarian oyster sauce
Above: “Freshly picked mushroom” bento with sushi, curried cauliflower, stirred fried sea kelp with tofu noodle roll (I think its tofu skin)
Above: “Vermicelli Twins” Vermicelli with yam, carrots, bean sprouts and seaweed.
Above: On the left page are recipes for crispy tofu skin with sweet potato filling and a mixed vegetable dish with asparagus, mushroom and carrots. On the right is “Naughty Seal” bento with sushi, panfried pumpkin and mock prawn tempura.
Love her website, so adorable http://www.happygululu.com. Go check it out even if you don’t understand the language, its fun just exploring the site and looking at the food pixs.