Little thrills, little trips, little ideas

The Noodle Horse


imageYesterday, Tz began his once-per-week horse riding class in school. There is a horse riding academy just next to his school.  I am so excited for him because he has always been a little apprehensive about horses galloping around his school. I hope these classes will help him to overcome his fears.

So I made this bento for him for his lunch in the riding academy to soothe his nerves. Well, he did finish all the noodles, but left the horse untouched “¯∩¯”  and he stayed away from the horse during the lesson. Oh well, he has 3 more lessons to go, hopefully by the next class, he will mount on the pony at least.

Stirred Fried Egg Noodle – bacon, corn and carrots with shoyu and korean anchovy sauce

Horse – I selected an oval shape small MayQueen potato and used the fruit peeler to carve the shape of the head before steaming it. I used light and dark shoyu to shade the norse area. Nori for eyes and straps and cheese for the forehead.image

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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