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Cheeky Crabby Claws Bento

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imageThis was a fun bento I did a while back for Tz when I started experimenting with inari tofu pouch. I have used it in another bento as a dress and cape, see https://ongling.com/2015/02/24/petite-chaperon-blond/.

I was looking around in the supermarket for ideas to make the claws for the “crab” and found capsicum to be most suitable to cut out the shapes of all the claws and the orange ones are sweet.

Crab body and face – Inari tofu skin with mash potato, corn and minced prawns filling; grapes cut in half and nori for eyes

Crab claws – orange capsicum

Pasta – shell pasta in agio olio sauce with edamame and sesame seeds.

 

 

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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