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Temari Buddies


www.ongling.comThese temari rice balls are quite easy to make. These sushi balls were inspired by very pretty temari thread balls, The way to make temari sushi is pretty similar to how I usually mould the rice in cellophane wrap except that the ingredients for patterns are being wrapped at the same time with the rice to create the “stick on” effect. I picked simple designs for my first time making these cute balls. I made them into petit canapé sizes. Will definitely try to create more complicated ones soon. Maybe I could try making these with chicken rice, Tz’s favourite, just like the traditional Hainanese chicken rice balls but fancier. ⊂(≥ω≤)⊃

Temari sushi #1 – rice sushi with salmon filling, potato slice for face, edamame for ears, nori and carrot for eyes and mouth

Temari sushi #2 – plain rice sushi coated with seaweed, carrot and nori for eyes and hair, cheese for mouth

Teriyaki chicken and carrots, Edemame kebabs, star shaped baked harsh browns, ham and Japanese cucumber.

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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