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Quick 20-mins couscous bento

4 Comments This is a quick lunch I made for Tz this morning. Tz loves couscous so I always have in stock packs of 100g instant couscous. I just add hot boiling water and oil and cover it for 5 mins and Voilà….its done!

The whale shark is shaped out of left-over mashed potato from last night dinner. I added some aqua colouring and moulded the 2 color-tones cutie with a cellophane wrap. Its like shaping with Play Doh… was tempted to use Tz’s Play Doh mould sets to create his lunch…>¸<

Konnichiwa Whale Shark Bento (20 mins preparation):

Instant couscous – lemon garlic flavour from Waitrose

Whale shark – mashed potato with butter and salt, colouring, cheese and nori

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.

4 thoughts on “Quick 20-mins couscous bento

  1. this is simply the cutest thing ever!

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