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Turtle Love

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Turtle Love

Tz loves watching turtles at the park. We would usually bring along some bread to feed them. In this bento, I made him mommy and baby turtles with soba depicting the pond and the flower shaped fish paste balls as the bread. Other side dishes include crackling pork belly and Dry fried four season beans. Hope he enjoys his school lunch today . (∂¿<)

Mommy & Baby Turtles
Shell : onigiri rice mixed with mashed edamame, nori strips
Head and legs : mashed potato and nori

Pond: Buckwheat Soba

Flower shaped balls: Fish paste with potato flour, cooked in boiling water

Dry fried four season beans: Garlic, anchovies sauce, long beans, stir fried the beans until they start to wither in the skin texture.

Crackling pork belly : Bought ready made.

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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