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Little Goat Boy?

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Pasta & chicken karaage

I have no idea what to name this bento. I was trying to fit in 2 carrot sticks into Tz’s chicken karaage bento compartment but there was not enough space, so was fiddling around with placing them on the pasta and thought maybe they can be the horns of a goat. So I carved a simple goat boy’s face out of a Babybel cheese. I hope it looks like a goat to you or a little alien boy with horn helmet. (∋ω∂)Y

Pasta : Aglio olio style
Goat boy : carrots, nori and Babybel cheese

Chicken karaage : Marinate (overnight) 2 pieces of cut-in-bitesize chicken thighs with 1 tsp of grated ginger, 1 clove of grated garlic, sesame oil, cracked pepper, sweet black sauce (Kechap Manis), worcestershire sauce,  shoyu and fish sauce. (Taste the marinate to balance its saltiness, tanginess and sweetness).  Mix equal parts of potato starch/flour and cake flour to coat the chicken and fry in hot oil.
Other sides : Kamaboko stuffed with carrots and steamed cauliflower.

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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