I got this idea from seeing a picture of a sheepdog with really cool dreadlocks and thought about using udon to try creating a caricature of it. Most kids ♥ udon. Its fat, mochi-like chewy texture appeals to Tz, he can finish a packet by himself.
Its my first attempt shaping with udon. After placing a face-shaped hanpen under the udon, I gave it a “haircut” “\∧ω∧/”. I wrapped a small round piece of hanpen in nori to depict nose, ham for tongue, crabstick for collar.
Sauteed pretzel beans
I tied sections of long beans into knots and sautéed it with garlic and some anchovy sauce.
Made a simple diagram below to show where to cut slits on the sausage. Then steam it or microwave it and the sausage will curl with the heat.