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Shaggy Pooch 🍱


www.ongling.comI 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.

Box 1
Shaggy dog
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.

Box 2
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.

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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