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Frankenstein, Dracula and Mummy 😈👻🎃 Bentos

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Mummy Hambagu Bento

Its about a week more to Halloween and I had been busy making Halloween themed bentos for my son. Last year, I made him a Beetle Juice character, it was my first Halloween Bento. Time passes so fast!

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Beetle Juice onigiri and sandwich

He has been so obsessed with Hotel Transylvania 2 movie. Every other day, he would request for a Halloween character in his bentos. Of course, I could not replicate characters from the movie 100% as it would take too much time in the morning to prepare. So I made simplified versions of mummy and Frankenstein and he loved them! Except for the Dracula, which he also requested but did not touch it because he thought it was too scary for him! So much for my efforts to see Dracula come home intact after school ꒰╬•᷅д•᷄╬꒱

If you are keen to make the Mummy Hamburger or the Little Frankenstein Ham Sandwiches (҂⌣̀_⌣́) for halloween parties or your kids, please check out my hand=sketched instructions below. I hope you can read my handwriting… Have a great Halloween!

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Little Frankenstein Ham Sandwich

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Dracula Bento & Chicken Wraps (Dracula made out of mashed potato, hanpen, carrot, nori seaweed and soy sauce)

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Little Frankenstein- How To Make (Ingredients: 2 slices of plain bread, ham, hanpen, soy sauce, 1 piece of nori seaweed &  1 Japanese crabstick)

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Mummy Hambagu – How To Make (Ingredients: 1 Hamburger patty, 1 carrot, 1 cheese slice & 1 piece of nori seaweed)

 

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.

5 thoughts on “Frankenstein, Dracula and Mummy 😈👻🎃 Bentos

  1. Oh my goodness!!! These are amazing!!! You are a food artist!! How long does it take you to craft an average bento? They are ridiculously good!!

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    • Thanks Bec! I can take half an hour to 1.5 hours depending on what ingredients I will be using. For bread, its easy… 30mins from idea to preparation and decoration. On an average about 1 hour from food preparation to decor. But honestly, I would usually stare at the ceiling for 20 mins once I wake up to let an idea crawl into my drowsy head. If I have plan ahead and prepare the food the night before or a week ahead like many great Japanese bento makers, I would save more time ;-P

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  2. I want that 1st bento~~ :9 that pasta was so smartly used~~

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    • THANKS Joyce for the great tip! I have not thought of using pasta before, it would so much easier for me to decorate it😉. For this, I used strips of steamed carrots, they do look like fettuccini though. I will try pasta next time!

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