Friday, November 09, 2007

"Beautiful" Meal

I was already amazed when I read how "beautiful" a BABY's meal should be presented in Japanese baby food recipe books. That's why I wrote a posting titled "eating with eyes" early this year. But I was still amazed to read how "interesting" a toddler's food should be served. As far as I could remember, my mom never made such decoration on food for me and my siblings.

From koko-kurabu

So I made some for Iki based on his requests (I showed him the pictures and asked him to choose). Not as beautiful as expected, but he was really excited to eat, though at first he played with them.


When I showed the magazine to Hiro, he was not surprised at all, and said it's completely a normal task for a Japanese mother. Later when Iki goes to school I will have to make obento (lunch box) for him everyday. A beautiful obento, e v e r y d a y.
And I wanted to black out to see the examples.........


Other children will bring beautiful lunch boxes and show them off to their friends, so Iki would be very very sad if I couldn't prepare one for him.
Again, I'm one of the most inartistic people in the world (@_@). How could I manage to make such beautiful meal?!?! And how long would it take to make one? What time should I wake up in the morning?)

It's still about 2 more years to go until Iki's kindergarten time, but I'm already horrified!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Vivi said...

all i can say is...thank GOD i don't live in Japan!!!!!

duh moet...kasian lho ceceku ntik...hihihi

yun said...

Itulah yg kemaren aku pikirkan... bangun jam piro tuh si imoet, biar bisa bikin makan siang yg indah...ckckck
Kemaren aku tak sengaja liat site tentang bento itu mut... hihihi... aku ngrasa legaaa banget tdk jadi ibu Jepang :P

Sheila said...

AND THANK GOD I DON'T HAVE JAPANESE HUSBAND NOR JAPANESE KIDS!!! hahahahahaha, poor little Vini and Shierly!!!

Ya ampun, such a fuss for kids' lunch box... ngapain??? Kan dimakan juga akhirnya masuk perut nggak berbentuk????

Hahahaha, you might want to practice from now, Moet.

benova said...

Loh ada film nya jg loh. Si kepala sekolah smp manggil ortu murid krn hny bento nya ga menarik. Trus ditunjukin gambar2 contoh2 bento buat anak2 hihihi.

Well, aku klo liat TV disini jg ngiler trus, abis dekorasi makanannya bagus bgt buat ngileeer.

Pernah diliatin caranya buat bento anak gituh...duh..rasanya kok buang2 bahan2 aja malahan.

Hihihi slamat mencoba

imoet said...

Vivi,
Iya tuh...cecemu bakal bernasib sama :p

Yun,
Jam 5 pagi bek e?!?! mengingat aku nek masak lambaaaaan

Sheila,
Jawaban dari Hiro: because we're eating with eyes, Sheila!!!!
hahahah

Nova,
Oh yaa?? film apa itu? haha kejam'e. Mosok nasibku bakal gitu? dipanggil kepala sekolah gara2 bento buat Iki elek? (>.<)

benova said...

Hehehe...duuh ga tau judule, di chanel apa jg lupa. Nonton 2x, kayake serian gituh. Lucu jg kok. Critane itu..sengertiku loh *kan aku ntn tv jepang pake bhs tubuh hehehe*...anake itu disekolahke di school yg waaah, dimana di school itu anak org2 kaya smua, artis, sdgkan dia anak tukang salon gituh. Tp mamanya ini emang tomboy, norak, tp ceria gituh lah gak jaim kayak mama mama yg lain.
Pokoke yg bapake rambute krebo, anake laki jg rambute krebo, mamane rambute pendek.Hihihihi

imoet said...

Ooohhhh ABARENBO MAMA di Fuji TV.
Aku ya nunggu tamat trus mau donlot. Pengen potong rambut model si cewek itu hihihihi :p

NoorIntan said...

duh, untung diriku ga berjodoh dg lelaki jepang... quoting Hiro what considered as "a normal task for mothers" would be a disaster and causing me to despair and probably kill myself...

tapi kamu kan passionate about cooking, Moet. kalo aku boro2, yg penting rasanya [lumayan] enak mau wujudnya kaya apa ga peduli :p

imoet said...

Intan,
buatku juga disaster kok!!!
passionate? not so ah, mengingat aku pertama kali masak (selain bikin indomie) ya setelah nikah. jadi ya bisa dibilang tuntutan profesi :p