So this is last Wednesday's bento!
Kombu filling onigiri with umeboshi flakes + Buldozer excavator cheese + nori
Kamaboko (fish cake) ==> the bus and the patrol car on the left. I didn't make them LOL, can be bought in supermarket here.
Some friends have been asking me to explain how did I make obento. Its not difficult, really. In fact I am enjoying it very much. There are lots LOTS of sources too from the internet, but most of them in Japanese. My favourite is this one: e-obento.com and http://ameblo.jp/gurea-kyaraben/
If you see those two examples, then you know that I make is not actually that good yet hahaha. I think those Japanese moms are born to create cute bentos!!
To make this obento, first I looked for a good picture in the internet. Printed it and then drew it on a piece of baking paper, like this:
This time I used sliced cheese as the main body, so I just cut the pattern, put it on the cheese and cut around it
I used nori (seaweed paper) as the line, so I cut the paper together with the nori
so then I got these small pieces of nori
That's it. Then just arrange them inside the lunchbox based on the pattern. Simple, right?
For the picks, there are lots of them can be bought easily here. So if you're interested, just send me an email :)