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The rusty bento making mummy is back!! The tools had been collecting dust in the past months but now it shall make its debut again!! 😀 Actually, I did make some bento here and there but I just didn’t have the time to post any. Some of those that I made were fully inspired by akinoichigo! May post it some time later.

As for this morning, I made simple fried rice and decorated into a bunny shape with kamoboko for ears, sausages and nori for eyes and mouth. There’s also some homemade nugget under the food cups. I made the nuggets out of chicken breast coated with panko mixed with sesame seeds and oats. Very yummy! 😀 My little girl have got apples for fruit and my nephew, some prunes coz he still can’t take fruits as per the chinese sin seh.Ooopss….I should have made some buck teeth but I totally forgot…sigh…

They both finished their bento today!!! Am so happy. 😀

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It was my mummy’s 60th birthday over the last weekend. For the first time I attempted an ice cream cake! Its kinda easy and the fun part of it was that the her grandchildren could contribute too! I made a vanilla chocolate macadamia oreo ice cream cake. The little ones had a lot of fun whacking the Oreo cookies into crumbs with the rolling pin to make the base for the cake. Here it is:-

We decorated with a little chocolate bunny as my mummy was born in the year of the Rabbit according to the lunar calendar. Also to add some colour, we threw some M&Ms on top! The sides had half pieces of Oreos as the side of the cake are not perfect as can be seen from the picture. 😉 All was consumed after the birthday dinner.. lip smacking!

So for the very next day kindy bentos for the kids I made them …”cake” theme! A three tier cake on top of that. It’s a very simple bento with a piece of really soft chocolate swiss roll from Sun Moulin, Isetan, the cheese “flavored” three tier cake and some fruits.

Bento finished till the last crumb!

Am creating my first post from the iPhone WordPress while putting my girl to sleep. All because time is so scarce these days and connection to the virtual world is limited. But it’s kinda cool blogging this way! 😉

Today’s bento for the two little ones consist of fried rice with my mum’s home made fish cake and egg. She whipped up the best bouncy fish balls n fish cake from mackerel. 😉 Made 2 little bears from the same fish cake that was pan fried n steamed awhile.

One other highlight of today’s bentos are the little blackened chicken karaage that I made following Maki’s Just Bento book. I did not have any sake with me and I substituted it with Chinese wine! Haha! They taste different but still yummy! Next time will follow straightly. 

Here are the bentos! I can’t rotate the pictures on this app so “sorry”! 

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Once again, its been a long while since I’ve posted my bentos. Its really not easy with the lack of connectivity at the new workplace. Previously, I could take a short break to put up my post but now it’s impossible. After work roles i.e wife and mother do not allow any spare time for blogging and I also needed my beauty sleep. 😀 Btw, for those who are still reading my posts, how have life been treating you all? Hope that all is great for everybody despite all these natural disaster that is happening around us. 

Once again, here are all the bentos I made while I tried to adapt to the “no connectivity” work place.

Chocolate Oreo Muffin With Carrot Cheese, Fish Fingers and Papaya

Twin Bacon Piggies with Corn and Princesses Choco Cookies

Rock and Roll Breads with Omellete, Crabsticks, Ham, Peanut Butter Jelly, Fruits and Princesses Choco Cookies

Doggy Bone French Toast, Mixed Vege, Doggy Cookies and Apple

Doggy Bone French Toast, Caramelized Bananas with Muesli and Fruits

Pink Yellow Green Soba Aglio Olio, Egg Rolls and Fruits

Now the terribly’s captured bentos from my phone camera due to lack of tick tock tick tock….

Milo stenciled elephant on a strawberry danish with corn and apple

Bak kut teh, brown rice, carrot flowers with spring onion leaves, a fish shaped egg, corn and oranges

Dragonflies green soba with edamame and prawn dumplings

That’s all for now folks until I get connected again!!! 😀


My little girl and nephew had been down with the cold bug for a few weeks now. Her cough was quite bad two days ago and we ended up doing a u-turn at kindy. She ate her bento at home instead. 🙂 The above bento made on Friday consist of a sweet potato vegetarian char-siu bun. The bun is really tasty as it’s made from sweet potato and not the usual flour. As for the filling, sorry, but I still prefer the real char-siu ones. 😀 Made a part piggy on top of the bun to show it’s meant to be “porky” bun. There’s no fruits in this bento as they are both taking chinese medicine and had been advised by the sinseh a.k.a. chinese doctor to refrain from taking any fruits. So to make up for the lost of vitamins and fiber, I cooked some long beans and carrot with some fish balls. Well…once again, fish ball and bits of carrots were consumed but not the long beans. Sigh…..

It had been a busy week as I needed to close a great big chapter in my career life to move on to something more challenging. Now that the closure had been finalized, I can now sit down, relax, have a cuppa coffee and update the bentos that I made during the “missing in action” week. Here it goes, all in one shot!

All the above bentos were made for my princess and nephew. Five were made by me, and one was made by my SIL. Guess which one? The Mickey mouse one! From all of the above, I would like to thank two bento queens for their inspiration and they are Debra of Hapabento and Susan from Hawai’i’s Bento Box. I made my first ham blossom as taught by Debra and two little cheese head as inspired by Susan in her 2nd serving of Hawai’i’s Bento Box Cookbook. Thank you thank you very much!

That’s all for now!

 

 

 

It has been an eventful past week and I only managed to steal some time to peep at some of the great valentine and non-valentine posts but had not been able to post mine up. Did not even have the time to give some thumbs up to these great post as they were merely pit stops. Haha! I will be starting a new chapter in my career very very soon and that explains why I had been MIA. The new place that I will be joining may possibly bring me closer to the origin of bento i.e. Japan!! Hmm.. come to think of it, it was also part of the deciding factor. Haha! Anyway, let’s see the valentine bentos I made earlier but did not have the time to post.

I seriously hate my photography skills. If only I stay with my little brother, I will make the bentos and get him to snap the pictures. Then I guess no matter how ugly my bentos are, his photography skills will beautify them. Haha! Anyway, I had great great plans for the Valentine bento. I wanted to make cupids like Lia of Bentolicious. Did some research the weekend before Valentine, printed the cupid I wanted, trace it on baking paper, started the cutting the cheese and then disaster happen. I messed up the eyes and I was getting tired so no cupid. “Booo Hoooo”. So end up my actual Valentine bentos were just two simple dragon fruit hearts on top of extremely delicious home made blueberry cheese tarts. These tarts are made my neighbour and she never fail to give me loads as I’ve oohh and ahhhh over her tarts every time. Haha! In the boxes there were also some chicken burger patties and two slices of pears.

Not wanting to seem like a failure, I tried again to do something more for Valentine though, it was already 16th Feb 🙂 I made the following…Taadaa…

Better looking?!? 😀 The love swans had always been a symbol of love and they are the most common ice carving that I see at weddings. Made them with two different cheddar cheese. and had tiny sesame as their eyes. They sit on top of a chocolate raisin bread. Besides that I made cheese omelette and guess what cheese I used? Yup! I used the unsuccessful Cupid cheese to make these omelette. They were really yummy. Had to emphasize the love theme so had two carrot hearts on top of the omelette. The rest are sliced kiwis and blueberries. 😀

I read about all the Valentine love stories during my “Twit pit stops” and had to share mine! Hubs made the below meal for us but, truthfully, he handled all the meat and I made up the sides. 😀 We had a quiet dinner at home, and he made me Mojito to go with our meal too. Nothing fanciful but it was a pleasant evening.

We had rib-eye steak, lamb sausages and some back bacon to satiate our love for meat. The sides were merely simple mash potato and a new salad I learned from watching Junior Masterchef programme – Heirloom Tomato Salad. I made quite a bit of variation as I didn’t have some of the ingredient and I was also pressed for time after braving a crazy traffic coming home that evening. You can get the full recipe here.



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