Bento #1: Little Chick Bento
My love for food continue to grow everyday. First, it was the opening of this blog. Then, I picked up food photography. Next, I went to learn Food Clay Art. Then, I had food styling classes. And now, I am obsessed with Bento making.
It started last year when I knew many blogger friends who made bento. I was so intrigued by the bento designs and I wanted to give it a try. But I held back. Because I don’t cook often and I don’t have the crafts.
But this year, my work has close relationship with bento making and since fate brought “us” together again, I asked myself, why not I give it a try? Within the last 2 days, I bought bento crafts online, bought bento books and dropped by Daiso to buy more. I started making bento!
And I am addicted to it.
This is my FIRST bento. I didn’t create the design myself unfortunately. I adapted this bento design from Kawaii Bento by Rachel Hei. The steps are very simple for beginners, but I still have to do some brainstorming. I have to make sure that I have the ingredients and the crafts to do it. When I first decided to do my first bento, I didn’t fix on the design yet. I went Cold Storage to buy vegetables, carrots, red and orange pepper, nori and cucumber. Then I went home to read on the bento books which I bought for reference.
I initially wanted to try rice mould, but realized I forgot to buy short grain rice. So I had to source for a bento design where rice is not the priority. Hence, I picked this! I had leftover rice so I cooked garlic fried rice and boiled an egg. Everything can be done within 15mins. I am so happy! I like it so much that I can’t bear to eat it. The garlic fried rice was very delicious! Good job, Maureen! 🙂
How to make the chick?
If you want to learn to make the chick, here are some steps for you. It is very simple! All you need to have is a hard boiled egg, nori (seaweed), stencils and tweezer!
1. Cook an egg, remove shell. Use a V shape knife to cut gently around egg white. Be careful not to cut into the yolk itself.
2. Lift the egg white slowly. The egg yolk will be used as the head of the chick.
3. Use a stencil to cut out the chick’s expression using nori (seaweed).
4. Stick the expression onto chick’s face and put on the hat pick.
Inside the box:
Garlic fried rice, lettuce leaf, hard boiled egg, nori (seaweed), blanched carrots and cauliflower.
Do you like my first bento?