Bentolicious #001
What is Bento??
Bento or also known as obento is originated from Japan. Basically, bento is a home packed lunch or lunch box. But like a lot of Japanese things, bentos are more artistic and aesthetically pleasing than typical American brown bags. B
entos are becoming popular in many countries now. Many people talk about whether bento is an art or just lunch in a box? For me, bento is a food art from tastes, textures and nutrition. Preparing bento is fun; and food preparation has becoming more and more creative simply due to food choices and fun tools.

This my first attempt to prepare school bento for the kids after the long school holiday. I actually want to make a boy & a girl but finally gave up because of the time limitation in the morning and decided to make 2 boys instead for the bento. I put some carrots and baby green beans wrapped with cabbage. For the meat , it is crispy prawn/ebi katsu. The boys' face are made from the rice. I use cheese and nori to make the hair and for the cheek I use kani stick that I cut only on the red part. Eyes, nose and mouth are from nori. My kani-cheese roll is accidentally broken on the edge when I'm trying to put it on the bento box. That's okay, I will do better next time ... Put some lettuce, broccoli and flower shaped carrot for decorations (of course to be eaten as well by the kids).
My First Posting
Hello ... hello ... !! I'm so happy and very excited to have a new blog.
This blog will be my bento-diary. I hope through this blog I can find many friends with the same interest in doing bento. I'm still learning how to make good bentos. I also hope I can share some knowledge with all bento lovers not only from Indonesia but from all over the world.

Fell in love with bento since my daughter was 2 years old. It started with collecting the bento stuff which is very hard to find in Jakarta. Basically I just love with cute stuff that come over my eyes hehehe ... since before I got married until now with 2 kids, it never change. My husband and the kids are very supportive in every way. My kids will definitely tell me if they see some bento stuff that is not yet in my collection. And my husband is of course is my biggest financial supporter hahaha ...

For me, blogging for what you like is the best thing to do. I will try my best for 'bentolicious'.
(Thanks a lot to Cindy for the kawaii blog design, she is very professional and very kind. Very recommended blog designer for everyone.)