Bentolicious #052
This is my last sushi theme bento but it doesn't mean I will not make it anymore. I will, perhaps not so soon after 1 week of sushi theme I think my kids and all of you got sick already hehehe ... :) I made kazari maki sushi (fancy rolled sushi) and unagi sushi for the kids' snack box today. This is my first time to make kazari maki sushi, I hope I can do it better next time with another pictures / characters for the kids bento. Inside the box : baby corn + crab ball skewers, 2 colors cabbage salad (separated the salad dressing in the small sauce container - not shown in the picture) and 2 kumquats. It's Friday already, how fast ... wish all of you a great weekend!!


Oh my, words fail...this bento is just super-amazing, Lia! How did you make these adorable sushi? I am in awe of your talent! The whole composition is so beautiful with delicate flowers and baby corn/crab skewers! If this is not bento art....nothing is! Brava!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn for your compliment! I flattered ... This is my first attempt, so just choose the easy one to make. I make 3 small sushi rolls first then put inside the big sushi roll. Ups I forgot to explain it on the post, so sorry. I'm so inspired with your pictures although yours will be the real flower, mine is the plastic one from my table LOL :D

i can't believe this was your first time making this fancy kind of sushi -- i could never dream of getting it this perfect in a million years, lia, you are an artist! congratulations on this beautiful grand finale to sushi week :-)

@gamene : Thanks a lot Megan for the nice comment! You too are a great bentoist. I am stil far far behind ... I remember you inari sushi is an excellent one. Well I have fun this week making the sushi theme. And happy to share it! I'm sure will making some tips on kazari maki sushi for everyone, need hand model first :D

Lia, I couldn't believe what I saw. You are the master of bento maker! last month, I bought a cookbook how to make fancy sushi, and till now, I haven't tried yet. I forgot the author's name.

The book was translated from Japanese.

@Indonesia-Eats : Thanks a lot Pepy! Oh Japanese cookbook in English is better since I can't read Japanese. If you don't mind, would you inform me the book title and the author's name later?

Lia, those are fantastic! I am terrible at rolling sushi, you need to teach me how! :D Beautiful sushi bento.

I have never made this kind of sushi. Looks so cute! Great! Really so nice bear^^ And your maki look also delicious. I would die for such a great snack ^-^

@susanyuen : Thanks a lot Susan! I found out quite fun with rolling sushi, I am learning too ... but will happy to share it with the pictures and steps. I'm working on it ;)

@Lil'chan : Thanks a lot Lil'chan! You should try it sometimes, it's really fun :)

This is your first time? I made a panda fancy maki for my first time but it was not cute at all, haha! I haven't tried it again yet. For mine I used nori-wrapped kampyo for eyes, which is easier than yours, even! Oh well. I'll wait for your tutorial :)
Super beautiful Lia!

c'est du très beau travail, un vrai plaisir pour les yeux
bonne soirée

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! I will try to find kampyo in the supermarket and try it. Thanks for the tips Sheri :)

@Aux délices des gourmets : Merci beaucoup!

Lia! Please, please teach us how you did this. :) But even if you did, I'm not sure I would be able to duplicate your talent. Wow. Just wow!

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! You looks so excited so I will work hard to snaps some pictures for step-by-step on how to do it *fingers cross* Hope later will be useful for everyone :)

this just makes me happy. and hungry!

Four thumbs up for your first trial Mbak Lia :D. Can't wait to see your next tutorials hehe, hope will meet with flower Kazari Maki Sushi :D

Wow Lia those are amazing!

@Rachel Yukiko Perez : Thanks a lot Rachel!

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! Oh no 4 thumbs?? hehehe ... :D

@Angi : Thanks a lot Angi!

very creative, Lia Chen.. i m sure your kids look forward to each day of your bento creation!
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oooo....u got me with this!! lovely, i wish i could make this as neat as u.

@raenaclaire : Hi Claire! Thanks a lot for your kind comment and thanks for visiting my blog :)

@javapot : Thanks a lot Javapot!

Oh dear, so cute! U especially like the way you placed the eyes Lia :D

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot!

This bento is fantastic!!! Can't believe is your 1st try... U are talented with sushi making :)

@Vanessa : Thanks a lot Vanessa! Actually I enjoy more on eating the sushi part rather than to make one hahaha ... :D