Bentolicious #057
Another Chinese New Year bento for the kids. This time I made one boy and one girl from rice molded by my hand. Since the CNY is also the same day with Valentine's Day this year, I put sweetened red cherry with heart food pick and decorated the lucky money envelope with tiny heart too. Inside the other tier box : fish balls & flower carrots, cucumber pot with corns mayonnaise, tomato cherry, flower shapes satsumaimo or Japanese sweet potatoes, and chikuwa fish stuffed with asparagus. I finally managed to use my hong bao (lucky money envelope) for the background. I've got this fancy hong bao with bell and it can stand up too, cool right!
(Happy Chinese New Year!)
(wishing you a prosperous new year)
(may you always get more than you wish for)
(peace all year round)
(good luck in the new year)
(wish you longevity and health)
(may fortune smile upon and favor you with many blessing in the coming year)
Copied from China Travel


Wow Lia, how beautiful! That is an awesome CNY bento! I am amazed at all of the gorgeous details!

Eeeep! I stared so long at this bento, because I can't believe you made such a beautiful work of art! Those children are so wonderful, and the flower details that you are so expert at... everything looks like a celebration in the bento box. Love it!
I have the hong bao with the bell too, they have some really cool ones that stand up and open out... Gung Hay Fat Choy to you and your family Lia!!

Wonderful Lia! When I look at your masterpiece bento creations I am just amazed at your artistic interpretaions and creativity. Applause!

Happy New Year!

@susanyuen : Thanks a lot Susan for your kind comment!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! I always happy reading your sweet comment ;) That hong bau is really great, I am hoping I can get one too but ... no way said my husband hahaha :D

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! I feel flattered reading on your comment ... thanks to all my bento friends who always inspired me :)

wishing u and family happy chinese new year too :) u did v well on sculpting the persons.

@javapot : Thanks a lot Javapot!

Lia, wishing your family & U:


@Vanessa : Thanks a bunch Vanessa! 我也祝你一家人,新年快乐 & 情人接快乐!

Ur bento & its colors always amazed me, extremely cute for this one too!

Happy Chinese New Year and happy Valentine's Day!

@kel : Thanks a lot Kel! Hope you too have a wonderful CNY and Valentine's Day with your love ones (^.^)

this one is amazing! their little red envelopes are the cutest thing i've ever seen, such a clever idea. i love your fancy *real* envelope too! awww lia, this one really makes me smile. i am wishing you and your family the very best, health prosperity and happiness in the new year :-)

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan for the sweet comment and the wishes! I love that little red envelopes too ... because I know I will not get any but will be giving away ;)

I'm speechless....just applause~~clap clap.

@Anncoo : 谢谢你!I know you will have a great CNY just to see from all of your cookies baking ;)

So colorful, I love it! Their hats are so cute. :)

How adorable! They look all ready for the new year! The money envelope is very fancy also! What a fun way to give a little gift :D

How beautiful, how patiently he should have to! un grand bravo

So special, you've really captured the good cheer, confidence and well-being of this celebration so well in this bright and beautiful bento, Lia! Thank you for sharing your great gifts with us! Wishing you and your family joy, health and well-being in the new year!

@Pikko : Thanks a lot Pikko!

@Jenn : Yes, kids will be having fun receiving so many hong bao. Thanks a lot Jenn!

@COLARGOL : Thanks a lot!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn for the wishes and for the sweet comment my friend (^.^)

What a lovely couple! And you make me feel like buying that seaweed puncher set for the cute eyes! Haha...
I love your creative ideas all the time Lia. And yeah, I'm yet to pack the red packets!

@Kids Dream Work : I didn't say anything about puncher hahahaha ... Thanks a lot! And have a great CNY & Valentine's Day for you and family :)

Everything you make looks so perfect! The colors are so vivid and the corn in the cucumber bowl is a wonderful idea!

This is so cute!
Auspicious bento :D

@Fluteloop : Thanks a lot for your wonderful comment :)

@tigerfish : Thank you so much!

Oh My God Oh My God Oh My God! This is absolutely beeyooteefoool Mbak Lia... This one has won my heart - 5 stars for this lovely bento :D. And this bento will be looked more beautiful if you give that angpao hehehehe (^^)v

@tatabonita : Thank you so much Ta! You are so sweet bento friend ... wait for your hong bao soon hahaha ;)

Shinnen omedeto (新年快乐,新年おめでとう)!!
They're delighted to get the otoshidama (红包). I think they may be your kids. Since nobody give me hong bao I'd love it!!
This bento is also wonderful. You are really great Lia!

@babyskins : Thanks a lot Izumi! You are right, my kids love to get hong bao from everyone. Lucky them! But we are too old to get the hong bao hahaha ... :D

first, thank you for telling me the name of the seseme balls! The lady at the bakery wrote it down for me, but I can't read chinese characters. so thanks! And I love the cucumber pot and chikuwa fish! I'm craving a steamed satsumaimo now too! Happy New Year to you and your family!

@Rachel Yukiko Perez : Thanks a lot Rachel! Glad that can help you :)