Bentolicious #060
Last week was a busy week and the kids ended up eating lunch from school catering. But starting this Monday until the end of the month, I will make bento for the kids with a variety of characters from San-X. On the weekend, the kids and I had been browsing to find some of cute characters that would be applied for bento. They seeemed excited and so did I.

MIKAN BOUYA was the first character that I chose to make this morning. Mikan Bouya is a cheerful Orange Boy and he has a lot of friends. He and his friends enjoy so much hanging out together, having a tea party, cooking, going to picnic or just cleaning up the house. They always have fun together. I also made Pichirou (Peach Boy), one of Mikan Bouya's friend.

Inside the box : strawberries, baby cucumbers & tiny flower shapes carrots, crispy fried chicken skins, kamaboko, baby corns & edamame skewers. Hand molded rice with the shape of Mikan Bouya and Peach-Rou. The orange color was from tomato sauce mixed with rice and the yellow color was from egg mixed with rice.


Hi Lia!
I love these 2 onigiri friends soo much; they are colored so nicely and your baby cucumber cutting is always so fine! Don't know how you manage it! Another smile on my face from you.. thank you dearly :)

I love San-X Characters, your kids are really super lucky to see such cheery faces in their bento :)

i love the pretty rice colors and their sweet faces! the skewers and tiny carrot flowers are adorable too - what a whimsical bento!! :-)

So cute! I especialy like the cucumber and carrot details.

It's nice how you find your inspiration together with your kids. What a "cool" mom!

This bento is so cheerful just seeing it has brightened my day.

so cute! How much time did you need to do this??? If I were to do rice balls, it will probably takes me at least an hour to mold the shape!

@sherimiya : I was cheating, using the decorative knife to make that cut on baby cucumber hehehe ... Thanks a lot Sheri!

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy!

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! I hope the kids love the tomato rice. I never done it before. I just mixed a little bit so hope the kids will not complaint later :)

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra for your nice comment! Let's see whether I can make all the characters that we browsed together LOL :D

@allingoodfood42 : Thanks a lot Marisa! Glad that you like it :)

@Alice : This bento only took 30 minutes to prepare. I always do the quick one for Monday morning. Thanks a lot Alice for your comment!

Your bento is always so nice in colours and the cutting of the shapes are always so fine. Can't imagine how you do it! A big salute from me! :D

This is so cute. I don't anything about San-X. Must ask the boys maybe one of them will request a birthday cake on this.

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot for your sweet comment! My bento is actually not complicated at all. Just add this and that hehehe ;)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Anncoo! Wow bday cake with San-X theme, I want it too (^.^)

Lovely, bright and sunny bento--just beautiful, Lia!

How cute! I am not familiar with San-X but these are adorable little bento creatures!

@Jenn : San-X has a lot of cute characters. You can browse it here SAN-X JAPAN. Thanks a lot Jenn!

The egg colored the rice perfectly, I would have never thought of that!

@Fluteloop : I love to use egg to color the rice. It's simple and quick, you just need to beat the egg. Put the steam rice on the non-stick pan like you want to make fried rice and then pour the egg into the rice and mixed it with rice. Hope you can try it too (^.^)

Aw, I love these simple cuties... This kind of charaben is absolutely my favorite :D *no need special tools - only hands to mold :D --> it's so me hehehehe*

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! You are so skillful and I believe you will do better than me to mold those rice ;)