Bentolicious #077
I've received an email from Christy Jones last Saturday regarding the Virtual Bento Box Battle at the Japan Society. I have seen some of my bento friends like Megan, Susan Yuen, and Amy entered this event. I on the contrary have never thought to join this event until this morning when I prepared kids' bento. I have been very busy over the weekend, reviewed our interior designs for the new house. That is why I hesitated to join because I didn't have much time to plan anything. Today's bento was boy and girl with kimono from the colored egg sheets. This was the quickest one that I could prepare on Monday morning. Hope this can be included for this event. I've got the yellow wrinkle egg sheet by accident. I just didn't realize that I put the pan too long on the stove and instead of the smooth egg sheet, I got the wrinkle egg sheet. Oh well ... it was great for creating some textures on the kimono :)

For all bento friends, you can still join this event. The entry will be closed on Wednesday, 31 March 2010. So quick ... submit your entry via e-mail. Read carefully on how to enter at Japan Society's website.

Inside the box : flat pork meat balls with carrots, chikuwa stuffed with lady fingers, broccoli, raspberries, and small orange.


Adorable Lia, I like all the tiny flowers, cute hair, okra and bright colors! Is it Shinkansen hashi? I just found a pair myself today, yay! Cute children bento!

Even when you're so busy yet you can still come out with such nice bento! Did you do the orange color egg sheet for the leafs too?

another cheery looking creation. wish you good luck for the event!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! You have a sharp eyes ... that is Shinkansen hashi. It comes with the box too, cool for the boy although my girl will not refuse it too.

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot! Yes, the orange color egg sheet was mixed with tomato sauce. I want it to be red but I mixed all the egg white and yolk together, so yellow and red ... I've got orange hehehe :)

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy! I will be in Singapore this Thursday (1 night only) and will be back on Friday. The trip is too short, I'm hopping to meet some blogger friends from Singapore. Not sure if I can manage that :)

Lia this is so beautiful! I love the different textures of the egg sheet! Wonderful entry into the contest!!!

This is so cute!

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan for your lovely comment :)

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot!

Just found your blog through flickr!! You are so talented and your children are lucky!! ^_^ Love the details in this bento. Is that a kappa toothpick? Kawaii.

@lovefordinner : Thanks a lot for your kind comment and for visiting my blog! Yes, you are right. That is kappa food pick. Will hop to your blog too ... :)

beautiful job lia! i actually really like the textured egg sheet, i thought you did it that way on purpose! the sakura and petals are so pretty and delicate, and i like the okra (never heard it called lady fingers before, what a cute name!) inside the chikuwa too. great contest entry, good luck in the competition!

@megan : That was purely a lucky mistake. We called it okra and lady fingers but I love to use the term of 'lady fingers' because when the kids was small seemed easier to remember lady fingers than okra hehehe ... Anyway, thanks a lot for your supportive comment. All the best for you too :)

This is so pretty to look at ;DD

Such a lot of detail in this one! It came out really fab! Well done and good luck in the competition! :o)

I was thinking to enter the contest at first, but my brain is still not working, can't come out with any idea yet..@_@. so it's alright. This is a cute bento for the contest, good luck Lia..^^

Sooo cute and pretty--you summon artistry and great creatity at a moment's notice, Lia! So many great decorating ideas in this bento I'd like to "borrow"! :D

What a great job done Lia! The wrinkle egg sheet actually look very nice! I like all the little flowers on the kimono so much!

So cute! You really made a great use out of the wrinkle egg sheet. I love it ^-^

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann!

@Rachel Hei : Thanks a lot Rachel! You still have time until 31 March. Just do it for fun, I think your idea will come as usual as your cute and nice bento ;) 加油!

@Bento Box : Thanks a lot! Wish the same for you too :)

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn for your very kind words! Reading your comment is always like reading a poem, so beautiful hehehe ... :)

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! I think I will make that wrinkle egg sheet again next time but in purpose hehehehe :)

@Lil'chan : Thanks a lot Lil'chan! Almost throw it up ... but glad finally can used it :)

Woooow Lia, long time not visit your blog, and you make me "melongo" (dont know it in english ;p) with all your bento post...

Lia, please tell me how to make that smooth egg. Because my egg was never smooth like yours. Tell me, tell me please.. (begging with all my heart, on bended knee, hehe..;p)

So pretty and flowery! Have no doubts that this bento is a big competitor for the contest :D

@mushima hawani : Thanks a lot Wani! I mixed the egg with a little bit of corn starch and water, that what I did to get the smooth egg sheet. Just try it and have fun with it ;)

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! I join for fun ... no pressure :D

Lovely cute bento, which has definetely its place in the contest. I hardly ever participate in contests, by lack of talent mainly but also because I always fail to come up with something nice before the deadline.

I like the wrinkled eggsheet, like Megan, I thought it was done on purpose. And thanks for the tip for the flat eggsheet. I'll try with starch and water and see how it goes.

@Ceinwyn/Ingrid : Thanks a lot Ingrid! Yes, you can have fun with the colored egg sheets. Please try it! You are so good in making your yummy bento so don't feel that your talent less from everyone else. Ganbatte!!

What a beautiful accident on the wrinkle egg. I can't imagine creating such art out of egg!

@Fluteloop : Thanks a lot! Yes, sweet accident indeed hehehe ... :)

I like how you tuck everything right into place!

I have your blog button on my blog! I thought I was following you, but for some reason it didn't. Oops! So I have fallen behind on your blog and bentos! Sorry!

@Lyndsey : Thanks a lot Lyndsey! I put your blog badge too into Blog Badges section on the right of my sidebar ;)

salam a bento newbie..:)), love your bentos..:))
boleh aku link ya di blog aku....

@debyyong : Hi Deby! Salam kenal juga. Thanks yah udah di link, aku link balik juga nih ... semoga bisa jadi teman nge-bento, seneng deh :)