Bentolicious #085
Is it already Friday again? ... This week is surely going very fast. We had a hot weather during this week and I think it will continue as we have already entered the dry season. But I'm still hoping it will be raining this weekend.

Today's bento was little happy monkey with banana made from fish cake and cheese. I cut the fish cake and cheese by hand using the small kitchen knife. In the yellow box, I put red-orange kamaboko, edamame skewers, pea pods, mango, and chicken mushroom that I baked with bread crumbs. Wish everyone a great weekend! Have fun with your family! :)


Oh, this monkey is soo happy for Friday! And with his little banana, no wonder! I love the mango flowers; we have a box of mangoes and I keep forgetting to use in bento, because we can each eat a whole mango by ourselves, hehe!
Love this round bento, it's so adorable! I guess it is Monkey Bento Day,eh?

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! We love mango too ... especially the kids. Hope yours and mine monkey bento are giving us a great weekend (^.^)

The monkey is so cute!~

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot for your nice words!

haha, the monkey holding the banana look cute .... hope one day i can be like u ^_^

@仪仪妈咪 : Thanks a lot 仪仪妈咪! Jia you ... you can very soon :)

Looking at the monkey makes me feel happy... ohh TGIF!!
Lia, just wondering will the mango turns brownish and the cheese melts when Andrew about to eat it? Cheese melts becuase I believe fish cake will have some water.

oh dear, this will be the most adorable monkey i have ever seen..:D.. It going to be a happy friday to see your bento early in the morning.. haha..
Have a great weekend with your family Lia!! Cheerss~

The monkey is so cute, and I like the banana a lot! The bento look so perfect in round bento box. I just realise I don't have any round bento box except 2 small Elmo fruit boxes, how can that be!! Oppss...execuse to spend money again! :D

@Vanessa : Thanks a lot Vanessa! Mango is like apple or pear, easy to turn brownish after few hours. And put cheese inside the bento for tropical country like us especially during dry season is not an easy job. I try to minimize the mango turns brownish by picking the right mango and spray them with lemon water. Don't choose the mango that too ripe. For the cheese, I do that on the last step. Is so important that we don't put cheese on the top of the hot / warm rice. Fish cake has been dried up before I put the cheese on the top. And what I do when I'm packing with cheese included is that I always cover the top of the lunch box with plastic wrap so is airtight and put the lid after that. At least this help to maintain the cheese to become dry or melted for few hours. Plus the class is with AC, does that help a little bit? hehehe ... The kids never complained, so I think it's still okay until lunch time :D Although I know the cheese will not look like exactly the same as I took the picture.

@Rachel Hei : Thanks a lot Rachel! So sweet ... Have a nice weekend too :) Hope you have a bunch of fun!

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Shopping for more ... it's ok lah. It's hard to find the round shapes bento box here. Sometimes find one but too big or too small. This one is perfect for me with 2 tiers :)

so many cute touches in here - the monkey is cut perfectly and the banana is adorable, i love the edamame skewers with the leaf picks, and the mango flowers and kamaboko are such bright accents. lovely set-up as usual too, with the background and cute hashi!

have a great weekend lia, hope your slow move is going well :-)

hahaa...seems like the little monkey is welcoming the weekend in opened hands. So adorable.
Have a great weekend.

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan for your sweet comment! We are excited to move but so many things to pack :) Hope you have a great weekend too and get the new apartment soon!

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! Have a great weekend too :)

Kawaii! And the mango looks really beautiful like this, yum!

@gnoegnoe : Thanks a lot Gnoe! Have a nice weekend :)

Such a fun-looking lunch! I really like the monkey. :)

Have a good weekend, too!

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou! Enjoy your weekend too ;)

Awww, the monkey would make anyone smile back. The mango almost looks unedible. They're so perfectly cut!

Have a lovely weekend!

What a nice happy monkey to celebrate Friday!! We're having lots of rain here today, yuck!

@Xiao Yen Recipes : Thanks a lot for your kind comment as always :)

@Jenn : Thanks a lot Jenn! Wow so lucky ... Enjoy you weekend Jenn :)

A monkey themed bento is so much fun! Have a fab weekend Lia!

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! Have a great weekend too :)

Thanks Lia for such a detail explaination. Isaac love mango very much, but becuase of this brownish issue, I didnt pack mango for him. Maybe next time I should also spray some lemon juice on mango. Thank (*.*)

Such a cute monkey!!! Love all the colors... so bright and cheery!

@Vanessa : No problem! Hope that can help :)

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice!

I love the cheeky monkey face ^^

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy!

Lia, this is late. But the monkey is so so cute! And the bananas too! Love it.

@Rachel Yukiko Perez : Thanks a lot Rachel! I always happy to have your comment :)

Hehe, this little one made me smile, I have the same smile he has on Friday's too :-)

@Ceinwyn/Ingrid : Thanks a lot Ingrid!