Bentolicious #090
I made this little mouse in pajama quick bento from the dinner leftover plus the omurice that I made this morning. I put chikuwa stuffed with baby carrot, carrot & chayote stir fry, and bulgogi. The white collar and the pocket of pajama were made of tofu. The little mouse were made of pink-white kamaboko that I cut with various round cutters.

Yesterday I received Susan Yuen's Hawai'i's Bento Box Cookbook - 2nd Course. I was really excited and my kids also. They just opened page by page and the only sound that I could hear was "wuah cute!" over and over again. And Audrey started to point out the picture on the book and said "mommy could you make this one for my lunch" ....."mommy could you make this one for my snack" Well a lot of requests there :D

Susan Yuen's book is my first bento book in English. Sure I won't miss out her second book that was just released this April. Susan put a lot of bento samples with ingredients and step by step instructions on how to make it, very clear and easy to follow. The book also contains various recipes that we can put in the bento. I learn a lot from Susan's book and blog as she is a great bento maker and she is very humble. I am sure all of you will benefit reading her books and blog. And I am happy to put these 2 great bento books in my book collections. I'm sure all of you can make fun lunches too after you reading her book.
You can buy Susan Yuen's books from :
Amazon Online Store
1st Hawai'i's Bento Box Cookbook - Fun Lunches For Kids

Amazon Online Store
2nd Hawai'i's Bento Box Cookbook - More Fun Lunches For Kids

And you can read her blog at :
Hawaii's Bento Box Cookbook, Bentos and More for Kids


Such a cute mouse in pajamas bento. You always make perfect egg sheet!
I shall get myself these 2 books too as my first bento book. Believe it or not, I'm yet to have one! :D

Cutie shirt!

Such a cute mouse in pajamas pocket! Love him!
I got my book too, yippee! I hope some of Susan's expertise will rub off on me, hehe!

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Those 2 books are worth it to have. You can order online via Amazon, they ship worldwide :)

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! Love Susan's book ... hope I can get the splash of her talent too ;) So, her book will be your first charaben bento book then hehehe :D

Hi Lia, It's so exciting to get Susan's book. I've ordered one and it should be arriving any day now. Can't wait to see what's inside and what your next creation will be!

Oh my, your bento is so cute! I can't stand it. I'm jealous ;)
I'm thinking about buying those two books, too.

Oh Lia, thank you so much for the lovely post about my books! I am the one who is always inspired by your wonderful works of bento art! Once more you have outdone yourself- this mouse bento is absolutely wonderful! Your bentos are not only beautiful to look at but delicious as well! Amazing!

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! Hope you get Susan's book soon :)

@Lil'chan : Hi Lil'chan! Welcome back and thanks a lot for your kind comment :)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! You are too kind ... I'm just happy that I can learn a lot from you and the others too. Your works are very inspiring for me and for others. Wish you all the best and will be waiting for the 3rd book hehehe :)

Hi Lia, loves your mouse in the pocket. really great idea..wonder where you get all these ideas everyday for your kids' bento?!
Love Susan's books too..really wish to own them for my future references..hope can get a splash of her talent too!!

I was just flipping on my bento book this morning which I bought from the bookshop last December. Thought of making something but first let me go thru your previous posts...hehee...need to copy from you. : Thanks a lot Jasmine! Ideas are coming from everywhere ... bento book, kid's story book, various shapes of cutter, etc. Yes, if you can order the books online ... they are really nice to have, really helpful :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! hahaha ... you are most welcome to copy it. I also get the idea from here and there :D Hope to see it on your blog soon!

What a cute little mouse! He looks so cheery. :)

the mouse in the pajama pocket is so funny and clever, i love this idea! you are full of fun ideas, lia. and well-executed as always - the dinner leftovers look delicious, and everything is neat and pretty.

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou!

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! Don't be too scare with the little mouse ... it very friendly hehehe :D

you n yr bento book envy!
^_^, i've been aiming the susan yuen bento book too...wanna grab one soon soon..

Aww the little mouse in the pajama pocket is so cute!! What a great idea :D

what a great blog! i bet your kids are spoiled! i wish you were my mom :)

It is so cute. I can't wait to get Susen Yuen's book. Lucky you. So is that the cat's pajamas the mouse is in? lol!

sorry i've been absent. school is so busy, but I'm glad to take a break by looking at your cute bentos! I love the bright yellow of this one Lia!

The little mouse in pajama is just too cute. It looks happy and comfy to sit inside the pocket..:P.

@Deby Suwito : Thanks a lot Deby! I'm sure you will like those 2 books :)

@Jenn : Thanks a lot!

@mr. pineapple man : Thanks a lot!

@Lyndsey : hahaha ... the little mouse might be trapped in cat's pajamas. Thanks a lot Lyndsey! Your comment just make me smile :)

@Rachel : Thanks a lot Rachel to leave your comment although you are very busy! Very appreciate it ... Hope everything is going smooth at the school :)

@Rachel Hei : Thanks a lot Rachel!

Love your sweet bedtime scene bento--ah, so adorable Lia. Also loved reading about Susan's book and your kids excited reactions to it!

If somebody looks for a birthday present for you, she/he will know exactly what you like. :)

Bento always makes me hungry.

Cute little mousie there!!!!
YOu bought Susan's book??? Aiyo... I still can't get them... thought of asking a friend to help me buy and ship over to me.

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Audrey is especially very interested in bento books ... I think because she is more 'art' than Andrew :)

@Indonesia-Eats : Thanks a lot Pep! Hahaha ... you are so right :)

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! Just in case if your friend can't get it for you just order it from Amazon online store, their shipping take about 7-10 days to South East Asia :)

You have such meticulous handy work. It's a pj? Wow! So cute!

@Xiao Yen Recipes : Thanks a lot! Yes, that is PJ hehehe :)

I want this pajama becomes a real one for me - that would be my cutest pajama hehehe :D. Wow, congrats for the new book collection. And still... I can't wait to buy the Indonesian's first one ever written by Lia Chen ehehehehe :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! Always so sweet ... Wuah I don't have that courage to write a book. I think I am happy enough with blogging and learning from others hehehe :)

aww the mouse is so cute! I am a lover of all rodents like mouse, hamster, rats hehe

@noobcook : hehehe ... I know, you even have the hamster pet. Thanks a lot Wiffy :)