Bentolicious #105
I finally bought 2 Face Food bento books by Christian D. Salyers and just added them into my bento books collection. Today's bento is inspired by these 2 books. My kids requested me to make Yagami Taichi, one of the characters from their DigiMon (Digital Monsters) DVDs. They had been watching this movies during the school holiday at home. I almost gave up halfway but then decided to finish up the character. I thought I still needed a lot of practice, I missed up so many details because of the time limitation. I think I will not able to make this type of bento too often as I always prepare my kids bento in the morning. And in my opinion, this type of bento can't be made in rush if we want to have a good result. In the end, my kids were pretty happy when they saw this character in their bento box and requested to make another character from Digimon ... oh no!! Inside the box : peanut butter sandwich, fruit bar, gold kiwi, and jelly balls.


That's an awesome bento! My boy would love it, but like you said, I don't have much time for this type of bento too. :P

@shoppingmum : Thanks a lot Amy! I know, with the busy morning ... making this type of bento it's like take forever hehehe :D

Oh my, that is such a fantastic bento Lia! I fully expect that you are going to make your own bento book soon. I am always amazed by your talent and creations!

@susanyuen : Thanks a lot Susan! Very kind comment. I'm having fun with just blogging right now. I'm waiting for your 3rd book, next year? hehehe :)

hohoho...this certainly requires high skill which in your possession, Lia...
just wonder where did you get the blue color from? food color?

Wow that is a lot of work! Well done. And what are jelly balls? They are very cute.

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Yes, I used blue food coloring for the blue color. Just have to be very patient to do this bento hehehe ... Thanks a lot Yen :)

@SIG : Thanks a lot dear! Jelly balls actually are ball shapes jelly that sold in a pack here. We can eat it like that or put in a cool drink / juice :)

Wow! This one is totally cool Mbak Lia! And I completely agree with Susan that you should publish your bento book sooner :D (yes, sooner! and I must be the first receiver of the copy with your autograph hehehehe). Your new book collections sound awesome :D

This is fantastic Lia! You must have a lot of patience to create such a detailed bento! You are so talented, and such a good mom too. :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! Always so sweet and cheerful, miss you. Hahaha ... you are at the same side with Susan oh my :D

@Lyndsey : Thanks a lot Lyndsey for your very encouraging comment! I thought I have a lot of patience but after did this one apparently not LOL :D

So cool, Lia! I agree that a bento book from you would be a delight and a treasure...please consider! Very taken with the bright pastel jellies here. Excellent!

That's awesome! Respect your creative ideas & talented fingers, Lia Chen!

So amazing! Wow that is a lot of work and your kids really appreciate it! Maybe once in awhile, as a treat for them :). As for me, I would need most of the night before to pull it off, hehe!

Yagami looks great, Lia!! Little Egg C said, "Wowwwwww, that looks cool!"

The books look like they would be a great addition to our bento book shelf as well!

@bentobird : Bento friends are so kind with the comments, including you :) Encourage me to learn and explore more. Thanks a lot Jenn!

This kind of bento is totally out for me coz I just don't have the patience! hehehhee Especially with a screaming boy and a cry baby!

Well done Lia!

@kel : Thanks a lot Kel! Ideas always come from all of you too. Hope you have a great day :)

@sherimiya : Oh ya, once in awhile for sure hehehe ... Thanks a lot Sheri!

@kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou! Say hi to Little Egg C ... The books are good for reference but unfortunately they don't show how to do it :)

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! Perhaps when your baby is a bit bigger then you will have more time :)

awesome lia! i am loss for words... beautiful charaben, i dont think i can chew this one!
cheers/karen =)

Wow! This is so so so nice! I don't think I can make this in the morning rush! In fact my boy just requested for a pokemon character in his bento tomorrow! I wonder how, haha...


Awesome! that looks good! I was tempted on doing the main character on Bakugan but I end up doing the balls themselves because I don't have THAT much time. I actually am looking forward to get that Face Food book from the library just to see what they have in it. Yours should be in it! :)

@anna2003 : Thanks a lot Karen!

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Kid's request sometimes makes us challenge our self. Pokemon is my kids favorite too :)

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot!

@Mrs. P : Thanks a lot Mrs. P for your sweet comment! Hope you can find those books from your library soon :)

That is so cool!! I want one! What are the face and hair made of.. And how'd you do the blue shirt? So so amazing Lia!! When I grow up, I want to be just like you. : ) You're such a cool mom!

@Chantale : Thanks a lot Chantale! The face is from bread (roll it until thin and smooth), the hair from egg sheets (egg mixed with light and dark soy sauce), blue part is from crab stick (soake the white part of crab stick into blue food coloring), white part is from crab stick, yellow part is from egg sheet (egg yolk), and nori cut out to make some outline. I gave up to make more nori cut out for outline because my hand start to shaking LOL :D

Lia, I saw one of your face food bento books here. The right side one. When I saw it, I remember of you. :)

@Indonesia-Eats : Hard to find bento related book here. Sometimes I have to buy it from Amazon. But worth it, because I need more reference and keep learning :) Thanks a lot Pep!

That is most people do, buying books online. I remember I bought an Indonesian cookbook from a Singapore online store. It was published by yasaboga and in English. I trust yasaboga quality for Indonesian authentic cookbook.

@Indonesia-Eats : Ah yup! Online store is now much more convenience and it has a quite good selection to choose too :)

So cute and delicious! Yummy!!! :)

you must have such steady hands to do all this fine detail cutting! i'm VERY impressed lia!!

@megan : This is my first attempt. Very kind comment from you, thanks a lot Megan! Will try it again sometimes :)