Today's bento is for my girl. I made 2 little leaf worms from yellow egg sheet. If last time I used my dry yellow somen for the whiskers, today I used dry pink ume somen. For the head of the leaf worm and its body, I used dry spaghetti to connect them. You can probably notice a small dot just underneath the lips of the leaf worms. I cooked the prawns with egg and bitter melon this morning and try to put a little bit of bitter melon in this bento. I don't think my girl will eat it but just hope she will. To reduce the bitterness, I soaked the slices of bitter melon with salt for couple of minutes and then rinse it. I love to cook the dark green bitter melon rather than the light green bitter melon. The dark green bitter melon was less bitter than the light green one. I remembered when I had a trip to Taiwan, bitter melon juice was quite popular there and the bitter melon used there was a bit different from what we have for cooking. Their bitter melon was white...and the juice was very yummy.
In the square pink box : onigiri with shiso leaf, decorated with leaf worm from yellow egg sheet, nori, and red part of crab stick.
In the oval pink box : fish balls, chicken with oyster sauce, prawns cooked with egg and bitter mellon, slices of hard boiled egg, kumquats, and strawberries.