Bentolicious #118
Hope everyone had a great weekend and ready to start the new week! Today's bento didn't require a lot of efforts, I just made the 2 pigs from rice onigiri and put them inside silicone cups. The ears were made from fish ball, eyes were from nori and fish ball. I run out the pink kamaboko so I decided to use pink dyed hard boiled egg. Soaked the egg too long while I cooked the veggie and chicken ... made the pink nose too pink :p Oh well! No time to redo it. I used small heart cutter and small straw to make the nose. I saw this from one of my Japanese bento book, pig's nose from upside down heart shapes.
Inside the green box : kumquats, cherry tomatoes, sauteed baby kail-an/Chinese kale with oyster sauce, fried egg, and pan fried chicken.


Looks delicious, as usual! I love the polka dot background. My fave.

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! Polka dot background is my favorite too. Looks simple but fun :)

The pink color doesn't make any less of cuteness of the pig , Lia. Wish u a great starting og the week!

The pink colour is striking, cute. good tips on using heart shape as nose.

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! So sweet of you. Hope you have a good start too :)

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Bobo! Hope the bright pink nose will not give anyone heart attack hahaha :D

The pink nose makes the piggies looks really cute and outstanding! :D
I hope I can find some nice polka dots paper too for background, love them!

Cute little piggies. :D

Hi Lia, The two piggies are so cute looking and are too pretty to eat ;))

Hi Lia

I love your bento blog, your lovely creations never fail to cheer me up.

Under your influence, I have been collecting the bento books and would like to ask for the ISBN number of the book that you gave out on your 1st anniversary celebration. Thanks very much in advance.

p/s: really look forward to seeing more wonderful creations :)


@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Perhaps you can try to find it from your Art & Supplies store. Let me know if you want me to send it from here :)

@SIG : Thanks a lot!

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann!

@Wai Leng : Thanks a lot Wai Leng for your kind comment! Glad that you like my blog. The ISBN that you were asking for the bento book are ISBN-10: 4751108700
ISBN-13: 978-4751108703. You can find it from Kinokuniya bookstore or buy it online from :)

That is sooo cool! Love the super pink nose. hehe.. Getting the kid ready for last week of summer day camp and it is sooo hard to be inspired right now. I'm just loving going through all your bento pics! Have a great day Lia!


pretty & cute little the pink color nose. ^.^

@Chantale : Thanks a lot Chantale! You are one creative person I know ... Don't worry, a lot of ideas coming soon on your way :)

@Kurosakurambou : Thanks a lot!

@emilynpf : Thanks a lot Emily!

I actually like the pinkest upside down snouts!! They are made more adorable that way. I love the piggy picks too! Whr did you geht them?

@Xelia : Thanks a lot Xelia! The piggy picks are from Daiso. You can check it out. Matching flag picks and sauce bottles are available too :)

Such cute little piggies...the bento looks yummy!

Look at those cute piglets!! It's sad that the bento frenzy came to Indo so late, I never had the chance getting cute bento from my mum...Maybe one day I should make some bento for my future kid(s) ;).

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou for your sweet comment!

@Cooking Gallery : Thanks a lot! You can always start by packing your own lunch too ;)

I love the super pink noses! As Farmer Hoggett says to Babe, "That'll do pig." ^.o.^

the piggies are sooo adorable! I like it bright pink! Makes them stand out even more! what a great idea to use the heart as nose! Does your kids eat all the lettuce too and come home with an empty bento box?

I love the bright pink noses...look like they have a cold:). Must copy it next time - it was piggies for me today too :)

@Sonoma Bento : Thanks a lot SB!

@Mrs. P : Thanks a lot Mrs. P! Actually my kids never eat the lettuce in the bento box that I put, as I just use it for divider between food or like in the blue box, I just use it for taking picture purpose only ... the actual blue box that kids took was just 2 piggies onigiri without lettuce :)

@notabrownbag : Thanks a lot Mils! We are bento bff ... we think alike hahaha :D

Awww... those little piggies are just too cute!

Chicken and egg finds its way into lots of my bento lately too! But I wish I had some cute piggies to go along with them!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! How about piggies from egg?

Enough said. Love the piggies just the way they are! Oink oink! Cheers / Karen = )

Your bentos never fail to cheer my day. The piggies are adorable and esp love their pink noses :D

So cute!!! I have missed your posts Lia! :) Hope you had a great summer. :)

Squeals! Love the piggies, love the little hats and hot-pink heart snouts--darling and so fun, Lia!!

@anna2003 : hehehe ... Thanks a lot Karen!

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! Missed your bento a lot too ... we have summer like everyday here :D

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Glad that you love it :)