Bentolicious #165
Today's bento was inspired by Chinese paper cutting and the pattern was copied from one of the Chinese paper cut for year of the Rabbit. Instead of red paper, I used red egg sheet and my X-acto knife to cut the pattern. I couldn't use the same spot as usual to take the picture and this picture was taken in the kitchen, and it came out a little bit dark and I lost the details on the rabbit's body *sigh*. Inside the box : tiny oranges, char siu pork, and stir fry veggies (green beans, yellow beans, carrots).
Today, I feel a lot of better from my cough. Try to eat healthy, drink a lot of water and still avoid to use antibiotic to recover. I'm glad that the kids are healthy, hope they will not catch the same bugs as me. The weather has been crazy from the weekend, like one hour was so hot and the next our was rainy ... it changed every hour. This year, I won't host the Chinese New Year celebration at my house. We haven't decided yet where will be the place to celebrate with the whole family. I think will be either at my parents' house or in a restaurant. I baked some pineapple tarts with my mom and my sister last week, and the tarts were almost gone even before the celebration started :) Hope everyone has a great week ahead!


So so pretty and traditional, I really love it!! Looks like painstaking cutting and work here. So gorgeous Lia.
I wish we had 2 or even 1 week off for Chinese new year. So glad to hear your cough is getting better and you're feeling better. Yay!

This is so pretty! You are always good at cutting details. :)
Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

Happy Chinese New Year! Hope you recover soon. this bento is really impressive and festive looking :)

This is amazing work..very detailed!
and you made pineapple tarts! Wish to see some of your bakes, Lia :)
Happy Lunar New Year

ckckck... kagum beneran ini mah euy... rapih, apik bener..

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@ChantaleP : Thanks a lot Chantale! We only have 1 day off for CNY celebration here on this Thursday. Want to take the kids to see the dragon and lion dance later :)

@shoppingmum : Thanks a lot Amy! Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too :)

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy! Hope you have a great time with family and friends on Chinese New Year :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! I showed the picture of your pineapple tarts and my mom said they are so pretty! 新年快乐!恭喜发财!

@mama elaine : Thanks a lot Yuli buat comment-nya! Cuacanya juga lagi nggak bagus Yul. Semoga semuanya cepat sembuh yah! Banyak minum, istirahat yg banyak, minum imboost buat menaikkan daya tahan tubuh :)

I love your papercut Lia! I was hoping to do papercut too! But not nearly as ambitious as this one. I would use a tiny radish, heh!
Glad you are feeling better just in time for CNY!

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! Can't wait to see your paper cut on tiny radish. That will be so mini and awesome! Glad to get better and lost 1kg so can eat more on CNY bwahahaha ... :D

Happy Chinese New Year ... what a great bento!!!
I can never make such pattern with my X-acto knife *seriously* ... you're such a great bento artist.

Wow, Lia! That is so intricate and beautiful. Happy New Year to you! :)

WOW so intricate~


Hi Lia! So glad you are feeling better, hope its 100% soon!! Ah, what beautiful and intricate bento art you've shared here. The wonderful vivid red and harmonious rabbit design are so special--truly unique!

Pineapple tarts--the flavor of happiness :D

Mbak Liaaaaa... You're AMAZING!!!! OMG, it's awesome. Bad light is indeed a big problem, but I still can see the bunny's body detail :D. Yes, get that 1kg back! Hehehehe... Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Xi Gong Xi ^^

wow...great work and sooo pretty!!! How long you take to cut this??? So neat and with those tiny tiny details...really impressive, Lia. I wanted to make something like this...but then..heheh...too ungly to show out...hahaha. Love the bunny chocolate painting and thanks for the details instruction..have to try it one day. 恭喜发财,新年快乐!!!

Happy Lunar New Year Lia!!
The cutting is so detail.. nice!! :)

so pretty, traditional and amazing cutting skill :)
Happy Lunar new year for you and family

nicely bento always..

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@Just a MOM : Thanks a lot Lin! You can, believe me ;)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! Happy Chinese New Year too to you and your family :)

@Steph : Thanks a lot Steph for your kind comment!

@Bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Now is like 99,9% hehehe ... Pineapple tarts is our favorite bake for CNY. Can't stop eating them :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Ta! Lost 1kg and will gain more than 1kg later LOL :D

@Emily Ng : Thanks a lot Emily! Took me about 45 mins. to cut it because don't want to tear the egg sheet apart ;) 新年快乐!万事如意!

@Rachel Hei : Hi Rachel! Thanks a lot! Happy CNY too :)

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! Hope you are feeling better now and happy CNY to you and your family :)

@3sna : Thanks a lot Esna! I will check on your new blog soon :)

Lia, this is totally amazing! I cannot believe you hand cut the whole thing, it is simply beautiful.

Ya ampun mbak...ckckckck...bener2 kemampuan mbak Lia untuk detail nggak ada tandingannya deh!!!Niat banget and telaten banget. I think this is not ordinary bento, it's an art! >.<

wow wow wow....that's unbelieveible. I can't even do that on a piece of regular paper >.<

@Shannon : Thanks a lot Shannon!

@Sysyl : Thanks a lot Sysyl! You are so sweet :)

@Tifanny Yang : Thanks a lot Tifanny!

I was stun by your CNY egg sheet cutting. U are realli good at this :) Wish you and your family a Happy Chinese Luna New Year.

@Cuisine Paradise : Thanks a lot Ellena! Wish a Happy Chinese New Year too to you and your family! Hope you all are having a great time together :)

Simply amazing work Lia! Happy Chinese New Year!

@Pikko : Thanks a lot Pikko! Happy Chinese New Year to you and family :)

Happy Chinese New Year! :)
Very creative!

@Sneige : Thanks a lot!