Bentolicious #185
My twin bento is actually an identical bento for the kids. So they always get exactly a same bento. Of course I don't always buy the same bento boxes for them but I have some bento boxes, same size and shape, only different in color. As you can see from the picture, my girl took the pink 2-tiers box and the boy took the yellow one. I love to use same bento boxes for them because it saved me a lot of time to put everything inside. Basically just copy and 'paste' from one to the other box :) Big A seems ok this morning, still have a little cough but I think she can do her swimming test very well. I made these simple rabbits with rabbit head shaped cutter and clover cutter. As clover means lucky leaf, so these rabbits are lucky rabbits. I hope they bring luck to Big A. I ran out fish ball and kamaboko, so I used hard boiled egg to make the rabbit. Just punched the cutter on the hard boiled egg and for the clover just soaked them in water with green food coloring. Linked this bento to What's For Lunch Wednesday.

I bought Hippomum's new bento book. I love this book! You can check on her blog chaRa-beN workout and the book can be ordered online from the book store here. Her bento book contains 141 pages written in Chinese which give me so much benefit because I can read it. A lot of tips and step-by-step pictures, so don't worry if you can't read Chinese. The pictures are pretty clear to tell you how to make the kyaraben bento. She is one of the creative & talented bento moms and she is very neat for every details in her bento making. Some recipes are available too at the back.


Whoa...I do the same arrangement as yours. Pink box for girl and yellow box for boy. far so good..let's see later on.. good luck for big A. I believe she will feel encouraged by these lucky rabbits :p

The rabbits are so cute, Lia! What did you use for the nose, is it mini jelly? Where can i buy it?

Lia, these are too cute! F would love them (we just saw the movie Hop last weekend and she got to do bunny pics for Easter, so she's on a bunny kick).

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! My boy don't mind to bring pink, red or other girly colors. But I prefer other colors too like yellow, green and blue :)

@mama elaine : Thanks a lot Yul! I used jelly balls for the nose. Come with 2 sizes, big and small. I love to use the small one for bento. I get it from the supermarket here. Hope you can find it at your local supermarket there :)

@Shannon : Thanks a lot Shannon! My kids haven't saw Hop movie yet. Will go to watch soon :) BTW, you just remind me that Easter is coming soon.

This is so cute!!

@Uniflame : Thanks a lot Cynni!

I'm glad to hear Big A is feeling OK! I love the bunnies, the colors are amazing!

@OhayoBento : Thanks a lot Heather!

So happy to know big A is not that sick today. Hope she keeps well after the swimming session!
Your bunnies are adorable... I always want to buy quail eggs for the bentos but they are unbelievably expensive :(

I just have to know how you managed to keep you bentos neat and tidy when the kids unpack them? Mine seems to get squished, the lid wont close due to the food pids, or the salad and decoratove grass gets bended and ruind. How do you awoid that?
I don't overfill my bentos, but if I put in, lets say an egg, it gets qsuished by the upper tier or the lid

Btw, love your blog. eventhoug I never comment I still follow it daily from mig blog :D

Love Michelle from Denmark.

Whoaaa... you already got that book hehehehe :D. You're always the fastest ;D. I thought the lucky clover was from cake, oh thanks now I get a new idea to make figures from hard boiled egg ^^

The two bunnies are so adorable...!! I hope my nori punchers are going to arrive soon, I have been waiting for ages :(.

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian! Is easy to get the quail eggs here and I think not as expensive as in Finland. Actually I was using chicken egg to make these rabbits :)

@Michelle : Thanks a lot Michelle! I try as much as I can to not overfill the box. But sometimes it's hard to photograph if everything sink too deep. So sometimes I have to add a little bit more and re-arrange after take the picture. But this bento is ok. I'm trying not to re-arrange much, just put the picks to the different position, so I can close the lid :)

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! Saw the book on her flickr account and then made a speedy order for that book hehehe :D

@Cooking Gallery : Thanks a lot CG! Where did you buy your nori puncher? How come it takes so long? Hope you can get it soon :)

What a great idea to make two the same. Do they have the same size appetite? And that way you only have to put the one picture. So cute the clover! Love the bunnies.

Oh my goodness they are so cute and tasty i'm :)

@sheri fujihara chen : Thanks a lot Sheri! They pretty much have the same size appetite. Sometimes Little A can have a bigger portion from Big A. But until now, Little A never touched the cherry tomatoes hehehe ... He said he will get the allergic like his Daddy (@.@)

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot Stephanie!

Love the sweet clover bunnies! Thanks for the info about HippoMum's book, she's such a talented and kawaii bento artist.

Have a wonderful day!

@Bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Love to see her bento via Flickr and she is very talented kyaraben bento artist :)

Yike! My comment is gone! :(

@Angeleyes : What happened? Error on my blog?