Bentolicious #189
Happy Monday! Week by week passed very quick. I have been busy last week with some matters so I was not online much for blogging and tweeting. I will try to reply some of your comments after posting this. Kids' lunches have been provided by school catering last week during my absence to make bento. This morning, I am back to prepare kids' bento. I cooked beef & potato stew in my rice cooker. My rice cooker is multi-functions rice cooker that not only can cook rice in it but also it can be used to cook soup, stew, porridge, and some other functions. It is very convenience for cooking in the morning. Especially to cook stew, it is very quick plus meats are tenderized too. I don't know about other kids but my kids are a little bit choosy when it comes to beef. Most of the time when I cook beef for them, I have to cook it very tender. Otherwise, they won't eat it and complain that the beef is too hard to bite. I put beef & potato stew in the thermal box. And inside the stainless box, I put stir fried chayote, salted duck egg, cherry tomatoes, and rice rolls. Decorated the plain rice rolls with grandpa rabbits. I used hard boiled egg, nori, egg white sheet, jelly balls, and hat picks to make the grandpa rabbits. Happy bentoing!!


day by day i always waiting your blog post mbak lia... hehehehe 'cause it very inspiring me. now i'm amazed that you can make the boiled egg yolk very perfect without any chunk there ^_^

@Oen Priyanto : Thanks a lot for your sweet comment!

it looks so sweet and very tasty. i'm very impressed and inspired - very clever of you to take, hard-boiled eggs for the rabbits.

Cute grandpa rabbits!

I want to ask for tips, i hope you don't mind. :)

How did you stick the eggsheet to the boiled egg and the nori to egg sheet? i can't stick it properly to the eggsheet.


@Ni-chan : Thanks a lot Ni-chan!

@mama elaine : Thanks a lot Yuli! I used angel hair pasta to stick both nose and the white egg sheet (lower part of the face) and I put a little bit of olive oil to stick the white egg sheet on the part of hard boiled egg (eyes).

Lia, these are so perfect! The rabbits are just too cute.

Glad to see you back Lia! I've been gone from bento all week too. Hope I can study yours so I remember how to make it again! Love the bunnies in this hearty bento. I see you're using the thermal for hot lunch? Do the kids like it? Enjoy your evening :o)

Your kids are sure lucky to have you as their dedicated mom.

funny grandpa bunnies lia, i love their beards and hats, like they are retired and get to let their hair grow out and spend their days in the garden or the park!

i love stew from the rice cooker... it does all the work for me! your beef and potato stew looks so comforting, will taste great with the rice from under the bunnies :-)

Lia, you are really the right person to create with eggs! Wonderful rabbits, so cute! And the bento box... so nice it reflects the background ^^, looks adorable :)

So original, smiling from your sweet bento and megan's wonderful description of these retired bunny grandpas in her comment, lol!

Such a caring and dedicated mom you are to take such care with these beautiful bentos and cooking them "just so" to your kids liking!

@Melanie : Thanks a lot Melanie! So happy to read your comment again and to have you back in bento-ing :)

@sheri fujihara chen : Thanks a lot Sheri! You are a talented bento mom. I don't think you will have problem to make your wonderful bento again, even after one week break ;) For some foods like stew, my kids prefer to eat it while it still hot or at least warm enough. So thermal is very useful at this point :)

@May : Thanks a lot May! I am a lucky mom too because I have kids that eat my bento, otherwise will be a waste hahaha ... :D

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! Love that story for the grandpa bunnies hehehe ... Rice cooker is so convenience these days! I just need to put everything inside and it will do the work me \(^.^)/

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian! I know I use a lot of eggs for my bento hehehe ... But eggs always ready in the fridge, so very convenience to use plus my kids never say no to egg *big grin*

@Bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Love her description too. Makes my bento more alive. I am happy when the kids finish all the foods that I cook for them in the bento. For my simple cooking, that is a big reward :)

Hi Lia. I'm new to your blog, but boy am I impressed! love how you use ingredients that otherwise would never make it into the bento, like the jelly ball. I'll be on the lookout for your next creations!