Bentolicious #237
Tenorikuma Bento - Happy Valentine's Day!

This morning started with a huge disappointment for my kids. They planned to bring some homemade chocolates with cute shapes to share with their classmates. I melted the chocolate last night and filled it into some cute chocolate molds. Turned out that I bought wrong chocolates type and a disaster happened this morning when I tried to get them out from the mold. They were too soft, so no way I could get them out without ruining the shapes. The only thing that I could do was to pop them in the fridge after the kids left for school. Anyway, I promised the kids to make something else for sharing this week. If they still want to bring chocolates then I will have to run to the baking supplies store tomorrow and get the right chocolates.

For today's bento, I made Tenorikuma - one of the Sanrio characters. Actually, Tenorikuma is a group of racoons who run a coffee shop called Tenorikuma. They are so small, only 4cm height so they can fit in your palm. The one that I made called Latte. He is the unique one with red heart on his left ear. We don't have many merchandises for this character here. In fact, I haven't found any of Tenorikuma's merchandise from any stores that I usually visit. I saw this character from the Sanrio site and thought this would be fun to make for the kids' bento.

Hope you all have a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day! As for me, I will always celebrate love everyday in my life :)

Inside the box : rice, beef stuffed with veggies - cooked with bulgogi sauce, cherry tomatoes, quail eggs cooked with Indonesian yellow spices, and stir fry Chinese cabbage & mushroom.


Happy Valentine's Day Lia..^^

Love this cute little racoon!
oh..sorry to hear the chocolates did turn out the way they supposed to be..
Happy Valentine's Day!

Aww, too bad about the chocolate. But another chance to make more :) I don't know this character, but they sound cute!

@Rachel Hei : Happy Valentine's Day too Rachel! Hope you have a great time to celebrate :)

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Florence! No worries, not everyday is a perfect day. Kids will get over it after school, I hope hehehe ... :D

@sheri fujihara chen : Thanks a lot Sheri! I think I have to redo it since I already bought so many chocolate boxes. Don't want to waste them :)

Happy Valentine's Day, Lia..

So sorry about the chocolate disaster, i think the kids will understand it.

Love the raccoon.. thanks for introduce me to other sanrio character. It is so cute.

Hi Lia..I really love your bento.. it inspires me to try to make one.. So sorry about the chocolate.., hopefully you'll find the right chocolate to mold. Btw, I'm curious what do you use for the Tenorikuma's ear and tail, nose and scarf? Happy Val's Day! Cheers

Happy valentine's day, Lia
she looks cute and deeply in love LOL
well, i don't mind to receive that chocolate in my house hahahaa kidding...

@mama elaine : Happy Valentine's Day too Yul! Kids will be okay but I have to keep my promise to make something this week :)

@Bonnita : Thanks for your kind comment! I use egg sheets to make those parts that you asked. You can find the pictorial in this blog under Tips section (upper menu). Hope you have fun creating your own bento! (^.^)

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Happy Valentine's Day too Yen! hahaha ... We need to meet first lah :)

Oh wow, that is the cutest raccoon ever! So cute and I love all the tiny details! aw.. hope your kids weren't too disappointed with the chocolates. I never try to melt chocolates because it always turns out so goopy. lol. Happy Valentine's day to you Lia!

@ChantaleP : They were forgetting what happened in the morning after came home from the school. We are good then :) I saw your tweet and now I'm curious what did you do with the pink glitter LOL ... Hope you have fun for Valentine's Day! (^.^)

Oh no, I'm sorry about the chocolate. If there's anything in the kitchen that I'm guaranteed to mess up, it's chocolate, lol. Latte is precious! I've never seen him before... now I want to more :) Gorgeous!

This is so cute! ^^ Happy Valentine's Day, Lia!

That´s so unfortunate your chocolate batch didn't succeed! :( I am now curious to see the next ones, might be super cute ^^!
Lovely raccoon ! It has a ear for the heart ^_^! eheheh!
Hope you and the kids had a wonderful Valentine´s! Sweet smooches to all :*

He is sooo cute! I've never seen that Sanrio character before, but I love him. Your bento skills continue to amaze me. It looks too perfect to eat! Happy Valentine's Day :)

@OhayoBento : It has been awhile for me to play with chocolate. I think I just confused when I bought those chocolates lol ... Thanks Heather! Happy Valentine's Day dear friend :)

@AikoVenus : Thanks Shin! Happy Valentine's Day too! :)

@karaimame : Yes, very unfortunate. But we already forgot about the incident hehehe ... Thanks a lot Lilian! Happy Valentine's Day too to you and your family! *big hugs & kisses*(^.^)

@Natakiya : Thanks a lot Natakiya! You are so sweet to say that. Sometimes I feel bored with my own style of bento making LOL ... *silly*
Happy Valentine's Day dear!

Super duper cute and sweet!~

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot!

Omg this is super cute!!!!! I'm gonna try this out one of these days!

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