Bentolicious #241
Happy Friends Bento

Last week, it had rained a lot and strangely this week the weather becomes very hot. I cannot tell now whether we are in the rainy season or dry season. I think the weather just went crazy lately. Today's bento for the kids was made pretty quick. I used deco furi to color the rice, but you can use tomato sauce if you don't have deco furi. I used carrot, nori, jelly ball, and egg white plus food pick to make the other parts. I can say that the characters were made less than 15 minutes. No request from the kids for a specific characters this time, so I chose the simple one to do. Hope this can still bring a smile to their faces.

I received a few emails from working moms, saying that they were interested to make charaben bento for their kids but did not have much time to do it because they had to go to the office in the morning. So this bento probably will be a good example with a simple and a quick to-do character. You don't need to spend hours to prepare this bento for sure.
Inside the box : rice, veggies rolled with thin slices beef and cooked with teriyaki sauce, tamagoyaki, and mini tofu puffs topped with fried chili and shallot.
Bentolicious #240
Green King Bento

Hi all! How are you?
I hope you all are doing great and healthy this week. I had a bento break last week because the kids were taking lunches from school catering. Little A joins 2 extra curricular activities on Tuesday and Wednesday after school time this semester. This is good because usually the school finishes at 2PM and he has to wait for Big A until 3PM. With the extra curricular, he will also finish at 3PM. As usual, I left him to choose the activities that he wanted to join. Last semester he chose chess and this time he chose Chinese language and drawing. I was a bit surprise when he chose Chinese language as I knew that was not his favorite subject at school. As for drawing, I think he always got inspired by his sister. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (both using @bentolicious IDs) then you will know that Big A loves to draw Manga. I posted some of her works on Instagram that usually I linked to my Twitter.
Another new update, some of you probably already knew about it. I started to write bento articles with step-by-step pictorial for My Paper, Singapore. The article is published every Friday and I will write for 8 issues. The first bento article was out last Friday. If you want to check out the online version then you can click on here. Unfortunately, the article is on Chinese. I would to thank Maureen, Miss Tam Chiak for the opportunity. I hope the article will be helpful for the bento beginners and more and more people will get into the bento making. I love to do it to take a small part to spread the bento love hehehe :)

Inside the box : veggies fried rice, fried middle wings, chili sauce (inside the Hello Kitty container), cherry tomatoes, pandan pudding with strawberry.