Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mini Sushi Bento II


Mini Sushi Bento II, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
I've been hearing about the Japan Society Virtual Bento Box Battle for awhile now, and last weekend tried to think of what kind of bento to make. Reading over the qualifications, one of the statements stuck out to me: Representations of iconic Japanese foods, landmarks, customs, or public figures.

Well, I love iconic foods of Japan, especially sushi! Then I realized that I hadn't made a mini bento in awhile; why not make a mini sushi bento? Some of you who know me from flickr remember my mini bento set, which sprang from my joint love of miniatures and bento. In fact, I had made a mini sushi bento before, and it was a lot of fun! I figured, why not make another one to symbolize and honor this iconic food of Japan? So here is my mini faux sushi bento (part II), submitted to Japan Society.

From left: maguro (actually a piece of roasted red pepper), yellowtail (steamed satsumaimo), unagi (teriyaki chicken), salmon (raw carrot with mozzarella), and ikura (red quinoa). The rice for the nigiri is actually cut from mozzarella cheese stick. The wasabi is green-dyed cream cheese and the pickled ginger is shredded carrot. All nori details are real nori. The platter is a sheet of nori as well, and it rests upon a pb&j sandwich. I added maroon carrot/cilantro flower details, and in the other section I put clementines and a cherry tomato to show scale.

Have you entered the contest? I believe the deadline has been extended to Monday, April 5th, so you still have time to create something to submit! Have fun!

24 comments:

  1. AWESOME! i love all your minis, but this one is really special - such careful detailed work. i peeped it on the japan society flickr set this morning and said to myself, hey, i don't think i've seen that on HLB yet, hope sheri gives me details soon! well, my wish was granted ;-)

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  2. Uh huh! I adore your adorable minis! I thought the exact thing as Megan! Except I wish for you to do more minis!

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  3. So great, and I love the iconic Japanese sushi placed atop the all-American PBJ. Amazing as always.

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  4. love this and hope you do well!

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  5. whatttttttttttttttt the deadline has been extended?!?! where did you hear that?? i have been killing myself all day trying to finish in time!!

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  6. Hi megan, I didn't realize there was a flickr set until Debra's post. I submitted before we left on vacay just in case we got waylaid, but now I have time to write it up properly! It's cool to see everyone's entry there, with you so promptly leading us off! Thanks a lot!

    Thanks Debra! I know, I'll have to do more minis in the summer when the school bento doesn't leave me in the dark with no more natural light leftover!

    Thanks Simone; didn't even think of the pbj connector til you brought it up! Clever!

    Thanks javapot!

    Laura, it's on their website! Haha! Now you can relax intead of worrying about it all weekend :)

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  7. I love your minis too! Great job on the sushi- I love how they look exactly like the actual thing! It's so perfect... down to the wasabi and ginger!!! :D

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  8. Thanks Susan! Will have to try a handroll and tiny maki and inarizushi next time!

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  9. this is so awesome! So small and so cute! I love all your cute little mini Sushi! <3 It's just great! Thanks so much for sharin! *__*

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  10. The humor and sweetness of this deftly crafted mini sushi bento are are joy to behold, sherimiya! It has me totally "in smiles"!!

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  11. Amazing amazing!!! Your miniatures are so skillful and beautiful!

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  12. absolutely amazing Sheri! I'm sending this to my mom, just for fun! hehe, so cute.

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  13. Thanks a lot Token!
    Glad to send along a smile bentobird :)
    Thanks Jenn!!
    Thanks Rachel; hope she gets a kick out of it, haha!

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  14. oh! I just love this!Reminds me of someone on fliskr who did a miniature bento inside his/her bento. That was smart too.

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  15. Great idea! Love those little cute Japanese iconic food. Your bento ideas never fail to inspire others Sheri, thanks :D

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  16. Thanks mook! I know which bento you're talking about. I think it was Sakurako, and I loved it too! Definitely want to try it.

    Thanks a lot tatabonita! Me too, I love mini iconic sushi. You're so sweet to leave such a nice comment! :)

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  17. So pretty and so cute! Your children are very lucky.

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  18. Love mini "sushi" bentos. Nicely done.

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  19. Those are amazing!! I can't believe your creativity!

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  20. Thanks so much Mandy, so sweet!!
    I'm mini-obsessed :)

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  21. awww, the mini nigiri is gorgeous! I want some full size one too!

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  22. Thanks sushi stu! Haha, minis are cute, but can't beat the real ones :D

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