Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ninja Musubi Bento


Ninja Musubi Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
I haven't used this bento box in a long time, but it's a good one. It's deep and just right to fit these silicone cups to keep the foods separated in a pleasing, symmetrical manner. I made turkey-broccoli-oat burgerettes that I slathered with homemade sauce (ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic) in one cup, then added steamed broccoli in the next. The center spot contains a mixed rice ball covered in nori to suggest a ninja; and yes, I know it would have been more stunning to have used white rice but hey! He's an ethnic ninja. I added some pink carrot throwing stars and a pick for a dagger. He also got sliced Okinawan sweet (purple) potato, more carrots, peapods and yellow cherry tomatoes to fill in gaps. The fruit cup has grapes and strawberries. The lid is transparent and slightly raised so the food is snugly packed into place. It was really cute with the lid on, but I forgot to take a picture.  My boy said he knew right away it was a ninja by his eyes. Or maybe he remembered the other ninja I made for his sister. Success!

17 comments:

  1. Different style of ninja, cool! Sometimes I forgot how flexible silicone cup is that we can squeeze it in our bento box :p The whole box is very colorful and delicious ... d(^.^)b

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  2. Ninja diversity! Love it. :) This IS a special bento.

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  3. Love the ethnic ninja! When I was little, I always wanted a Barbie with brown hair, diversity is important. ;o)

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  4. Thanks Lia, Debra and Shannon.
    You are right! Diversity is a part of life and we should not shy away from that. Ethnic ninja pride!

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  5. Love your always colourful bento! And this ninja is definitely a cute one! You are so creative!

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  6. Love your ninja musubi!!! He totally looks hidden and ready for action! :)

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  7. These are amazing! Your kids are lucky to be sent off with such ingenious and tasty looking lunches.

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  8. Haiya! Your ninja man is really cool and am sure yummy too! Haha! Again, love your presentation and turkey-broccoli-oat burgerettes?!? How did you do that?

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  9. Everything is so colorful and delicious looking! :D

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  10. wow, carrots shurikens! Ninjas are my favorite characters.. I believe the bento contents disappeared like in a smoke cloud. ^_^

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  11. Thanks Yenny, Susan, diddylove, Oscar Devonian, Xelia, Jenn and karaimame! So so sweet of all of you! Really appreciate your comments and support!

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  12. the dagger and throwing stars are awesome! such clever but do-able little details are what bring your bentos to life in such a special way.

    and "ethnic ninja" made me laugh for some reason :-)

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  13. Gosh this is so creative. Hats off to ya!!!

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