Monday, October 10, 2011

Roadtrip Jackolantern Bao Bento

tiffinRoadtrip Jackolantern Bao Bento by sherimiya ♥
Roadtrip Jackolantern Bao Bento, a photo by sherimiya ♥ on Flickr.
Yes, we took a roadtrip this weekend, which called for a picnic-style tiffin bento set the two kids could share in the backseat. It was the perfect chance to make Jack-O-Lantern baos, don't you think? If you haven't tried it, you'll find that char siu baos are super easy to "carve" -- I've done it a lot. You can either slice off the top layer of brown to reveal the fluffy white bread underneath, or (much easier), simply push in the cut areas to suggest a 3D effect. Cool, right? Each kid got their own tiffin with their own personal Jack, plus I added a couple of tiny carved cherry tomatoes, a broccoli "stalk", carrots, and Okinawan sweet potato slices. The third tier is packed with corn and fruit for the two of them to share. The best thing about these car trip bentos is that everything is finger-friendly and basically mess- and waste-free. Love that. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Columbus Day!

9 comments:

  1. love it love it love it!!! what's inside the bao btw? any fillings? I am not sure if they sale it here :( never seen any :(:(

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  2. These are char siu filled (roast pork) - very delicious! Are you sure? Maybe you can find it in Chinatown. They are quite common here. Thanks Lina!

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  3. Cool 3D effect! Fun fun fun roadtrip with those Jackolantern bao. Carving lesson needed here Sheri hehehe ... (^.^)

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  4. Thanks Lia; my technique is very simple - anyone can do it easily ^_^

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  5. Super cute. I love the 3D effect. You are just so talented! How do you make the carrot flowers? I always thought they are lovely.

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  6. Thanks Rina! For the carrots I make a V-shaped cut all down the length of the carrot, then rotate a bit and make another cut, then repeat until I've made 5 cuts (or so) all the way around. Does that make sense? I should maybe make a pictorial to show. I've been asked to explain before.^_^

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  7. Thanks for sharing Sheri.I'll give it a try.

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  8. Love these! They're too cute with their little ones(cherry tomato Jacks)! I like the green flowers on the corn cobs too! ;D

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