Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keroppi Rollups Toddler Bento

Keroppi Rollups Toddler Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
It's Keroppi! If you follow my tweets, you'll know that I was so excited to find this vintage Keroppi bento box in a second hand store I was browsing through in Hawaii recently. I was such a big fan of Keroppi as a schoolgirl, which does date me I suppose. Anyone else with me on this?

Anyway, it's such a tiny's really kind of impractical. So, I decided its inaugural use would be as a snack for my toddler. After I made the rollups, though, I realized it was a pretty hefty meal after all. I used a fried egg and rolled with ham, spinach, and grated cheddar cheese, which promptly melted nicely on the hot egg and ham. I added a couple of grape tomatoes for color, which she loves, and in the tiny divided section I put 3 kumquats and some kiwi flowers.

Well, she took one bite of the kumquat and politely handed it back to me. It wouldn't be the first time I was the recipient of half-masticated foodstuffs. Such is the job of the mom, right?

Next time I think I'll slice them up thin and mix them in with pineapple or something else intensely sweet. Ha! I'll figure something out. ^_^


  1. Sheri, your tiny little bento box looks so powerful!! I always admire your bento for freshness and idea ... cute Keroppi box, finally can see the picture (^.^)
    I pass you an award, please pick it up here.

  2. Cute, cute, cute keroppi box and bento! LOL, at least she was polite about returning the kumquat! Sean would have spat them out in my hand. :D

  3. Ha ha, thanks Lia! I love this box so so much! It's so silly 'cuz my girl doesn't care for him at all :)
    Oh, thank you so much for the award, I am so pleased about it!!

    Hi Susan, thanks! Yeah, she just handed it fact I think she was a little sad since she usually loves oranges so much and she was probably surprised this one was so tart :)

  4. So cute! *hands half a kumquats to you* Love the visual.

    This vintage keroppi was a good find, looking at the graphics takes me bake to that era.

  5. Share a kumquat with the one you love.:)

    Yay! I got one to admit to remembering the Keroppi days with me .... !

    Thanks Debra!

  6. kerropi is my fav too. only u would make a simple roll up so colourful. i'm not sure whether i've tried a kamquat though. yes i am familiar with half eaten foods!

  7. Hi javapot,
    Keroppi is so cute. You would think such a cute little orange would be sweet, but it's kind of sour, sadly. I guess many folks around kids will have experience with those rejected foods!

  8. Love the combination used in your roll ups. I've never had a kumquat but they sound interesting :) Well it's more fun to say then anything lol

  9. I can understand why you love Keroppi! It is so cute! I am happy that you found this box ;)
    And you filled it nicely. Those egg rolls are a great idea ^-^

  10. I know, you already got the 101 Award, but I want to let you know, that you are also tagged by me ;D

  11. Another adorable bento from Sheri :D. I'm a huge fan of Keroppi too. Btw, I pass you an award at my blog. Don't forget to pick it up Sheri :D. Have a nice day!

  12. That is such an adorable lunchbox! And how adventurous your kid is to have given the kumquat a shot- I don't think I would have touched it as a kid.

  13. Oh wow...that's such a cute bento box! Your kids are so lucky to have a bento made for them all the time:D I remember when I was studying in Japan, my host mother use to make me a bento everyday:] I'm so glad I came across your blog and saw these awesome pictures of your work, love it!

  14. Thanks Angi! You're right about the kumquat, hehe!

    Hi Lil'chan, thank you !!

    Hi Token, thank you very much for the award, I do appreciate it!!

    Tatabonita, Thank you for the wonderful award, it's soo sweet of you!

    the coffeesnob, Thank you so much! About the kumquat, I might have tried it, but after I tasted it I probably would never have tried it again :)

    ihearthellokitty, hello!! You are sooo sweet to say those nice things, I am so happy to hear it :) That's cool that your host mother made you bento! Wow! Thanks for stopping by! :D

  15. Ahh! I have the same little box! And one with Hello Kitty and another with Badtz Maru. I've had them for-e-ver!!! I was using them with a rubber band around them for snacks long before I'd even heard of a bento, LOL, before kids, when I used to make what was essentially a bento lunch (though I didn't know it at the time) for myself when I lived in Vermont. I occasionally use them for toddler snacks/lunches too, but I hesitate because the tops do require a band to stay on as they're very loose.

  16. omg!!
    Really? I assumed it was realllllly old, since Keroppi was big when I was in school! I love Badtz-Maru too. I never even knew there were bento boxes back them, or I would have done the same. Yeah, this is definitely a stay-at-home bento; not tightsafe for traveling.
    That's such a cute story, thanks for sharing veganf!
    Feel kinship with you now :D

  17. Pochacco was always my favorite, but Keroppi was a close 2nd.