Friday, May 21, 2010


I'm not sure who is more scared here, the oni meatballs or the soy bologna monster. I love doing the monster bentos! The nori outlines are challenging but the overall fun is fantastic. Originally this guy was a doodle that I drew to entertain several 4 and 5 year old girls.

This bento has more of the feel of a traditional bento: one tier has mostly rice and the other tier has a variety of ingredients. I failed on the five colors though, since the only green in this bento is the lettuce used for a separator. Oooohhh, maybe that's why they look so scared - there's no broccoli!

Left: 2 veggie triangle gyoza separated by steamed squash and cucumber slices. Baby tomatoes, carrot star, 2 vegetarian greek meatball oni with mozzarella and nori eyes, corn in the cow container.

Right: Jasmine rice with soy bologna and nori monster with mozzarella eyes, tooth and toenails. Sweet gherkin, baby tomato, carrot star and more steamed squash.


Bento Box / Asfora said...

I love how you outlined the monster!

Bento Box / Asfora said...

Hi Natakiya! My boy is looking at your monster bento and says he likes the feet! :o)

Natakiya said...

Thanks Asfora!! I love the way the outlines look too. I'm glad he likes the monster's feet, that's so cool :)