Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Totoro with leaf

This bento was both a big hit and a huge mistake. A-chan loved the totoro (who wouldn't love a totoro in their lunch, right?) but because of the sprouts she absolutely refused to touch any of the food on that side of the bento. Another bizarre preschooler roadblock that I should have anticipated but didn't have a clue. She ate everything on the other side. And once she got home and I picked off each and every tiny sprout for her, she duly inspected the totoro and curry before commencing to eat every bite. Ultimately I guess I can count this one as a win :)

On the left: Jasmine rice that is completely hidden by Japanese curry. Over the curry is a soy bologna totoro with mozzarella belly and eyes, nori accents. Spicy sprouts and a small leaf cut from a larger leaf of lettuce complete the design.

On the right: One Mantou bun (a plain steamed chinese bun, very yummy!), chickpeas on animal picks, babybel cheese, steamed broccoli and a huge strawberry.


Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I wish i was that creative!lol

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Aww Totoro is so cute! It is a shame that he was not eaten! Everything looks yumm!

Anonymous said...

LOL, the wonders of kids eh? And yes, I would LOVE a Totoro in my lunch box too! :)

megan said...

that totoro is perfect, and next time your lil one doesn't want to eat it, just send it this way, haha :P

April said...

hahaha it's so adorable
I bet all of A-chan's friends were totally jealous ;D

Can you make me lunch sometime lmao