Thursday, September 30, 2010

Soul Eater Bento

My husband has been watching the Soul Eater anime for a while and I keep meaning to watch it too. But...it's not something I can watch with a five year old, so I've started picking up the Soul Eater manga instead. It's extremely wacky and bizarre and I really, really like it! Yesterday I absorbed the second volume, getting inspired to do a bento in the process.

It also is the first Halloween bento of the year. Normally I would wait until our traditional Halloween decorating day (Oct. 1st) before starting to make Halloween bentos. I have this thing about holidays - I don't like decorating or celebrating them too early. So Halloween (normally) doesn't start until Oct. 1st, Christmas and Pancha Ganapati don't start until Dec. 1st, etc. I'm breaking my own rule this year, though and bentoing before the start date! If you've ever seen the Soul Eater manga you'll instantly understand why - it's over the top Halloween style in a book.

For this bento the main thing I had to make was the Shinagami-sama onigiri. I just had to! We had pink rice already made in the fridge so I just warmed up a bit, made the rice ball and wrapped the nori around it. The mask is made from mozzarella cheese. There are two whole spears of baby corn, two soy bologna swirls, a pick with dill pickle stars, a large yummy strawberry, a steamed veggie bao, a small container of vegetarian Hamburger helper cheesy mac, a carrot Soul Eater icon with mozzarella details.

It was not only a blast to make, it was yummy!


4 comments:

OhayoBento said...

Thats awesome I love it!

Anonymous said...

I envy you who can make such interesting chara bentos. That looks sooo cool.

Met you at Anime Weekend Atlanta this year and told you about a nice Japanese cookbook to hunt down.

Look for The Japanese Kitchen by Hiroko Shimbo to expand your knowledge of Japanese foodstuffs as well as techniques and some equipment.

Enjoy
Stacey Sprandel
otakuzakitchen.blogspot.com

Natakiya said...

Thank you, OhayoBento!!! :D

Natakiya said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks, I'm glad that you like it. It's not very difficult to make the chara-ben, it just takes practice! (You can see this from my older bentos, lol)

It was great to meet you at AWA! Thank you for reminding me about the book, I will go check it out right now :)