Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Onigiri Kitties


Snow in Georgia.  In November?  Nah!  They forecast snow for our area today but it hasn't materialized.  I think they were joking.  And I'm blaming the fact that I couldn't get a decent picture of this bento on the fact that there was no snow.  If there had been snow I would have gotten a perfectly lit, completely focused picture.  I'm sure of it.

In the bento: Two orange kitty onigiri, steamed broccoli, Morningstar Farms chik nuggests, black olives, a Forelle pear, small provolone and sugar dot flowers and a small clump of grapes.

I put the onigiri in paper cups for prettiness.  That technique shows up myriad times in bento books so I decided to give it a try.  I like the end effect!  The kitty faces are made with provolone cheese and nori, both of which are glued together and to the onigiri by small amounts of mayo.  The ears were cut from a carrot slice - you can see the rounded bottoms from the curve of the carrot.  To hold the ears in place I used small pieces of spaghetti noodles stuck first into the carrot and then poked into the rice.

Luckily this Tare Panda box has an extra bit of vertical space for the pear and grapes!

6 comments:

Lia Chen said...

The kitties are so cute! Paper cups give a certain cuteness effect for this bento too (^.^)

sheri fujihara chen said...

Miao! These kitties are the cutest, and I love the teeny flowers too.

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

love the orange color of onigiri

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Lia! I've never tried the paper cups with onigiri before, but they always look so pretty that I had to try it.

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Sheri! I wish that I could have gotten whiskers to stay on them, they would have been even cuter :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Yenny :D These onigiri were frozen using the leftover orange rice from our candy corn onigiri making.