Friday, May 4, 2012

Two Toads Came to Dinner


This week I am exploring the decorative uses of daikon radish.  These fabulous stand-up eyes are thick slices of radish, aren't they cool?  So far A-chan isn't convinced that radishes are food, but one day I will get her to concede.  In the meantime we are both loving the new uses I'm finding for them and I'm enjoying A-chan's leftover radish pickles!

In the bento: A Morningstar Farms Chik Patty sandwich with mayo, cheese, curly lettuce and radish eyes.  There is also half of a cherry tomato, two orange slices and two small pieces of baby corn.

The toad's noses are black sesame seeds.  The mouth and pupils are nori, affixed by small amounts of mayo.  I sacrificed the other half of the tomato to cut peel for the toad's cheeks.  This was one of our rare dinner bentos, meant to be eaten in the car on the way to dance class.  Yum!

8 comments:

AikoVenus said...

I just had to comment again - this is super cute! I love how this photo looks too - it looks so much more different than your others. They're all so lovely but I think that overall this is my favorite so far. ^^

燕娥 (Yenn) said...

Awww..this is so cute!! :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Bou Shin! I really love how this one turned out as well :D

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Yenny! :)

niky_la_bi said...

very funny! i love it.
Ni

Rebecca said...

Adorable, as always!
~Rebecca at Bentos on the Bayou

megan said...

i really love this one! such a creative use for the radish, and the overall effect is charming!

Cute Little Bento said...

wow ,, super cute ,, I love it so much