Here is another sweet potato bao bento. The cute piggy is to make up for the fact that A-chan isn't getting school pizza this Friday. My sacrificial offering (this one was supposed to be my bao) seemed to be accepted with much pleasure.
In the bento: Sweet potato bao, carrot flowers, blackberries, veggie hot dogs, apple chunks and steamed broccoli.
The piggy face was made with pink egg sheet, provolone cheese and nori. All the pieces were 'glued' on by a tiny bit of mayo. The tiny little cheeks were the cutouts from the nose - I didn't want to waste them! The flowers on the apple chunks are provolone cheese with more tiny egg sheet cutouts for the centers.
I'm not sure why but bentos that contain pink egg sheet never show the real color in the picture. One day I hope to get a perfect pink bento picture! If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.
The last time I posted a sweet potato bao bento I was asked for a picture of the package. I thought it might be a good idea to post it for everyone to see - it's much easier to identify in the store if you know what you're looking for! To cook this bao I put it into a microwaveable bowl from the freezer, covered it with plastic wrap and microwaved it for 50 seconds. Beware cooking it for too long because it will turn into a pink rock.