Today I’m very excited to introduce to you Jean from Bento Days! She’s a mother of 3 living in Singapore and her blog is all about bentos! Bento is a single-portion home-packed meal and very common in Japanese cuisine. It is an extremely well-balanced meal, with rice, vegetables and meat all packed in a small container. Jean doesn’t just blog about ordinary bentos, mind you, but kyaraben! Kyaraben is shortened form of character bento in Japanese, which is an arranged bento featuring food decorated to look like people, cartoon characters, animals, plants etc. Her bentos are so adorable, probably a tad too adorable to be eaten! I especially love her Totoro series bentos (as I’m a huge fan of Ghilbi production) and her recent Baymax dumplings is just too cute. Check out her favourite 14 bentos of 2014 – a lot of them are my favourite too!
When I have a kid of my own in the future, I hope I’ll have the motivation to make such cute bentos too! But for now, read on to see what Jean has in store for us today, and don’t forget to visit her at her blog and Instagram after this!
Hi! I am Jean of Bento Days, and I am so honoured to be invited by Jasline to guest post here today! Making bento has become my hobby and I usually blog about the bentos that I make. Bento is a style of Japanese boxed lunch, and I usually make kyaraben, or charaben, otherwise known as character bento. My bentos usually feature animals like bears or pandas, or some of my favourite characters such as Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty etc. Today I will be sharing a tutorial on how to put together a Winnie the Pooh bento.
The ingredients and tools used are easily available, and you are likely to have most of these items already!