Tried making bento sets for the kids' lunch yesterday.
This is my first attempt to assemble one. I have not thought of making a bento for them until I came across a fellow flickr pal's beautiful bento sets she made for her husband.
Was indeed very pleased that I could finally use those cute paper liners which I bought from Daiso many months ago.I don't have a proper lunch box at home (my boy seldom pack any food to school), but I managed to dig out some disposable food trays from my cupboard full of disposal containers;)
I made the rice balls with the help of a rice mould which I use occasionally...the mould is a 3-in-1, that comes in 3 different shapes. The rice balls were filled in the middle with salmon flakes...by toasting some fresh salmons...seasoned with only a tiny pinch of salt & pepper in the oven. The rice balls were then sprinkled with different flavors of furukake (rice seasoning). I also toasted some fresh button mushrooms in the oven. The mushrooms didn't require any seasonings as they tasted very sweet just on their own. Filled up the other compartments with cherry tomatoes and some hard boiled quail eggs. A little tub of yogurt completed the set.
My boys were so pleased to see their colourful set lunch when they came home from school. It's definitely a nice change from our usual porridge, noodle soups meals.