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Friday, July 16, 2010

nori kitteh bento

Happy Friday, bento pals! It's been a busy week, looking forward to the weekend--how about you? Today's bento features a kitty shaped onigiri filled with avocado and seasoned rice. She's playing with a colorful ball of "fu", or decorative wheat gluten.

Zucchini with melted manchego cheese, marigold-petaled corn, fresh oregano, ripe blackberries and a watermelon flower keep kitty company. I love these rainbow-colored fu!
Enjoy the weekend!

18 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Jenn what a cute kitten, good job on that! Mmmm everything else looks so good! That reminds me I have some manchego cheese in my fridge I have to start using!

My bentos were just kinda thrown together today...you know...it's Friday!! The weather is looking good for the weekend. Have yourself a good one! Cheers!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Hey, happy Friday and weekend to you, dear! Thanks for these great comments...hope you'll enjoy the manchego! Yummy. Wishing you a great weekend...HOT and humid here! Sophie's sleeping on my lap but I think she'd send greetings with me :)

Susan B. said...

cute kitty!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

It is so bright and lovely! And the kitty is such a fun addition! :D Yum!

Sonoma Bento said...

Bentobird, I am sooo impressed with your nori kitteh! It's a perfect little sculpture! And with avocado inside, tasty too, I bet. Those fu are so interesting. I don't think I've ever seen them. Where did you find them?

bentobird said...

Thanks Susan B.!

bentobird said...

Hi Jenn, thanks for your sweet comment...hope you are enjoying a fun weekend :)

bentobird said...

Hi Sonoma Bento! Thank you, she was fun to make :) I found the fu at Sunrise Mart, a cute and nicely stocked Japanese market in NYC :)

Anncoo said...

That cute kitty looks cute and you're so creative! Hope I can do something like yours.

bentobird said...

Hi Anncoo! Thanks indeed! Looking forward to kitty bentos from you :D

Judy said...

Pretty neat that fu! What does it taste like? Reminds me I need to make Si a fresh catnip ball - Happy weekend!

bentobird said...

Hi Judy, yes I love their colors and playfulness...no flavor to speak of, however... I'd love to see Si playing with a catnip ball! Have a relaxing, fun Sunday :)

KidsDreamWork said...

I'm so amazed! How did you wrap your nori kitten so precisely!!! Too cute to be eaten!

Lia Chen said...

I am in WOW to see your nori kitten. So cute! This bento is a great combination of beauty and cuteness. Well done Jenn :)

bentobird said...

Hi KidsDreamWork, many thanks for your sweet comment! I recently tried a slightly more expensive and better quality brand of nori and have found it much more durable than previous types. When dampened and smoothed over rice, this nori stayed strong but flexible enough to mold--yay!

bentobird said...

Aw, delightful to read this, Lia as cute and beautiful bentos are your specialty!

megan said...

wow, i'm so impressed with that kitty-shaped onigiri, you have some fantastic hand-molding skills! this bento really shows a lot of your playful personality, i love it :-)

bentobird said...

hi megan, thanks so much! my recent onigiri discovery/breakthrough was investing in pricier and better quality sheets that don't tear when moistened, yay! the first version of this kitteh looked really obese so I had to keep squishing and flattening her out!