cute chickies bento [explored]

lucky sundae's adorable doggie bento inspired me to check out the wonderful bento "character recipes" provided on the ajinomoto webpage as part of their contest.


my bento is copied from this cute chicken bento, except i made mine with trader joe's soy chicken nuggets.


the chickies' beaks are yellow beet, eyes and feet are nori, combs are soy pepperoni.


the chickies are sitting on rice, which is just one layer on top of a layer of shredded cheese, and beneath that a layer of refried black beans (all leftovers from veggie burritos the other night).


the top veggie portion is purple broccoli with a cheese-and-sesame flower, yellow wax beans, "twist" cut yellow squash and cucumber, asparagus, two red grape tomatoes, and maki's pickled radishes.


i liked this background paper, too, because to me it looks like little chick footprints!


[explored 10/22/09 #61]

  • Sometimes Dolls... 6y

    oh forgot to say the bento who inspired you is made by Akinoichigo-san...
    here's her blog:
  • gamene PRO 6y

    thanks so much MandLmom, hapabento, cathryn3, lil'chan, nonchon, and ceinwyn13!

    i agree, these weren't difficult details to add, and it was a great effect for minimal added effort. not slaving over bentos for hours is important for maintaining the enthusiasm to make them every day!

    cathryn3, the twist cut also came from maki's blog, it's a great technique!

    nonochan, thanks so much for the blog link! i can't read japanese, but that's what google translate is for i suppose! i tried using google translate on the akinomoto page but i couldn't figure out who the bento artists were that made the examples. and by the way, i was soooo sorry to hear about your camera, we will all miss your lovely bentos, and i hope you have a new camera soon so you can share them with us again!
  • Brandie 6y

    I love your chickies - they are so cute! The veggie side is beautiful too with all the colors and textures. It all looks great!
  • ♫ sheree PRO 6y

    Very cute! :)
  • STARI_B 6y

    this puts a smile on my face
  • gamene PRO 6y

    thanks dale'smommy, sheree and stari_b for your sweet comments!
  • Megan 6y

    Cute! Congrats on explore! :)
  • gamene PRO 6y

    thanks introspectionx -- can't believe you saw this on explore!! really?! i wonder if there's some way for me to get a screen cap...
  • ♫ sheree PRO 6y

  • gamene PRO 6y

    cool, thanks a million sheree!
  • cookieluver33 6y

    Awww this is so cute, it kind of reminds me of the very begenning of Napoleon Dynamite!
  • Bunches and Bits {Karina} PRO 6y

    I'm such a sucker for this one. That box is the perfect size/shape (I may have to add another to my wish list). I agree, the background looks like little chickie feet. Yippee.
  • gamene PRO 6y

    thanks cookieluver33, great movie, cool reference!

    thanks BandB! this box is actually a cheapo from my local japanese grocer, it's just plain white with a plain clear lid. but i still think it's a nice backdrop for colorful food!
  • Mrs. Justice 6y

    Too cute and perfect!! :-D
  • kay rod 6y

    So adorable
  • sonia patchwork com carinho 6y

    ............que coisinha mais bonitinha.
    Adorei os pintinhos

  • Laura Gommans 6y

    OH MY GOD I CANNOT GET OVER HOW CUTE THIS IS. Would totally make this for my children if I had any.
  • "CF" 6y

    Great shot


    ((( Cf )))
  • AngeStar PRO 6y

    hahahah this is so cute. Congrats on explore.

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • gamene PRO 6y

    thanks very much for visiting and for your positive feedback, sunflower rays, photoflower, sonia patchwork com carinho, laura gommans, CF and angestar!
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