Monday, December 24, 2012

Snowman and Penguin Xmas Bento

I had been quiet for this December Seasons. I had promised her make a Xmas bento for her and today was really a chance for me to use rice to make snowman for her. (She informed me she never seen the real snow before, I tried to make this little snowman to tell her. Mummy will try to fulfill her wish) 

First of all, I must took 2 tablets of Activ Fast Panadol to reduce my fever. :s gosh...38.99 I had been struggled from fever since last night. Hubby start force me to take panadol. Hm...not really anti medicine but sometime I feel if it is allow I would to to depends my own immune body system to win this battle. well, it is obviously, I lost this match. 

I made the snowman and penguin by 3 rice balls, quail egg with little mayo and serve with carrot, corns & steam fish balls. She do not like corns and surprisingly she enjoy this round, she can finish her food within 30 minutes. I was really happy with this. 

It is a calm and peaceful Christmas eve with my beloved family. I wish all of my friends a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Totoro トトロ and Chibi Totoro Bento

I had been quiet (missing) sometime due to

1) School holiday :)
2) Mummy is lazy....
3) and start busy list down birthday gifts for my brother and my girl and Xmas gifts for family. Arghhh....start feel like money flow like water. lol

I tried make totoro by rice. Not well mould yet. I dip the rice to light soy sauce and round cheese with adding nori for its eyes. Spagethi stick as its whiskers. I also add the leave (vege) on its head. Ha! Olivia sure start make noise again.

I made the Chibi Totoro by quail egg.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Udon Miso Noddles Soup

Miso Soup is always williams' preferred. I guess is because raining seasons. 

I have make cold and this soup base and serving 2 types of different meals for them.

Udon Miso Noddles Soup

Serving: 5paxs

  • Udon
  • Sliced carrots
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • onions
  • Wakame
  • Sausage and Angry Bird
  • Vegetarian Fishball Meatball and mutton 
  • chicken or vegetable stock
  • Miso


  1. Cook the udon noodles according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the stock to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and add the carrots, onions and wakame in 1 to 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the mushrooms, cook for 30 seconds and remove from the heat. Spoon the miso in a medium bowl and add a ladleful of hot broth. Whisk until the miso is completely dissolved, then pour the entire miso mixture into the pot with the soup. 
  4. Do not boil the soup with the miso, as the miso will become gritty. Stir in the noodles.

Cold Soba and Seaweed Chicken

Yesterday was trying seaweed minced chicken and after taste it not bad. ;p I tries another attempt and this round I use drumstick chicken instead of minced meat. The taste and texture of meat even better.

Seaweed Chicken
Serving: 5paxs

  • 3 Drumstick Chickens
  • Nori (Seaweed)
  • Pinch of salt, sugar, soy sauce and corn flour
  • Mirin ( or みりん?)


  1. Cut the chicken into strips.
  2. Marinate with salt, sugar, light soy sauce, mirin and corn flour for 30 minutes. If meat can marinate overnight, taste even better.
  3. Roll into stick shape and wrap it with nori
  4. Grilled it on top of frying pan. I seldom deep fried as too oily.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Seaweed Chicken

I used to test new food to little one before I cook for whole family members. :) She is my testing mice cum VIP. 

Seaweed Chicken

Serving: 1pax
  • 100 gram Chicken Breast or minced meat
  • Nori (Seaweed)
  • Pinch of salt, soy sauce and corn flour


  1. Cut the chicken into minced meat.
  2. Marinate with salt, light soy sauce, dark sauce and corn flour for 30 minutes
  3. Roll into stick shape and wrap it with nori
  4. Grilled it on top of frying pan. I seldom deep fried as too oily.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Totoro Bento

Friday! It is my favourite day and same goes to Totoro! I tried to my very first Totoro. ^-^ Totoro (となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro) is my first Japanese animated film. It is undeniable superbly animated children's tale. William used to say my small time look like the little girl - Mei. lol I was not so sure it is complement or others...Mei was always is my favourite girl as its character.

I bought red bean bread cum cake they call Panda Loaf and one Mille Danish from bakery shop name FREEMORI SS15 which had been opened a while ago. I always curious when there is new bakery open. Ahem....As ii stepped into it I was really drool with those tiny cakes. lol The staff are so friendly intro each cakes unique and samples of opera cakes and cheese cakes. can I resist? It is nice slightly dine in but I feel its floor capacity may not able to cope too many people. 

I use this panda loaf to make Totoro body and ears. I cheat and let the red bean act as "V" from its tummy. Face and mouth is cut out from cheese and add on nori for its teeth and eyes. Spaghetti stick as its whiskers.

I also pack it with grapes and her mini pudding. 

Totoro (となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro) is produced by Studio_Ghibli. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. This is family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme. 

Remarks: pictures retrieve from My_Neighbor_Totoro

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bear Bento

I still feel tired after brought her to Family Day on last Sunday. Still feel like slightly flu and fever after get caught by raining. Feel the whole body bone merely crack. lol I guess lack of exercise like me really see alot impact after I back from family day.

I pack her using simple bear mould and her favorite nutella and add tiny cap pick for this bear. I also pack it with her favorite red grapes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

White Mamegoma Seal Bento

Halloween is over. Hm....I need to pack up all the to-do-list (halloween) and start other topic for her. I bought fresh quail egg and suddenly shed me the little White Mamegoma Seal into my mind.:)

I boiled the quail egg till cook. Peel off the egg shell and gently hold it while it warm to shape up in round.Cut out small portion and cutter to mould out the oval shape to make seal's flippers.

Besides, trace out from cheese as well and use for seal's mouth. Attach it with spaghetti stick.

Punch out from nori punchers showed above and use it for seals' facial.

I hope it help! ^-^ with this my girl finish it pretty fast. ^-^' 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Oreo Pop Happy Childrens Day


I did not pack any bento for her as last night was busy trying tiger pop and decide Oreo pop and Tiger pop nicer before I go mass production in making it.

I plan it week ago after get info from principle, I am not good at baking and cooking thus for beginner dummy like me must really plan what to make or what to bring for kids who can enjoy happily. Olivias' kinder have muslim and vegetarian friends which it narrow down things alot choice and preference.

I had made 2 types of biscuit pop which is Oreo & Tiger. Casting their vote as follow
1) William - Tiger Pop
2) Lawrence - Oreo Pop (he is chocolate fancy)
3) Mother in law - Both also fine
4) Olivia - Oreo

Final decision: Oreo Pop! I guess the oreo had generate some cool mint element. ^-^

Remarks: Not really pleasant nice look but I hope kids and teachers love it. :)


Oreo Pop

Serving: 20-25 pax
  • 200 gram Oreo / Tiger Biscuits
  • Butter 70-80g (I use Margarine as I m not sure vegetarian can take butter or not)
  • 100gram Compound Chocolate (cut it into small pieces)
  • Deco subject to preference
  • 'Lollipop' stick
  1. Blend the biscuits into fine manner. 
  2. Melt the butter with low heat, pour the biscuit and stir evenly.
  3. Roll into ball shape. I use melon scoop simply it is small enough and kids can have bite size easily. Freeze it 15 minutes.
  4. Double boil the compound chocolate with low heat fire. You can melt the chocolate little by little.*
  5. Gently use the stick with little compound chocolate and insert into ball shape oreo and freeze it another 10 minutes.
  6. Dip it into compound chocolate and decorate it. Your Oreo Pop are on board! ^-^
* Compound chocolate will get even rough and hard if too frequent you reheat and melt back.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Witch Halloween Bento

 Trick or Treat! Yeah Halloween Day!

I did not prepare any bento for her yesterday as I was busy learning and practice the new recipes - Oreo Pop. I had made bread pop before but it don't really turn good so my plan B was Oreo Pop for her upcoming Children Days celebration in this coming Friday. far so good ^-^'

Nutella bread and I cut out the witch from nori and paste it on top of cheese. I also pack with mini oranges lol my fridge only left mini oranges and green apples. Green apples will always not her preference. 

Googly eyeballs and BOO chocolates for her. She just love love love this.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Halloween Bento

Oh, I was overslept that last night was really busy try the Oreo Pop. Thank god I had shopped some Mango Cupcake from one of the bakery just nearby Isetan KLCC. LOL What a lazy mom! 

I love the colour of this cupcake and immediate it link me to pumpkin. It is simple cut out nori expression with cheese and it is done few minutes.

I packed it with grapes and goggly eyes as it is still Halloween mood. 

Ohya! Good things must share together....that one of my preference seller Bento Berries is having Bento Giveaways. I cant pull myself away from this freebies...hohoho. Well, if you are same like me, do join and try your luck!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Vermont Curry


I like to curry but not brave enough to try those rich spicy type. I cook Vermont Curry which this is with a slight of touch of apple and honey taste it is edible to Olivia.

Vermont Curry

Serving: 6 adults 
  • 500g meat (beef, pork or chicken or vegetarian)
  • 4 medium of onions (approx. 400g to 600g) *subject your preference
  • 4 medium potatoes (approx. 600g)
  • 1 medium carrot (approx. 200g)
  • Salt, black soy sauce, corn flour and oyster sauce for marinate purposes
  1. Cut the meat and vegetables stated above into cube or bite size.
  2. Marinate it with pinch of salt, oyster sauce, blakc soy sauce and corn flour. Leave it about 15-30 minutes
  3. Fry the onion and cook the meat into lightly browned, add water of 700ml and bring to boil.
  4. Cook over low to medium heat about 20 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Remove from heat, break the curry cube into small pieces and cook about 20 minutes, or until the curry thickens.
  6. Serve with rice or pastas.


Sushi is always my tip top favorite. I use egg, crab sticks and marinate raddish. 


Bread Pop

Principle are so kind to inform me in advance that they are going to celebrate Children Day at Centre. I start to short list what are the food that I may make which vegetarian and it is 'Halal' to her friends. 

I start survey and try to find any recipes which are healthy and love by kids. 

I get to get this from one of Facebook mummy which she is so kind to share out her recipe and patient enough to explain whenever I am in doubts.

After taste, it is crunchy and tasty but somehow I found it is too big for kid to munch this. I guess sweetness should be reduced. 

Bread Pop

Serving: 4 adults & 1 child
  • 4 pieces of bread/ wholemeal
  • Compound Chocolate
  • Loli Stick
  1. Cut the bread into small pieces. I cut into 2 for 1 bread.
  2. Double boil the compound chocolate. Apply layer chocolate onto the bread and roll it into round shape. Freeze it about 15 minutes.
  3. Use the
  4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, onion, salt, raisins and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Lastly, parsley and strawberries add it in.  
  6. Gently use the stick insert into bread ball that freeze in earlier, dip it into the compund chocolate that melt in earlier.
  7. Deco it with your preference. I made 2 type i.e. with sprinklers thousand and heart shape sugar. 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Angry Bird's Pig Halloween Bento

 I made this green pig by swiss roll pandan flavour. The green pig is stealing witch's hat. :)

I packed with grapes (underneath) and few chewable bones. Packing of biscuit for her just in case she feel want to eat some more.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Haunted House and Little Spider Halloween Bento

I did not make any bento for her yesterday because:-

1) Was very tired and exhausted as accompany aunty to have marathon shopping in Pyramid before she fly to US.
2) She was going to visit Bomba - Field trip to Fire Fighter Station and
3) Monday was so blue!

Today I make the haunted house and little spider for her. Nutella with bread and mini oranges for her. 

The dried tree, haunted house and spider was made by nori and cheese for eyeing and windows. Serve the red bone chewable sweets for which bought by aunty before she left KL. 

Tools that I used (or similiar) for the day.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mummy and The Googly Eye Halloween Bento

It is still Halloween atmosphere and oh yes I was still very exciting using Halloween theme for today bento. 

Mummy is made by bread cheese and nori which for eyes. I cheat and bought the mini cupcake and add facial expression as pumpkin. lol What a lazy mummy. 

Add on 2 pop up eyes (crunchy chocolate) I bought from Cold Storage. I could not resist and bought small pack RM 8.99 for 113gram.Hope William don't ask.... ^-^'

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Penguin and Froggie Cool Pack

I get very sensitive when I saw Daiso start busy loaded the items to the shelving. Opps, some thing had distract me out from Daiso.

Oh...its a Animal shaped Cool Pack. Gosh gosh....I could not just leave this 2 cute stuff on shelve too long. Without thinking too much....Ta Dah! Now both of them had reach my house already! ^-^'

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bat and Pumpkin Halloween Bento

Today I make bat cut out from nori and BBQ cheese for the moon and mould for pumpkin in a row. I decorate eyes by using nori puncher and the pumpkin was actually is orange. :)

Bread with nutella is always her favourite. and the saucer I used to put some pastilles vitamins for her.

Tools that I used (or similar) for the day.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Frankenstein Halloween Bento

I was actually no idea until I saw the green bean cake from the bakery. One quick flash had shed into my mind -  Frankenstein! He used to remind me his unique colour and the screw in between his neck. I just wonder does it hurt? lol those small times thought still can recap. hehe

It is pretty simple cut the cake to square, cut out hair design from nori and scars as above. You can use mayonnaise as glue. 

I did not apply any mayo as the green cake is quite moisture hence I just place it on top and not to forget with red grapes. 

Pretty simple huh? ^-^' 

Tools that I used (or similiar) for the day.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Skull Halloween Bento

 This is my first Halloween bento. It turns up good to really look like skull. lol Malaysia do not really celebrate this Halloween season, but I would really love to share with Olivia what is Halloween is.

Bread with nutella and before it cut out the skull shape. I was free hand cut and this is why the teeth part look so dull. Serve together with papayas.

I actually try to abstract out the pumpkin shape from papaya but it do not really turns out.

Koala's March with Halloween Theme which suit my this theme. lol William sure will nag me again.

Tools I used for the day:-

Monday, October 8, 2012

Flower Cheese Bento

It's lazy Monday! Oh...I
1) woke up late (turn off the alarm and slumped back myself to bed and think she can has her tea break at school)
2) just back from Genting Highlands and my body still feel tired and exhausted.
3) lack of ideas (this is killing part)

I use the sandwich cutter or stamp to cut out the the bread and cheese. Happy Silicon Baran for me to adding as partition. 

I realized nothing much fruit I can find from fridge but grapes. I use the Veggie Oyasai picks to maintain all grapes (actually is hand start itchy) 

Tools that I used (or similiar) for the day.

Where you can get? 
Source: Veggie Oyasai Picks, Happy Silicone Baran and sandwich cutter or stamp can get from Little Noble Baby or you can go to My Noble Baby her online store and for the Food Cup Baran Set can get from Bento Craft.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mooncake Festival

Olivia school invite us to attend the first moon cake festival held at her school. At first, we thought of going there to see the ready make by them,hm....we are wrong actually cause the principle invite us to join and have fun in making lantern with our little one. Ahem, is new to me ^-^'


This is one of the moon cake - taste sweet.

After it is done, children could not wait to bring theirs and walk outside the road in gang. This is one of my girl gang.