Monday, December 30, 2013

LINE Brown Bento

I was awake early this morning and feel like want to cook fried rice for William to work. Same goes to mother in law and Olivia.

I cooked it with vegetarian mock meat, ham, peas and corns. It is simple fried rice indeed. :) 

I made the LINE Brown not dark enough and end up William say this is sick bear. Olivia say this is LINE Brown. :s Details are made by cheese and nori.

It is also pack with cherry tomatoes and grapes.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

Merry Christmas!

It was Christmas time, a time who is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas trees, carol, songs every where you can see and hear. 

I did not went out places to have turkey dinner in eve or xmas day, but I cooked slight simple and heavy dishes for everyone. ;) And a little surprise for them. ;p

Rudolph for Mother in law.
She never expect that there is Xmas Rudolph fall on her plate. Excited and happily enjoy it. 

Santa for hubby!
He feel so blessed and warm when he saw another character join our dinner. ;)

Santa for ME!
I had a small tiny eyes which Santa really look like me. ^-^

Snowman for Olivia!
She love this much after watch the Frozen from cinema. 

Dinner is served with chicken (marinate with Jack Daniels Barbeque Sauce) and salads. Characters made from above are made by Mashed potatoes.

May joy and happiness SNOW on you, may the bells refrain for you, and may Santa be extra good to you! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thank you,Bear Bento

It is still school holiday. I knew Olivia form teacher will left from her work and pursuing her degree studies. I actually missed out the Thanksgiving day but it does not stop me to bento-ing this. ;p

The idea was inspired from Bento Monsters which she always share out her talented and brilliant recipes and nice bento art work. 

Bread is filled with nutella chocolate. Bear is made from BBQ cheese which all you need was mould of bear and rabbit mould. Tail and stick s made from bread. Board frame is made from bread skin and nutella as black board. I actually wanted to make Thank You instead I Love You but I found wording size mould I had now is too big for the board. 

I am run out of fruits and I filled it with prunes and Ferrero Rocher Chocolate.

It was a surprised which this bento is not for my girl but for her teacher. Olivia was so happy that she say she can give this bento to her teacher. Hope she like it. 

Thank you, Teacher Ern Nee!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween: Garfield Bento

I was really quiet sometime until the little one told me...Mummy, I am kind of miss the food that you used to prepare for me to school. Can ya? lol

Garfield is made from 2 types of cheese. nori for the details, ham for the nose and bread and teeth for the eyes. The bread is filled with ham. 

I actually wanted to give Garfield have sharp teeth look with Dracula look but my girl do not really keen on it.

I pack it with plum and BOO chocolate. The bat ring is special gift from US mummy who just passed by bakery shop and remembered this bat ring I maybe like it. in fact I love it so much! Not because the bat ring but value of friendship something money cannot buy. 

Thanks Jackie! ^-^

 Colouring time! Do you like it?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Toy Story: Alien Bento

Alien was one of my last week post too! :) 

Toy story 3 eyes Aliens is one of my girl favorite character. She never get bored to watch this movie over and over again. 

The alien is made from rice, colour by deco furi. Perhaps I should try to extract out from natural food i.e. blue from blue pea flower, green from pandan leaf, purple from purple cabbage, etc. It really time consuming. I should give salute to mummies who putting so much effort in it. ;p

The rice is served with pork patties, baby carrots and steam corns.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Doraemon Sushi Bento

It was one of my last week post. :) I do not have enough longer hours or minutes to sit in front on monitor as so many laundry work need to be done before mother in law back to KL. ;p 

I always wanted to make cartoon character in sushi roll, but I am not brave enough (no courage) to try as I seldom and hardly prepare lunch for her. After seeing so much sushi roll made by Bento Monsters, I finally push myself to step out my first step to try this Doraemon. :)

Doraemon are made from rice. I need white small roll and blue roll for outer. Wrap it tight and adding details by nori, cheese and crab stick.

It is ink roller. Do you notice its eyes? ^-^

Personally feel was not perfect wrap but I guess for the first attempt cartoon sushi roll consider very nice. Hehe 

Keep it up, Sannee! ^-^

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mid-Autumn: Chang Er Bento

Mid-Autumn festival falls on 19 September, Thursday. I am just too excited to use rice to make bento for this theme. :) It is another opportunity for me to make Chang E in rice type.

For the lunch bento, I made little girl with holding bunny lantern. The girl is made from rice and bunny is pick. 

It is packed with meatballs, fresh baby carrots and grapes. There is a fish paste soup which I forgot to include in it. :s

I actually plan to use the quail egg to make the bunny as lantern. I changed to use bunny pick as I am taking too long to prepare the Chang Er. :s

William, Olivia and I are participating this lantern competition by using recycled materials. It is our first time to make this, the paper materials supplied by schools. Initial we plan to use can / tin to make the lantern and after thinking design and tedious work and lots of kids participating maybe little and little. We change to use box instead of can. 

The drawing Chang E is drawn by me. :) From far angle see, look good. Closer look, you will find rough workmanship. ;p

After submit this and chit chat with the principal, I changed the plan in making Minion for her as I feel this lantern above is abit traditional and old fashioned. 

Which one you prefer? ^-^

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

Penguin Bun Bento

William is so forgetful! He forgot bring his penguin to work. Sigh... :s It turns up become my breakfast.

The bun is filled with pork floss, adding cheese as eyes and its foots. The black seedless grapes are just underneath the penguins.

Initially, it was without the cap but I notice penguins head slight grumpy and do not look good. :s Agree? 

p/s: Do you realized something was not right? Yeah, The penguin should not have cow boy head and bow tie at one go!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Smurf Bento

La la la la la lalalalalala.....Yep. I made my very first smurf. Olivia used to sing this rhythm when is free or doing something.

Smurf is made from rice, I colour it by deco furi and maybe not well mix as you may see some slight dark and some are not. It is served with sausage egg and potatoes carrot soup. 

Lucky Dog Bento

Morning! I had something slight heavy breakfast for my own. ;p William said I used to make for Olivia and perhaps I should make one for feel it. I wish if someone (in dream) can prepare this. Hehe Well it is really too early to have day dream like this. ;p

The bread is filled with portobello mushrooms and sausages. I used to cook portobello mushrooms when mother in law and William not around as they do not really keen on the taste and smell. Slight fried with sea salt and butter for the mushrooms and serve with cherry tomatoes and some fresh corns.

The dog was deco by nori and ears used spaghetti stick to hold the ears position. Hot lemon tea is served after the meal. Yum yum....what a wonderful day starting ahead. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cat Bus Bento

I had been missing weeks for busying...

- getting stuffs for my parents 
- Kaylas' present. 
- SICK! Bad cough came back again.....

This week am fully in-charged meals for the little one and William (mother in law went back to Penang to off 1 week)

I made the cat bus by rice. Details are made from nori, bbq cheese and crab stick. Chibi totoro is made from quail egg. 

It is served with salt butter corn, cherry tomatoes and Elle & Vire Fruits (Opps...still inside the fridge). 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Minions Bento

Olivia wish to bring minions to school. Minions at the moments is her favorite cartoons. =.='

Minions is made by steam potatoes with little salt and butter. Fresh milk will be even taste fabulous if added. The eyes, and hair made by nori and and cheese. I pack it with slices of oranges.

She said: O Minions! I just love to see you. Later I bring you to school ya! 

Great she loves it!

Ohya, thank to mummy Gfour who so kind sponsor me this lovely wooden spoon and fork.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Classic Pooh Bento

I missed Bento! So missed! After Raya and School break, I have to ask my girl day by day same sentence...Girl, do you need bento? Her replied: No worry mom, I can take school provided. but not today, she told me Yes, please. Simple and light will do.

I prepared bread with nutella and pack with fresh grapes. The classic pooh is made by cheese and outline with nori. I also pack it with grapes and dried organics grapes for her to share with her friends. 

Close look for the pooh.

The Pooh with Hunny Candy is gift from William Supervisor who last year went to family trip to Tokyo Disneyland. It was just so adorable and lovely.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lion King Bento

It was my yesterday post. I bought this Lion King bread from RT Pastry shop. She smile and say she will show to her friend Ryan that this is her lion. :) She say Ryan and lion sound the same. ;p 

I pack it together with one Californian raisins and pastilles. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Strawberry Cheese Cake in Ramekin and Jar

It is hot Saturday, that does not mean I want to stop cooking or baking. Perhaps I may try out something no bake recipes. I always wanted to try out Strawberry Cheese Cake in small portion - ramekin type. Well at least I will not feel guilt and bad eating when enjoy it. ;p It is also happy time to Olivia as I will ask be my assistant. Well, in actual I am the assistant as at when help, monitor and take over if she feel difficulties or tired. :)

It is pretty simple and I am sure you will like enjoy. I am ready to share out my recipe, do hope you like it. :)


Strawberry Cheese Cake in ramekin and Jar
Serving: 5paxs


For biscuit base
  • Unsalted Butter 2 table spoon
  • McVitive's The Original Digestive biscuit 4 to 6 pieces
For filling 
  • Cream cheese 120 gram
  • Whipping Cream 1/4 Cup
  • Icing sugar 3 table spoon
  • Lemon juice 1 table spoon
For topping
  • Frozen strawberry 250ml (cube) or blueberries 
  • Icing sugar 2 table spoon
  • Lemon juice 1 table spoon


1. Cut strawberry into cube. 
* You may also try out blueberries or whichever is sour. 

2. Bring strawberry, icing sugar and lemon juice into small heat until left few lumps, leave cool.
* Do not add water when you boil it. 

3. Mix all cream cheese, whipping cream and lemon juice evenly. Add on icing sugar.

4. Crushed the biscuit in a bowl with rolling pin and blend it until get crumbs. Mix together melted butter and biscuit crumbs until wet. 

5. Pour the biscuit into ramekin and jars. Slight press down to have solid base. Then pour over the filling into second level and final topping is strawberry. 

6. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. 

Following day, I have try out blueberry flavour as well. :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tagliatelle with Squid and Chicken

Yay! It was lovely off Friday, a public holiday which is my rest day from work. :) but, it will be my work day in kitchen. :p Mother in law will presume when is public holiday, cooking for the day will be fully in-charged by me. 

I normally will cook something different either mother in law seldom cook or never cook dish. Hehe any new recipe will try out by my family members. I had tried before Tagliatelle Verde with Lemon Pepper Salmon and today I would like to try out another type of cooking Tagliatelle Verde with Squid and Chicken.

Tagliatelle Verde with Squid and Chicken
Serving: 5-6 paxs

  • 400gram chicken breast, grilled it
  • 4 Sausages
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper 
  • 1/3 cup sultanas, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes 
  • 500gram tagliatelle verde
  • Squids 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • Rosemary and Oregano (your preference, I love these 2 spices) :)
  • 1 Onions
  • White Buttons Mushrooms, sliced it
  • Cashew Nut or pine nut or chestnut, cut into small cube
I do not have oven, thus I may go for grilled the chicken.

1. Rub the chicken with the oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper, then place it breast down in a grilled it. Grilled it till well done. 

2. Keep those juices run out from chicken. Cut into stick or cubes as your preference. Keep aside. 
3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook Tagliatelle Verde until al dente as directed (tender but firm to bite) Drain well.

4. Add olive oil to cook the squids and use back the juice (chicken) as part of your sauce, add onions, mushrooms in the pan
.Add the rosemary, the drained sultanas and the cashew nuts. 

5. Cook and drain the pasta, and toss it with the sauce, chicken pieces, and parsley in a large warmed bowl.

Remarks: You may put some lemon juice on it to increase appetite. 

You may reduce the noddle portion if you are not big eater. William and mother in law are traditional people. They may not really enjoy or love the spice taste. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rectangular Ultraman Bento

I had been missing bento for days as my girl told me she wish to have her meal with her buddies. :s Yesterday had short conversation with her that her school friend name Ryan always tell her how ultraman beat those monsters. lol

I gave her little surprise that made the rectangular ultraman. The bread is filled with nutella and details are made from cheese and nori. I also pack it with fresh sweet pears and Hersheys peanut chocolate. 

After reviewed, she claim I cheat as ultraman head suppose to be round oval not rectangular! She is gonna bring it to show her friend - Ryan which part was not correct. :s

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sesame King Oyster Mushrooms

I bought 1 pack King Oyster Mushrooms from Cold Storage. My mother in law do not really keen on it and also not sure how to cook this. :s Therefore, It left it till weekend to me to handle. I am the weekend chefs. :)

Sesame King Oyster Mushrooms


  • 1 pack King Oyster Mushrooms 
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons sliced green onions (for topping)
  • Toasted Sesame Seed (for topping)
 For sauce:
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 


  1. Cut off the ends of mushroom, then wash them.
  2. Make the seasoning sauce by mixing the ingredients.   
  3. Slice the mushrooms into 0.5cm thickness and mix with sauce about 15 minutes.
  4. Add olive oil on heated pan, then bake the seasoning mushrooms on each side about 3 minutes until brown. 
  5. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seed.

I get this photo from web, how forgetful I am. :s

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cinderella Bento

Olivia on and off will hint me that she love the story of Cinderella. It is really challenging for me as it really require a lot of patient to work on it. I Google online to see which version Cinderella look great and is still tough work. ^-^'

I used cheese as base of the skin colour. I sketch her outline from cheese and everthing must done in fast manner to avoid the cheese melt and soft. Work has to be stop and fridge when you feel the cheese is soft.

I used tweezers to pick hundreds and thousands to colour Cinderella dress, hair and her gloves. Argghh...every hundreds and thousands is hard sweat work. I keep mumbling and tell myself...Sannee! Sannee! You are really out from your mind! Those hundreds and thousands are so tiny like beads. I took about 3-4 hours to fill up all. 

I was actually struggling in eyes part as I feel close look Cinderella do not have sparkling eyes but alien eyes. :s

I pack it with peanut bread and red grapes.

Ohya, she is excited!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Minion Nutella Bread Bento

I admire Bento Monsters creativity work especially the bread minion and give myself a try. ;p It seems not really turn out good as my nutella getting dried out. Arghh... Thank god Olivia still can recognize out who is the character. Phew......I wonder how bento mummies keep the nutella jam? I always dare not buy the largest can one though the saving is bigger than the medium can. 

I pack it with nutella bread and Moo Moo Free Chocolate as I am running out of fruits from fridge. lol She will have her Dessert with fruits Burberry flavour after she back from school. My girl and I kind of in love with this. yummy!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Despicable Me Minion Bento

I had been lazy for past week and the little one wish to had her meals with her buddies. Gotta to respect her decision. :)

I was inspired by Bento Monsters that she shed me the light of idea to made my minion in bread and cheese form. ;p

Minion is made from bread and cheese and details add with nori. I also pack it with red grapes. She will her snack pack fat free while she back from school.

I must hold my legs not to go any nearby McDonalds as there are bringing these cute little minions toy and collectibles. I have bad habits once I have anyone of it, I will try to collect others too. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Elmo Cupcake

I had been missing for days as my parents transit to KL for days and to Kuantan. Olivia and I join their trip to Kuantan attending the 38th AGM of Hainan Association on last Friday till Sunday. It was really rest and relax trip. Father is busying attending meeting from morning till noon and we are busy shopping, resting, sleeping and eating. ;p Gain few unwanted fat. :s We stay in the Zenith Hotel Kuantan which is quite new and roomy hotel. I will share few photos out after I compiled.

It was happily trip down to KL but it was not a welcome back trip to KL as we met unpleasant guest passed by - the Haze! It is getting worst when we on the way back to KL. My house area was affected seriously same goes to our nearest neighbor county Singapore. It is due to the illegal burning of forests and other land on Indonesia's Sumatra island. :( School are advice to close down at my area due to seriously polluted air and surgical mask is a must to use if you need to go outdoor. 

It is so blessed that another long waited visitor - Rain. According to the API (Air Pollutant Index), it showed it has changed dramatically and improved. We are now in the “moderate” level of air quality. My girl school is reopen again. Thanks to the rain! It help alot! 

Back to my bento today, I cheat by buying cupcake from student charity and add on Elmo deco ring. :) I also pack it with red grapes, biscuit and chewy vitamins.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Snow White Bento

I had wanted to try out princess collection for my girl. Hm...I m not brave enough till heard she mentioned her teacher share out Snow White story with hers during last holiday.

I had tried but the outcome was not meet my expectation - the eyes! I should actually re-do the eyes but I am short of time and need to go out to work. I hope she will like it. 

The bread is filled with nutella, I pack it with moo free chocolate and some fruits. 

Snow White is made from cheese, nori and colouring edible pencils for her ribbons and lips. 

Closer look of this Snow White. I should try to add more her costume if I have time.