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    on Sep 26, 2015 in Bento - Charaben
     Hello World! I have been MIA for some time I know ;). My last post was written almost a year ago and a lot of things have happened, but I have never had the intention to completely neglect my blog, so here I am again ;).I have been very fortuna...
  • Halloween Bento for HINODE RICE
    on Oct 20, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Halloween is just around the corner! If you celebrate Halloween and enjoy looking at spooky food ideas, this Halloween-themed bento which I made for HINODE RICE might be something for you :).As I have mentioned previously, I was commissioned by HINOD...
  • Back To School Bento with HINODE RICE
    on Sep 11, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Hi everyone! I haven't been very active lately due to work commitments. But I think I also told you some time ago that I was working on an exciting project :).Now let me reveal what it's all about! Around two months ago I was contacted by HINODE - a...
  • 8 Ingredients Bento for Bento&Co 2014 ContestI participated in Bento&Co's 2014 Contest for fun and submitted my bento photo a few days ago, actually on the last minutes - I thought I wouldn't be able to take part in the contest as I was rather short on time, but Bento&Co extended the co...
  • Cute Robot Taco Rice Bento
    on Jun 13, 2014 in Bento - Charaben FEATURED zblog
    A theme which I had never done before - robots! This edible robot is also pretty simple to make and you don't need any special cutters to make it - I used a small kitchen knife to make the little shapes before assembling them together, and a pair of...
  • My Bento Cookbook - BENTO DELIGHTSYup, you've read that correctly, my very first and my very own bento cookbook :-)! After months of hard work, it's finally done! This was also one of the reasons why I had been in an on-and-off again relationship with my blog the last couple of month...
  • Three Little Cats Bento
    on May 9, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Finally I had the time to post this cat-themed bento I promised I would make! Can you guess that each kitty is just made out of 1 tablespoon of cooked rice? So yes, they're pretty small rice balls, which are actually great for little kids who certain...
  • Despicable Me: Baby Minion Bento
    on May 6, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Wow, I made another bento again today :)! I kept my promise :). I told you yesterday that I didn't really like how my Olaf Bento turned out, but I am pretty happy with the Baby Minion bento I made today, I think it's very cute :)!The two baby minions...
  • Little Brown Bear Bento
    on Feb 15, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    This is one bento which I made months ago, but haven't had the chance to post until today. The bear is made of meat patties and decorated with cheese, nori seaweed and blanched carrot. Basically, before you pan-fry the meat patties, you have to shape...
  • Rilakkuma & Totoro Bento Platter
    on Feb 2, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Made this a few days ago for my little niece. This time I placed everything on a plate instead of a bento box, since it was meant to be eaten at home. The rilakkuma bear rice balls are filled with chicken teriyaki and the mini totoros are boiled quai...
  • Chinese New Year 2014 - Horse Bento
    on Jan 29, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    Tomorrow is Chinese New Year's Eve, and to get in the mood, I made a horse-themed bento to celebrate the coming year of the horse. Hopefully this will be a better year for all of us :)! This bento is dedicated to my dad who is a horse  ;) - this...
  • Little Kitten Bento + Tutorial
    on Jan 27, 2014 in Bento - Charaben Tutorials
    Hey everyone! For people who have previously visited my blog regularly, please don't get shocked ;)! I am sure you have noticed that I recently changed the look of my blog ;). I just wanted a change, because I simply couldn't see that same, old blog...
  • Cute Animal Sandwich Bento
    on Jan 1, 2014 in Bento - Charaben
    After being MIA (again) for 2 months, finally I managed to make another bento. This bento is actually a new year present for my friend, Ms Baggins (remember this girl, who ordered the Star Wars & Lego bento from me some time ago:)?). Her 2 year-o...
  • Three Little Pigs Sandwich Bento
    on Nov 2, 2013 in Bento - Charaben
    I made this bento last week as part of a school project, but haven't had the chance to post it until today. Inside the box are mini ham and cheese sandwiches and each sandwich is decorated with a ham piggy and a carrot flower. I will show you what ki...
  • Goldfish Bento
    on Oct 19, 2013 in Bento - Charaben
    This week's bento is super easy to make! To recreate the cute little goldfishies, all you need are:2 cherry tomatoesa slice of white coloured cheesea piece of nori seaweed.   Take one cherry tomato and cut it into two equal pieces. One is f...
  • Totoro Spam Musubi
    on Oct 13, 2013
    Recently I saw a video which shows how to make Totoro spam musubi. I thought it's such a cute idea and very simple to follow as well. I didn't make a Totoro template because I couldn't be bothered to do so, but the Totoro spam musubis still turn out...
  • Bashful Bears Bento
    on Oct 6, 2013 in Bento - Charaben
    I made another bento today :). The little teddy bears are made out of deli meat (turkey) and they are sitting on top of mini cheese and nori sandwiches. I used a few bento cutters I got from Daiso to make the bears and I think they turn out pretty cu...
  • Penguin & Totoro Bento
    on Oct 5, 2013 in Bento - Charaben
    Ms Baggins commisioned me to do another bento, and this time for her sister's birthday. She didn't really give me a theme this time and just asked me to make something cute and perhaps with some penguins or totoro. This is the bento I came up with an...
  • Fungky Penguins Bento
    on Sep 22, 2013 in Bento - Charaben
    Hey everyone :)! Recently I got to know purple carrots which have wonderfully deep violet tint. I loved to include purple potatoes in my bento in the past, but I haven't been able to find them so far in Australia, at least around where I live, that's...
  • Star Wars & Lego Bento
    on Sep 10, 2013
    This bento was requested by a friend of mine, Ms Baggins, for her anniversary with her fiance, who loves Star Wars and Lego. Normally I wouldn't make a Star Wars themed bento myself, since I am not into Star Wars and know almost nothing about it (I...