Trust me, I am no pro at creating intricate bentos that people wow at, but the Who-R-U? Bento contest run by Javapot made me curious enough to challenge myself… that, and the fact that the prize of the awesome Thermos set was calling out to me…
Anyway, I made it before the deadline of the contest and here is the end result:
The contest required the contestant to create a bento reflecting the bento packer himself/herself. Inspired in part by this fabulously done bento, I created one along the same lines, with a few changes here and there.
My tiger head (which looks more like a kitty cat now) represents my blog identity: The Bento Tigress. Also, my Chinese zodiac sign is the tiger, so this fits me perfectly! The tiger’s head is made from egg fried rice, eyes from hard-boiled eggs and nori, the ears are from sliced frankfurters, the nose is a sliced piece of carrot and the mouth is from hard-boiled eggs too.
The simple colorful pasta shapes of garden creatures represents my love for nature, and the musical notes made from nori represents my love for anything music. Also, I love Italian food like pasta, and the chunky bolognese sauce is the perfect accompaniment for it.
The heart-shaped sausage shows that I am a tender-hearted person, the food picks that held the sausage pieces together turned out looking like outstretched arms ready for a hug!
What about the teddy bear shaped nori? Well teddy bears are fuzzy and adorable and full of love, right? … just like me! Well, not the fuzzy part but you get my drift!
At the top left corner, I added some flowered red grapes with carrots. I love flowers! Oh, and the brocolli is my current favorite vegetable!
Creating this bento was a lot of fun! I am not sure how long I really took to complete it, but it was about an hour or so, because I had to pause intermittently to take care of my baby.
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