Wow! I am just 10 posts away from my #100th bento post! This obsession of mine has been growing steadily as I need to divide my time with my cupcake shoppe. It is always so fun to be in the creative circle cause there will always be something new and exciting coming. Must start thinking of an ultimate bento to commemorate my #100th post.
Another thing I was happy about was, I finally found the Sakura Denbu in one of the shop near Gurney Plaza. I always thought this shop was selling baking supplies but never thought of popping by as I dare not go there by myself since it required parallel parking (yeah, I’m such a lousy driver). Therefore, after reading about it from one of the blogging friend, I decided to bug my Ah Beng to pop by the shop last Friday. Boy, am I glad! 🙂
So, with the new ingredient, I made these cuties…
The rice for the fish onigiri was mixed with Sakura Denbu. I used the egg fish mold to form the fish as I find the shape is much nicer than the other fish mold I have. I just need to press the rice on both side and use a cling wrap to separate the centre before I close it to tighten the rice inside the mold.
The green line on the fish is cut out from green lunch sheet. The fish scales are corn seeds which I used some mayonnaise to stick them together. Ok, this is no easy job as I need to actually sliced each corn seed into half so they are flat! Details of the eyes are made of cheese and nori.
I added a chicken drumlet to go with the onigiri. There are some apple slices, blanched broccoli and half a cherry tomato.
Since this is an impromptu bento I made, I did not get any Calrose Rice. The rice dries so fast (hot weather so fan was switched on full blast) and it is not easy to stick all the items on. So, this is a lesson learned. Next time, to do fancy onigiri I must use Calrose Rice! 😛 Another note: I should have wrapped the side of the onigiri with nori to hold the rice together. Can you see the rice started to ‘peel off’ ?
It was not easy to place the onigiri into the bento box too. What a challenge it was! The corn seeds kept falling off! Next time I’ll do a flat lying one instead… less stress that way! 😆
I got the idea of doing the fish from one of the bento books but I can’t remember which one coz I can’t find it inside those I have.