I'm doing a post today because I've handed in my dissertation!
Hurrah! Let's celebrate!!!!
Okay celebrating done I never want to talk about my dissertation again four exams left am freaking out so moving on who wants cake? :D
Actually, better still, who wants to photos of a bento version of Doraemon? I do I do!
According to Wikipedia, Doraemon is an earless robotic cat who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy... teaching lessons regarding values such as integrity, perseverance, courage, family and respect for elders.
Well, I guess it's better coming from an earless robotic cat than from no one at all.
These Doraemon figurines are from a shop in China when I visited two years ago (in fact, I think they might be floating around in another post somewhere :S), and now they're appropriate to use here!
He (I'm going to assume that all earless robotic cats are male) sure is smiley.
I know a few of you reading this will have watched Doraemon thingies growing up, so I hope I've done it justice :)
(By thingies I mean episodes... had a mental block then)
I also made a soy-sauce-flavour-fish-shaped egg with this bento (as you do), and in case you are interested, here's how :)
What you see above is an egg dipped in soy sauce, using egg moulds courtesy of the lovely people at CasaBento.
I'm still having a bit of a mental block so I was just going to insert some appropriate fish noises here and hope that would do for the rest of the post. Buuuttt I can't think of any noises that fish make. Hm.
Googling 'fish noises'.
Blop. Blop blop blop.
(That's the sound of my hypothetical fish making it's hypothetical fish noise).
ANYWAY....moving swiftly on...
You will need to:
- Boil an egg
- Whilst it's still warm, squish (technical term) it into the mould, and snap close.
- Drop it into a pan of warm water for about 3 minutes to let the egg stay soft enough to mould.
- Roll in a small bowl of your chosen colouring (I used soy sauce for brown, but you can use beetroot juice for pink, curry powder is yellow, spinach leaves are green, roses are red, violets are blue...etc etc)
Box is again from CasaBento (Joyful Ladybird Click & Lock for those who are interested!). It's got an inside compartment and two mini compartments inside that, so I think you could use it to keep fruits/desserts and sandwiches/rice and sauces separate (wasabi coated grapes are not cool).
For anyone else who have exams coming up, best of luck! If you haven't seen this yet, (where have you been?! Probably revising and not on Facebook, I salute you)