I’m not sure if this would qualify as a kyaraben (or charaben or decoben); I know how elaborate and meticulously designed those bento boxes can get. There is, however, an adorable little chick in my bento lunch, and he’s quite a character. Heh, get it? 🙂
I follow a lot of awesome bento makers on Instagram, and I draw my inspiration from them. I love scrolling through the #bento and #obento hashtag feeds and seeing their amazing creations.
One of the things I’ve tried my hand at was making a cute little chicken hard-boiled egg to put in my bento. One was a decent attempt, the other was quite horrendous lol. Both times I did enjoy making it, so I thought I’d incorporate it again into our lunches since I had an extra hard-boiled egg.
Aside from the chicken embutido, I made a quick bean sprout stir-fry and chopped up some red bell peppers to put on top of it. There’s also some sweet corn and furikake sprinkled on the rice. Yum! Can’t wait for lunch.
EDIT: Genie from Bunny Eats Design has told me about the monthly blogging event Our Growing Edge, a way to share with and inspire other food bloggers. This month’s theme is work day eating, and I’m excited to add my work lunch to the mix! Thanks for letting me know about this awesome link up party, Genie! 🙂