Hey would you look at that – another Hinamatsuri-themed bento. This time, it’s Miffy wearing a kimono.To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with Miffy until I started getting into bento making and seeing this cute, little bunny in a lot of bento creations. I thought all along that she was a Sanrio character (same with Hello Kitty); I have since learned that she’s created by a Dutch artist, Dick Bruna, who had recently passed away.
Quite similar to the Hello Kitty Hinamatsuri-themed bento I made yesterday, I used deli meat and the red part of imitation crab meat to make the kimono for this Miffy bento. To add some contrast and for a bit more decoration, I also used pieces of a thin omelette sheet and black sesame seeds.I miscalculated how big the shapes of the ears and face should be, so the ears are sticking out of the bento box. I had to put the ear parts in the top tier of my bento (which I normally don’t use) when I packed my lunchbox away. As a side dish, I made some pinakbet, which is a Filipino vegetable dish cooked with bagoong (shrimp paste); absolutely one of my favorites. It’s got some kalabasa (kabocha), sitaw (Asian long beans), tomatoes, and okra. I wish I had some eggplants and shrimp and pork belly pieces to put in it, but oh well – it’s still tasty nonetheless. Here’s a bonus shot of it.