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Hello Kitty Bento Box For A Friend’s Birthday

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To all Hello Kitty Fans, here’s something for u!!

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Following my posts on Angry Birds Onigiri Bento Box, people went wild! I’ve many requests to make these cute Japanese rice balls for them. One of them is from my good friend, Doris. Since her birthday was approaching, I decided to make her a Kitty #BentoBox.
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I went hunting for a #HelloKitty lunch box, fit enough to contain my #Onigiri. However, I found nothing suitable in size. Hence, I bought a plain pink lunch box & some jewels to make my own.
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Tada! The result was a dazzling & elegant lunch box! Ok, ok, here’s how to make your own #HelloKittyOnigiri:

Ingredients:
3 tbsp Japanese cooked rice
4 tsp Salmon
1 tsp chopped Onions
1 slice of Carrot (steamed)
I sheet of Nori (seaweed)
1 piece of corn
1 slice of Red Capiscum
3 Cocktail Sausages (cooked)
½ tsp Extra-virgin Olive oil
½ tsp Mayonnaise
½ tsp Wasabi paste
1 tsp Salt water
1 sheet of Cling wrap

Method:
  1. Steam Salmon & remove bones. Mix salmon with onions & wasabi.
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  3. Using fingers, spread some salt water onto cling wrap. Put 2 tbsp of rice onto palm & top with salmon mixture. (Leave some fish for the ears)
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  5. Add another tbsp of rice to cover & roll into an oval shape. Next, make the ears by using rice & salmon mixture & mould into 2 triangular shapes. Attach firmly to the head.
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  7. Steam carrots & corn. Cut carrots into flower shapes & capsicum into ribbons. Make the eyes & whiskers using nori. Make about 3 slits on top of sausages. They’ll open up nicely when steamed. Start decorating your Kitty face.
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  9. Place your finished product onto a lunch box. Add sausages & insert cocktail sticks. Beautify it with your carrot flower & surround the onigiri with green sushi grass sheets!
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Doris was extremely thrilled upon receiving her birthday present. She later related to me that she'd spent the next few days showing off her Hello Kitty Bento to friends & colleagues. I'm awefully pleased as well :)

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Here's another version I'd made for the celebration of my Hello Kitty Momento, By Nippon Paint!  This was made using a mould. I prefer using hands as we can control the pressure better & add it more fillings. For the mould, we can't put in a lot of fillings as they'll ooze out once you press on the mould resulting in an ugly rice ball.  Well, I leave it to you to decide which method to adopt.

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22 comments:

  1. This is so adorable. Love it. You are so creative.

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  2. This is so cute and I am sure your friend is going to love it. So much of effort from you Shirley to create this beautiful hello kitty bento.

    Btw, I am also a big fan of hello kitty.

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  3. Yeah! I'm completely overjoyed when i received this. It's not only cute, it's also very tasty. Thank you very much pal for taking the effort in making this for me. I really enjoyed it. :D

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  4. Shirley, this is absolutely adorable! What a sweet sweet thing to do for your friend. This gift is screaming with sincerity, love, and dedication. This Hello Kitty Bento Box was such a perfect gift. Way to go, Shirley! Great job with both bentos!

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  5. Kim Bee, thks for dropping by & leaving your thoughts!

    Christine, thks for visiting! I'll pop by soon :)

    Nava, I did spend some effort. Hahaha! OMG, welcome to the Kitty Club!

    Neha, it taste good too :)

    Doris, I'm so happy that my effort are paid off :) Thks for showing off this "product"! Heehee!

    Lequan, u're such a doll making efforts to post comments on every of my post! Sincerely appreciate your kind gesture, dear! So glad u like this too :)

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  6. Absolutely adorable! I can just imagine how excited your friend was to revive such a special and creative gift :)

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  7. Alisha, u think so too? Yipee! I was afraid u may think I'm childish. Hahaha! Thks, sweetie!

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  8. Very creative and all hand shaped too! I can see why your friend was so pleased :)

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  9. Biren, thks! I'd fun molding this little kitty :) Wish I could lay my hands on one of those Hello Kitty molds, then it'll be so much easier.

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  10. Great bento & tutorial. Thanks for linking up at Bento Blog Network. I'll add you to the blog roll. Also thanks for visiting my Diana Rambles blog. I will follow you!

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  11. Diana, thks so much for the gesture! Will follow u too! Will be visiting u often :)

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  12. Sweet and loving gift for a friend! I love it!

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  13. BerryGirl, thks for your lovely comments!

    Bobo, thks for dropping by & leaving your trail!

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  14. Too good Shirley... Being in Japan for 10 months, all I did was oh..ahing over their bento boxes and dreaming that one day I would be able to create one, so collected a lot of equipments, moulds etc. while moving to Singapore and still dreaming of starting and completing one! This post gave me some more inspiration and hopefully I'll be able to fulfil my dream sometime in near future... You do some great work Lady... very impressive!

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    1. Neha, we've so much in common! I'd a short stint in Japan some years ago too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. Cquek, great to have another kitty fan!

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  16. Love Kitty-chan!! Awesome Hello Kitty kyaraben ^_^

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    1. KW, thks for visiting & looking fwd to sharing our love for bento!

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