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Angry Birds Onigiri Bento Box (おにぎり)

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I was given few packet samples of Koshihikari Premium Rice; harvested in the Uonuma area of Niigata Prefecture, typically the most expensive rice in all of Japan.
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An idea struck me when it was my son’s lunch box day on Fridays. Jon loves Onigiri, so I decided to make him an Angry Birds Lunch Box!

Angry Birds Bento Box for a 16-yr-old boy? Never mind, his mum is a big kid too! Guess what? It was my hubby who was more impressed & “snatched” the lunch box from Jon! Yes, Ken brought these Angry Birds to his office instead!!

Angry Birds, the popular & best-selling mobile game, has taken the world by storm. The game is about these birds who’re angry because their eggs were stolen by a bunch of green pigs. Since they can’t fly, they’ve to use a giant slingshot to catapult themselves to destroy those pigs that are well protected inside their fortress. So are you ready for some action now?? Let's GAME!

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This Bento Box also won the hearts of Finnair's jury
I Won A Trip On Finnair’s Angry Birds Flight To Helsinki!!

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(Red Bird)
3 tbsp cooked Japanese Rice
2 Crabsticks
½ Hard-boiled Egg
1 slice of Cheese
1 sheet of Nori (seaweed)
1 tsp Salt water
1 tbsp Ketchup ( tomato sauce)
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
Dash of black pepper
1 sheet of Cling wrap
Mayonnaise & Wasabi for serving (optional)

  1. Mash hard-boiled egg & set aside. Blanch crabmeat in boiling water & drain. Dice it & mix with egg, mayo & pepper.
  2. Mix Ketchup into 2 tbsp of rice. Using fingers, spread some salt water onto cling wrap. Put 2 tbsp of rice onto palm & top with crabmeat mixture.
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  4. Make into a ball. Add 1 tbsp of white rice to make the bottom of the Red Bird. Press well to combine the two.
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  6. Once you’re done, start cutting out the eyes by using Cheese & Nori & the crown/beak using Carrots. Tada! Here’s your 1st Angry Bird!! Serve with mayo & wasabi if you like :)
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So what do you think of this Red Bird? Visit Angry Birds Part II Recipes to make the Yellow Bird, White Bird & the King Pig!!


  1. How creative and cute is that? Happy to be your new blogging friend! :)

  2. wow this is so cute and creative! and . . . is this hard to make? or just trying your best to follow the shape of the angry bird hehehe

    the piggy green color is wasabi ar? :P

  3. This is amazing. Absolutely love it! Well done.

  4. Tori, thks so much! I'll be popping by soon :)

    Kian Fai, thks! If u ask me, I'd say, "Of course not!" Heehee! U're right, just follow the step-by-step instructions. Wasabi on the entire Pig?? Sure, if u wanna "kill" someone. Hahaha!

    Kim Bee, thks for checking out! I'll be going over soon :)

  5. If the pig contain some raw salmon, taking that amount of wasabi I think is a little too much. And Wasabi kills germs too XD

  6. Kian Fai, looks like we've got a Wasabi fan here. This reminded me of an incident yrs ago where I played a trick on a Japanese colleague. On one April Fool's Day, I added lots of Wasabi on a sushi that I've made & that sent him crying out loud. The entire dept burst into laughter!

  7. That looks so cut, I'm sure your little one should have enjoyed this a lot. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  8. You are really creative Shirley, like the name of the recipes and it fits the images you have created.

  9. I have always wanted to try making sushi, but with no experience at it, i'm a little hesitant, but now, with your instruction, it sure have boost my urge to try. Lovely bento! No wonder your hubby snatch it. hahaha!

  10. They are so fun, Shirley. I would have loved to have seen your son's face when he opened that box! Amazing work and bet they're not just pretty to look at, either. ;-)

  11. OMG that is fantastic... too cute and funny!! LOL

  12. These are so adorable, Shirley. I don't blame your hubby for stealing your son's lunchbox, I know I would too. Fantastic job with the characters. My husband used to be so addicted to this game. Haha.

  13. Umm M, glad u like it. Pleasure is mine :)

    Nava, u're sweet! So fun!

    Doris, Onigiri is different from Sushi. Method's different; Onigiri is much easier as it uses only salt water. U can see Sushi-making @ Sushi “Birthday Cake”. Have fun making :)

    Jill, u should've seen my hubby's. Hahaha! Thks so much!

    Claudia, yipee! Thks again!

    Malli, would u buy them?? Heehee!

    Lequan, what happened? He got sick of the game?? Hahaha!

  14. Oh, thanks for enlightening me. This is easier to do than sushi? Hurray! Then i shall try my hand on this.

  15. This so cool I want to try "playing with my food" like this.
    I can't play Angry Birds on my phone but am addicted to the Chrome version

  16. This looks amazing....My son is a big fan of angry birds....I really like your creativity....Visit me at

  17. Doris, have fun making your own :)

    Mike, so glad u like it too! Looks like we've got another Angry Bird fan here :)

    Neha, thks for visiting! Will pop by soon :)

  18. These are so adorable Shirley...I want them for my lunch too!
    Very creative :)

  19. Alisha, if only u're living nearer...... we could share so much :)

  20. Shirley, you make lunch FUN and it appears that "The Thinker" on The Culinary Lens link party could use a little of that, too. (We ALL could!) :) Thanks for reminding us to pack a "smile" into our loved ones' lunches.

  21. ALittleLunch, thks so much for your wonderful comments! Let's party together!

  22. How cute...:)! Thank you for following my blog, I have been a follower of your blog for some time :).

  23. Cooking Gallery, oops! Didn't realize u've been following my blog all these while. This is the 1st time I'm seeing your comments :) Really happy. Your bento skills are amazing!

  24. Naah,I'll simply ate it before I finish makin em..Ha ha ha..

    So creative ah U.. ^_^.v..

  25. Aki, u're so funny! I like your sense of humour :)

  26. wow!!so cute angry birds....found this post from linky party-Whats for lunch Wednesday..

  27. Amy, thks so much for dropping by! Looking fwd to sharing :)

  28. So adorable! Thanks for stopping by Bento Blog Network. We have an anything goes theme starting this Friday so you can enter this and any other bentos into that linky.
    I am now your 200th follower!

  29. Diana, thks for the heads-up! Will bookmark & chk it out :)

  30. What a great idea. :)
    Fab blog.

    1. Higley, thks for dropping by & it's great having u here with us! Hope to see more of u :)

  31. That's so awesome Shirley, you are so creative!

  32. That's pretty crazily awesome!!!! I love angry birds! I bet these tasted delicious!!! =)

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  33. Too cute!! This would be so fun to make with baby glam! In a year or two! xx -Taj

  34. These are so adorable. My little boy loves angry birds! I can't wait to make this for him. :) I love the green peas green pig a lot! I think I'm a big kid myself too. :P Happy Friday.

    1. Amy, I'm glad u're enjoying this too! They taste great too!

  35. Replies
    1. Chandrani, thks for the heads-up! Will try to join :)


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