When making character bentos, there are so many ways to get inspiration and ideas. For instance, I decided to make this Tokyo Banana bento after receiving the actual sweets from a friend as a gift. Ideas can come from your everyday life, things that you do or see ☺
Anyway, do you know Tokyo Banana?
If you don't know what is Tokyo Banana, you must remember to grab a box if you visit Japan. They are super awesome delicious banana flavor sponge cake sweets. It is considered as one of the top food souvenir (known as omiyage by the Japanese) to be enjoyed or given to others if you visit Tokyo.
There are many different flavors available, such as original, custard, chocolate banana (picture) etc.
If you are in Japan and plan to buying them home, remember to buy at the end of the trip as the product expires 7 days after production.
As with many Japanese products made with freshest ingredients, the products are not meant to be kept for a very long time.
Bento box used – Take Bako
Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore
Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Onigiri was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.