Today I made a red riding hood bento.
Red Riding Hood is known for?... her red hood of course. In today’s bento, Red’s hood is made it out of red-colored thin egg sheet. The wolf is of course the other key character in the story. I made wolf from rice stuffed in aburaage (fried tofu pockets) and added the features made of nori seaweed.
The side dishes were sautéed prawns with broccoli and baby corn, baked tofu squares with cheese and hijiki seaweed, lettuce, cucumber and strawberries.
If you also enjoy fairytales, they are great ideas for character bento! Especially since each has characters so unique to their storyline. The characters are also somewhat universally known, making your bento creations accessible to others if you are sharing them on your social media platforms. Do try making your favorite character in a bento! It is lots of fun.
To portray any fairytale, my suggestion would be to pick out the key character(s), highlighting their clothing or accessories if it is unique. You can also highlight certain objects of the story, e.g. in Snow white, it would be the apples.
I look forward to see your bento creations!
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.