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Little Mermaid Bento

I am always very excited to use my bento boxes. You kind of develop a connection with your bento boxes, and a good understanding of its size and shape. This helps you figure out how you are going use the box and pack your bento. 

I received this awesome Black+Blum bento from Bento&co lately and loved this well designed box. It is also quite a spacious box, so its great for many sides or when you need to pack additional items like fruits or a small packet drink together :)

Using some leftover mashed purple sweet potato, I could make the nice costume for my mermaid bento today. You might recognize that this is Ariel from the Walt Disney Animation, The Little Mermaid. I also made the little yellow fish - Flounder! Flounder was the bright yellow fish, and was Ariel's best friend in the animation film :) 

This was one of my favorite animation when I was younger. I am sure for some of you too? :") Hope you like this Little Mermaid Bento :)

The side dishes were grilled shio-saba, spicy lotus root and carrots, sweet soy bean curd and mushrooms, grilled sweet potato, blanched baby corn and french beans.

Ingredients for the characters were : 
Ariel the Little Mermaid
  • Red colored egg sheet  'hair'
  • Seaweed 'facial features'
  • Pink kamaboko 'cheeks'
  • Rice with some teriyaki sauce 'head and body'
  • Green-colored thin egg sheet  'mermaid tail'
  • Mashed purple sweet potato 'seashell bustier'
  • Flounder the yellow fish
  • Quail egg 'body'
  • Seaweed 'features and strips'
  • Mashed purple sweet potato 'fin'
Flounder the yellow fish
  • Quail egg 'body'
  • Seaweed 'features and strips'
  • Mashed purple sweet potato 'fin'

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 Bento 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.

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