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Kyoto Holiday Bento


I am so excited! Because in less than a week, I will not be blogging from afar but will actually be in Japan! In Kyoto!

Kyoto definitely tops the list for me to visit in Japan. I first travelled to Kyoto back in 2011. I cannot wait to be back. There is so much to see, to do and to eat :P Kyoto has amazing sights, one really feel like you have travelled back in time with its rich heritage and culture.

And also, I will be able to visit everyone at Bento&co!

I made this special bento to mark my holiday travel to Kyoto!

The girl character (I guess that would be me) in this character bento holds a camera and behind her is the famous Torii.

Torii is a traditional Japanese gate, red in color and commonly found outside Shinto shrines. The gate marks the transition into a sacred space. You will definitely see this in Kyoto and actually in many parts of Japan too.

The girl was made from mashed potato, some food coloring and seaweed. The tiny camera was also fun to make too! I used thin egg sheet, seaweed and some cheese for that. The Torii was made from thin egg sheet and seaweed.

Instead of rice, I had a serving of thin udon noodles, with braised scallops, French beans, lettuce, some noodle sauce and a sakura okashi.

Kyoto here I come~~!

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.

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