February 10, 2011
这道卤鸭真的超级美味，连一向对吃很挑剔的弟弟也猛赞说很美味。。。哈哈。 卤好的鸭肉一定要配上卤汁一起吃，鸭肉被卤得刚刚好，卤汁的味道也恰到好处。。。真是绝配！ 这道卤鸭让我们吃得不能停口，一块一块的往嘴里塞。。。呵呵呵。。。不知不觉我也吃上了好几块，噢。。。无法停止。。。
- 葱头和蒜米，切幼粒 （个人喜好，多寡自行准备）
2）黑酱油的分量 – 喜欢比较黑色外皮鸭肉的可以放多一点，不然就放少一点。
February 9, 2011
Hi friends!!! 🙂
After one week Lunar New Year breaks…we back to normal routine life, and I am back to bento making life too…heheh…
Another four days to Valentine’s Day, therefore I start my bento today with this lovely Valentine’s Day theme bento, BEE MINE… 🙂
I use some rice seasoning mix to color the rice to purple color and placed the rice in the lower tier of the box. Put in one pair of bees couple on top of the rice. To make the bees…I boiled the quail eggs the put them into the yellow color water to color them with yellow color. Then, cut some tiny stripes from a piece of nori and circle around the eggs, put in the eyes and mouth of the bees from nori too. I used two pairs of green leaves food picks as the wings of the bees. The heart shape trail were made of black sesame seeds and the words “BEE MINE” were cut from crab meat.
On the upper tier of the box, I have included some fried chickens, broccoli, grapes, mandarin orange and three cucumber flowers.
I bought this 2-tier box while shopping at the hypermarket yesterday. The amount of food that can fit into the box is just nice and enough for my son…so decided to use it this morning, although the cover image is not so suitable with the theme…heheh…
Submitting this post to Shannon’s blog, “What’s for Lunch Wednesday, Week 37“. Check out the others’ bentos in this post and share yours in this post too.
January 28, 2011
Hello,my dear friends. 🙂
It has been a few days I didn’t post up any bento…hehe…was busy with my Lunar New Year cookies making and the spring cleaning…finally, all these works have been done, and we are waiting for the actual day to come…yeehar…yahooo… ^.^
I made two bentos for my sons last night with Lunar New Year and bunnies themes. This was for my youngest son…Gong Xi Fa Cai bento..hehe..
In the lower tier were rice and layered with red crab meat. Then I used cheese, nori and crab meat to make some peach blossom flowers, a bunny and the wording to decorate the bento which full of Lunar New Year feel…hehe..
There are tempura prawns, tempura fish slices, broccolli, baby carrot and grapes in the upper tier of the bento.
Here’s the bento for my eldest son, a pair of bunny to wish you auspicious and propitious in the new year. 🙂
I mix the white rice with green color and used a rabbit cutter to cut out two bunnies and decorated them with ham, nori and black sesame seeds. For the heart, I used two different heart cutters to cut two hearts from ham and cheese. The word “吉” was cut free hand from the cheese as well with the help of a toothpick. This “吉” mean lucky and auspicious.
Other goodies in the bento, tempura fish slices, broccoli, minced meat with sausage rolls, baby carrot, cherry tomato and grapes.
These two bentos were my last Lunar New Year theme bento for this year…my son will starts his new year holiday from tomorrow. Have a great weekend and wish all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai (恭喜发财) and Happy Lunar New Year (新年快乐)!!!
January 24, 2011
Hello, friends. We meet again on this cheerful Monday. 🙂 I am still making bento for the coming Lunar New Year, and today’s bento features Peach Blossom (桃花). I made a ham and cheese sandwich for my son, and used crab meat, cheese and nori to make several peach blossoms flower on top of the sandwich.
The peach tree with its peach blossoms (桃花) is a standard decoration for the Lunar New Year. Peach blossoms are highly prized in Chinese culture and because they appear before a single leaf has sprouted, the ancient Chinese believed the peach to possess more vitality than any other tree.
Other than the peach blossoms, there are three pineapples in the box too, which made of sausage and lettuce. Pineapple (黄梨) in Teochew dialect sounds like ‘Wang Lie’ (旺来), which means imminent luck. The Chinese, being staunch luck-chasers love pineapples and love to use pineapple lanterns for decoration as well as for praying during Lunar New Year.
To make these pineapple sausages, first, cut sausage diagonally and put them into boiling water to cook (you can pan fry the sausages too). Then, cut a small hole at one end of the sausages, put in the lettuce with the help of a chopstick. 🙂 As simple as ABC, right? Hehehe…
Put in some black grapes in the bento and a bunny pick to complete the bento. Hope this peach blossom bento will brighten up your Monday and starts the week with joy and happiness!! Cheers!!
January 21, 2011
Hello and good morning to all my friends. 🙂 I am back again after the Thaipusum holiday…How are you??? We are fine here although I still have minor running nose but feel better after the medication. Thanks to all the kind concern and best regards from all my bento pals here. *hug hug* 😉
I bought some cute dorayaki from a bakery shop yesterday. This type of dorayaki is different from what we had before, they are smaller and thicker in size, filled with icing cream and jams. Taste is more like a swiss roll cake…hehehe. But…excellent taste, we love to eat these type of dorayaki so much. This is how it look like…after cut into half..like a mini hamburger…hehe.
Can you see the icing cream and blueberry jams?? There are georgeous, great taste!!! 😉 The dorayaki texture is just like sponge cake texture, so soft and tender. 🙂
Since I have these cute dorayaki, so I also decorated it as a cute CowBoy …hehe. I used the bone and leaf food picks to make the cow horns and ears. Then, used ham, nori and crab meat for the face details.
I felt that the mini dorayaki will not enough for my boy, so I included a hard-boiled egg in the bento too, and changed it to become a CowGirl. Again, i used the leaf picks to make the ears, and a heart pick as the horns. Put in a red ribbon for the CowGirl too. The the egg was decorated with nori and ham to become a black and white CowGirl. 🙂
There are some grapes in the box too. I will submit this post to Shannon’s blog , What’s for Lunch Wednesday, Week 34.
Have a joyful day & Happy bento-ing!!! 🙂
January 19, 2011
Hi friends, sorry for coming late and leaving my blog for so many days…and for late comment replies of course..hehe. I was so busy recently with all the family issue and you know…Chinese New Year is coming very very soon, therfore, busy with the house cleaning and cookies baking too. I still make bento for my son for him to bring school, some of the bentos were just simple and some just too busy to post up..will try to post them one by one later…hehe…actually just three only including this..hehe.
There was a long weekend for us last week, managed to go shopping at few places and bought some clothing not for CNY but rather for daily wear. 😦 While we were shopping during Sunday afternoon, I received an upset news that my father-in-law was sent to the hospital due to asthma attacked. I totally lose my shopping mood after hearing the news, but thanks God that he is recovered now after admitted at the hospital for a night.
Another “busy” reason is my eldest son cought a bad cold and coughs since Monday. I just made him some simple butter sandwich. His viruses already been spreading to me and my youngest son. I am slowly recover now and my youngest son still having a bad cold..will have to bring him to clinic after fetching eldest from school later. 😦 Too bad…whole family infected…erggh!
Opps…talking too much, back to my bento business…hehe. I made this bento last week for my youngest son. I was using the small baby bun which is same as the previous post, mushroom tuna buns. My youngest love to eat meat floss, so I filled the bun with some meat floss and decorated it with nori and cheese to make a little chicky for him. I put in a heart pick as the comb. Also included some grapes in the box, his favorite fruit. 🙂
I was using a new sandwich box which I bought in from Bento Craft recently which is from the Suzy’s Zoo collection. I saw this type of sandwich box from few of the bento mama blogs and I wished I could have too…and now I wish came true…I got one too…hehe…but with my own money to get it…sigh. Anyway…I am still very happy!! 🙂
Another public holiday for us tomorrow, it is Thaipusam day, celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. So, we will see again after the holiday…have a wonderful day and Happy Thaipusam. 🙂