Jadul Bentos Parade #1: Three Pinky Fruits Bento

by - Thursday, July 08, 2010

Three Pinky Fruits Bento 1
Let me cry first… Huaaaaa huaaaaa huaaaaaaaaa… (need a shoulder to cry on and need more tissues) Germany didn’t make it to the final of FIFA World Cup! I’m sad, I’m devastated! (It’s too exaggerating hehehe)
Okay, now I’m fine (well, that’s lie! not really actually T_T). I received some e-mails and messages from some facebook friends told me that they are interested in making bento. They asked me to post some examples of simple bentos which no need special bento tools to make. I then remembered about the old bentos I made when I was just in the beginning phase of learning to make bento *I was really enthusiastic at that time :D*. So, for the next bento posts, I’ll post my “Jadul Bentos”. Jadul is Indonesian language - an abbreviation of “jaman dahulu” which means past time :D. This Three Pinky Fruits bento is actually one of my Jadul bentos, but not very jadul (not too old). I colored the rice into pink by using the same method to make Nasi Kuning (Indonesian fragrant yellow rice). I cooked the rice with coconut milk and added some herb leaves and altered the turmeric extract (for yellow color) by pink food coloring :D. I used rice cooker to cook the rice. Oh, I wish I had Sakura Denbu to make it simple hehehe.

Since I had no fancy food picks collection at that time, I cut the cucumber green peel by using knife to make the “leaf food picks”, and the other leaves made from lettuce cutouts pinned with tooth pick hehehe. The eyes and mouth made from Nori and blushing cheeks were from hot tomato ketchup. The Pinky Fruits’ friends were pink boiled quail egg (I added peeled boiled quail egg in the rice cooker when I was cooking the pink rice), sweet stir-fried chicken, cherry tomato, and a butterfly made from half-sliced fried shrimp :D.

Three Pinky Fruits Bento 2

The bentos below are the other examples of my bento trials using pink-colored rice. Different from the Three Pinky Fruits bento, the last two bentos belong to my very old or my very jadul bentos :D. For the Pinky Mice Bento, I made the eyes from asturo paper (no worry, I didn’t eat it, just for photo session – I couldn’t find Nori at that time ^^v), nose and the little flowers from cabai merah (Indonesian big red chili), and ears made from Bengkuang/Bengkoang fruit. I don’t know what Bengkuang is called in English; it looks like this. The pinky mice went with fried tempeh coated with bread crumbs and rolled spicy tamago. For the Red & White Flowers Bento, I made it just for fun (I didn’t eat the flowers :D). I just challenged and trained myself to make flowers only by knife. It needed me a lot of patience to make the white flowers from Bengkuang fruit. When I finished the fifth (the last) petal, then one or two petals would be broken since the Bengkuang fruit was very fresh and crunchy hehehe LOL! I then added black basil seeds in middle part of white flowers and cilantro for the leaves :D.

Pinky Mice & Red n White Flowers Bentos

Well, to rid away my sorrow from Germany’s loss and a hectic life, I’m going to go home tomorrow! Yeayy!! I need to enjoy my home’s natural and rustic environment for refreshment (my best friends, my little hometown :D). I think I’m going to spend a lot of time in the green paddy field and coffee plantation :D. Oh, can’t wait for tomorrow! See you on Sunday, ladies :D

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18 comments

  1. I love your handmade "leaf food picks"--they are full of color and charm, wonderful idea! A great example of bento creativity! Have a wonderful trip, Ta--would love to see photos of the special place you are visiting :d:

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  2. Wow, all your so called Jadul bentos are so nicely done! Adorable! I love the pink colour feel especially the flowery one! :h:

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  3. Don't cry *hug* You can wish Spain good luck ;)

    Your bentos are lookings delicious and cute! Can't believe the lover two are some of your first ones! They are great! If I think... how odd my first ones looked... Then you are e genius! :c:

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  4. I love your pink rice and fruity cuties!!I have sakura denbu in my fridge, still have yet to use it. Maybe now I will be inspired to try to emulate your cute balls!

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  5. All of the bentos are awesome!!! The fried shrimp looks heavenly too! :)

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  6. Your bentos are so lovely that I could never bring myself to eat them. That pink rice is amazing. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. taaa, ak suka sekali dengan warna pink dan bentomu membuatku ingin makannn! bisa delivery ga sih taa? :e:
    btw, i LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG DESIGN! :f: especially the emoticon ta.. :h:
    u really are one super creative person!

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  8. Aww so cute lah Ta! I want ... I want ... :D And I love your new theme for your blog ... super cute!!

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  9. @Bentobird: Thanks a lot Jenn :D. Yup, can't wait to share the photos with all of you :D

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  10. @Kids Dream Work: Thanks so much Ai Ping :D. I love it too but I didn't eat it hehehehe :D

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  11. @Lil'chan: Danke Lil'chan :D. Yes, finally Spain becomes the world champion :D. Oh, please... don't call me by that name - you made my head feels like a ton in weight :D

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  12. @Sherimiya: Thanks a lot Sheri :D. Yeayy!! Can't wait to see your pink little cuties :D

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  13. @susanyuen: Mahalo Susan... You are always super sweet with the comments :D

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  14. @Mary: Thanks a lot Mary :D. Very appreciate it! :D

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  15. @Momon: Muakaaaaasiiiiih Momon :D. Your comments are way sweeter than candies :D. Kau membuat idungku kembang kempis karena keGeeRan... Hihihihihi XD

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  16. @Mbak Lia: Tengkiu Mbak Lia :D. Wow, I miss you a lot... You want it? Just pick it up, just pick it up! :D

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  17. you are able to do so many pretty and creative things with pink rice, and it's amazing to see how talented you were as a bento artist even before you had many special tools! very impressive ta, especially those carved "leaves"!

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  18. @Megan: Hehehehe, how sweet... thanks a lot Megan :D

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