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.
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.
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