Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 17th Bento

I got a new book "Sushi for Parties" (there's a link in the book carousel on my sidebar), and it has all these amazing sushi designs in it, so I decided to test one out on today's bento.

I made sushi flowers (one is pink and one is orange but it's hard to tell from the photo) with carrot centers. Basically, you just make a tear shaped roll and then arrange the slices as a flower. To colour the rice I added food colouring to the sushi vinegar.

Last night I made some homemade pork shumai, so I steamed a few of those. I added a thin slice of beef braised with teriyaki sauce as well. Veggies are asparagus, broccoli and snowpeas. The stars are made from plantain fried with a little sugar (yup, shamelessly copying BF's great ideas!).

For fruit there are papaya chunks, fresh pineapple, strawberries and blueberries, and dessert is a truffle (I forget what flavour).

I think this one turned out really pretty!!