Happy Valentine’s day Lovelies! …or not?
Valentine’s day has never been a big thing for me but it’s an excuse to make kitschy things, so yay!
The idea was to make a Luna (you know, the smart black cat with a moon-shaped sign on her forehead from Sailor moon) Bento but I failed miserbaly. I had seen a pic of it somewhere on tumblr but it’s actually from here. After finishing her with all the details like the eyes, ears and even the moon sign, I somehow didn’t like it because it looked too comic-like so I cut her in half and made two strange onigiri out of it. No hard feelings Luna! I’m just not good enough in making Kyaraben.
When I showed the Bento to my boyfriend he first didn’t recognize the kimchi heart but only saw the juiciness… (but you can see it, right? ..right?!) Kimchi is has become a popular filling for rice balls in Japan and we’re both head over heels in love with it. The other one has the typical pickled Japanese plum (umeboshi) in the center and heart-shaped, pickled ginger. I had some left over roast veal from my mum which I heated up in the pan with some mirin, soy sauce and suagr to make it teriyaki style.
It’s not the most romantic Valetine’s treat but at least I stayed true to my style. If you want to have a look at more lovey-dovey entries check these:
The box I used is new and it’s the first time I use it! The wood smells divinely and I love how fresh the colors look with the wooden background. I got the box from a very special place in Fukuoka and I’m looking forward to tell you a little bit more about it in a future entry!
Do you have any special plans for Valentine’s day? We’re not doing anything special today but we’re going to spend the weekend in Italy to get some fresh air, hard work and maybe some decent sleep?
I wish you all a happy day with lots of chocolate or other things and people you love!
PS: you can still see Luna’s cat ears in the corners of the bento box!