November 7, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

We woke up really late, and we only had 30 minutes left to prepare to leave for school and day’s errands. My preparation time for this bird’s nest is 15 minutes – sauce, eggs and assembly. Thanks so much to reliable house helpers, the spaghetti pasta was cooked early. What’s in Friday Bento? Spaghetti Quail eggs Carrots Apple slices Disney Princesses Cookies Chocolate chip cookies mini Toblerone pieces Scotts Vitamin C Mango Flavor Nori or seaweed for the eyes Bento Tips I bought a single hole puncher to make small circles out of the nori. Apple changes colors when sliced….

October 27, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

This is not an original idea. I just got this idea from LittleMissBento.com. You can read the complete how to make omurice and deco omelette instructions here. I also wrote how I made my omurice below. An omurice is an egg-wrapped rice. Deco omelette is just a scrambled egg with design that looks like a wallpaper, but it is thick and it has designs that also uses eggs. This is my first time to do this. It doesn’t look perfect. But I love how it turned out. I think I will create omurice and deco omelette more often. Bunny Omurice…

October 4, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

HEY!!! I am so excited to share what came to my doorstep today. I ordered this very cute thermal and spill-proof food container from Japan. The brand is Delica. It is less costly than Thermos brand. I love, and I am a fan of Thermos Funtainers, but my daughter can’t find a funtainer design that she likes. So, when we saw this Frozen Themed food container, no second thoughts on ordering. Plus, this comes with a sfork, so it is ultimately convenient. The others do not come with spoon or fork or sfork. It also has a handle that makes…

October 2, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

Hey, I made Olaf. I know this isn’t a perfect Frozen Bento, but I am a real person and I am not creating bento for commercial purposes. I am creating bento for my dear daughter, and for hobby and art purposes. Someday, I will be better than now. Have you seen my bento beginnings? Nevertheless, whatever you create for your child will always look amazing. So just keep on creating bento from your imagination. You’ll be better than yesterday everyday. Your snowman bento will eventually look more Olaf-y. What’s in the Frozen Bento? I don’t always use many vegetables, because…

September 30, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

I found this really great online place where they sell organic vegetables. Purple Corn Pops is one of their main sold products. What are Purple Corn Pops? Purple corn variety is grown here in the Philippines organically by Homegrown Organics. You can visit their Facebook page here. They are like the regular corn but the color is different. This is violet or purple. The texture is a little sticky and the taste is flavorful. I love it as much as the native white corn and the golden japanese sweet corn. The purple corn pops are corn sliced into pieces with popsicle…

September 29, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

This Lego #bento is for #JohannNuguid to help raise awareness for his fundraising project for his cochlear implants named Project Ephphatha. Johann Nuguid is an adorable and smart boy who has hearing and speech difficulty since birth. One of his favorite characters and toys is lego. He is a great builder, just like the hero in the Lego Movie. Visit #projectephphata at www.projectephphatha.com to learn more about Johann and his project. What’s in the Lego Bento Box? Pork Adobo flakes with potatoes Adobo rice Cheese lego pieces Carrot lego pieces Mamon lego (chiffon cupcake) Oreo cookies Chocolate Chip cookies Koala chocolate-stuffed biscuits…

September 13, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

Buy cute food picks, rice shapers or cookie cutters – you can buy these online or from baking supplies stores, or japanese stores like Daiso. Prepare a sandwich, sliced fruits, or cooked rice and some viand. Use cookie cutters to cut the sandwich into shapes, and the rice shapers to form rice shapes. Stick food picks to fruit slices. Arrange the fruits, sandwich and rice in a food container or plate. Add some garnishing, if preferred. The road to success begins on the first step. You have got to start somewhere. How to start bento creation? In starting with bento,…

September 9, 2016 Mommy Tin 0Comment

I love pokemon. I’ve grown with it, since elementary and highschool. I watched the TV series and movies, I played the games. They are so cute and adorable. Now that the Pokemon Go game is so hot, and my daughter has grown love for Pokemon too, she started requesting pokemon theme bento box ideas for her packed lunch. I started with just pokeballs, then I created a Pikachu; it is not the best Pikachu Pokemon Bento Box I created. Then, after a few weeks, I created Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and my latest creation was Squirtle. Check out my first Pokemon…

September 8, 2016 Mommy Tin 1Comment

There is a recently constructed mall nearby our area, and a friend advised me that there is a store there that sells bento tools. I dropped by today and got these items from Daiso. I checked out right away after getting a few items, because if I didn’t, I could have purchased all of their products. Hahaha. What’s in my bento shopping cart? Tofu ripple cutter – I can also use this to slice rice blocks. Hotdog and sausage decorators Animal food picks A new pair of tweezers to hold those tiny parts while decorating, and also to move things…

September 7, 2016 Mommy Tin 2Comment

Who wouldn’t love pandas? They are one of the most adorable creatures on earth. If I could adopt one, i would. Pandas are endangered too, and I want the whole world (in my small little world) to be aware that these pandas need to be loved, cared for, and protected. So, I make these cute panda theme bento box ideas. This is not the first time I made a panda theme bento. In my instagram, you can find a couple of panda theme lunch. Last month, I bought the panda body shaper and nori detail cutter for the ears, eyes, arms…