I had a short interview session with The Star newspaper last week regarding my bento making journey.
This is again another great and unforgettable experience for me!
I was requested to make another three bentos for this session.
Since this session was not limited to sandwich bento like the Astro XTY show, I decided to make bentos with three different ingredients – an onigiri bento, a spaghetti bento, and lastly an egg sandwich bento.
For the Astro XTY 阳光列车 show, due to the age group of the target audience which is 7-12, I had to make something that a kid as young as age 7 can do on their own for the show, and it has to be sandwiches.
To show how much variety and fun we can have with making bento, I purposely chosen three types of different bento boxes – a sandwich bento box, a 2-tier bento box and a rectangle 1-tier bento box.
It was so happened that there was a children cupcake class on going when I was in the interview session, I had unexpected little spectators around too while I made the bentos.
I think the little chick on the spaghetti and the 2 rice balls faces catch their attention the most as some of them kept asking me if I can teach them how to make those.
These are some close-up photos of each of the bento I made.
For the first bento, I made meat floss onigiri decorated into a boy and a girl. There were also hash browns, endamame, grapes and cherry tomatoes in the bento.
I was trying to make a little chick sitting in her cozy nests which is the spaghetti for the second bento. There were steamed broccoli, hams and cherry tomato in this bento. In the other section of the bento box I included some strawberries, grapes and steamed carrots cut into sakura shapes.
The third bento consisted of 2 love shape sealed egg mayonnaise sandwiches with a cheese & ham My Melody on top (now looking at the photo, I realized that I forgot to include the ribbon for the My Melody!). In the other half of the sandwich bento box, there were endamame, grapes, strawberry and some steamed sausages.
All the 3 bentos were cleared by the kids once I was done with the session. Thanks for helping me to take care of the food, which I was having headache what should I do with it! LOL
I was told that the interview write-up will be published in the Star paper sometime this week, and it might go to star online, kuali.com and the Kuntum magazine. Looking forward for that! LOL