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non-bento#2 Shadow of the Colossus December 16, 2008

Posted by AnnaTheRed in bento blog (all), bento blog - non bento, bento blog - video game.
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I was so excited when I found my bento were shown on TinyCartridge.com and gonintendo.com. They’re game sites and post geeky nerdy stuff daily.
But I think the first major exposure on the internet was on Destructoid.com (not that like I think TinyCartridge and gonintendo are not major, but Destructoid has a bigger community.)
Someone found my Kamatari bento online and sent it to one of the editors.
He wrote “If anyone needs me, I will be in the kitchen recreating a scene from Shadow of the Colossus out of my grilled cheese sandwich” to close his article. I took that as a challenge.

Non-bento character food#2: Shadow of the Colossus
Created and eaten on: 10/26/2008

I LOVE Shadow of the Colossus. It’s such a beautiful game. You have to climb a colossus and defeat it. Simple and brilliant. But those colossi are so adorable, I fell in love with them. I’d just wait for them to come to me, run away to wait, and repeat,,, 😛
Anyway, I was interested in doing some “seaweed art”, so I thought this would be a great opportunity.
First I cut the tracing paper in the same size as a cheese single. Then I found an image of the colossus, adjusted the size of the image on my monitor, put tracing paper on it and traced it. This probably isn’t the best way to trace an image, but your monitor acts like a light box, so it makes it easier for you to trace the image.
Then I put the paper over the seaweed and held them together with a paper clip. I put a catalog or something under the seaweed, and cut it out with an exacto knife.

A lot of people asked me how I did this, but the answer is simple, “very carefully.”
I don’t use special seaweed or anything. All you need is a really sharp knife and patience.

Some people asked me what seaweed on cheese would taste like. It doesn’t taste bad at all. You just kind of taste the flavor of seaweed, but you really can’t taste it much.
Maybe I’ll probably do a how-to on this one someday. All 16 of them!

The colossi:
– seaweed on cheese
– toast

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

EDIT: People who are debating whether Kraft singles are cheese or um,,, not food…
I do not use Kraft singles when I make grilled cheese sandwich. Oh wait, this cheese isn’t even grilled, and I don’t even eat grilled cheese sandwich. (I did eat this one though)
This was more like a joke dedicated to the editor on Destructoid. “Kraft singles on Wonder Bread = good ol’ American food” (<- yes, this is a joke too)
So you can stop telling me “This is not a good grilled cheese sandwich. You’re doing it wrong!” Thank you. 🙂


1. Kym - December 17, 2008

That’s the best seaweed-on-cheese art I’ve seen in my life!

2. Lee is Still Gaming - December 17, 2008

Hope you don’t mind, but I passed this along to Destructoid and Kotaku, and they posted it.

So, yeah, ya might get some more subscribers. 😛

3. Matthew - December 17, 2008

Never would have guessed that was seaweed. I thought you somehow burned part of the cheese without melting it.

Interesting art. Well done.

4. Mezzo - December 17, 2008

this is just wow great post. i love it. 😀

5. Giolon - December 17, 2008

That is impressive! Do you eat these things after you make them?

6. Adam Poots - December 17, 2008


7. sfrack - December 18, 2008

a real work of art!

8. stuffgenious - December 18, 2008

Check out my blog where I did a joint review on this game and others.

9. Tony Vatterott - December 18, 2008

saw this on kotaku and this art rocks!!!! well done!

10. r - December 19, 2008

Ignore the kids from Kotaku and Dtoid that whine that it’s not a grilled cheese sandwich. …actually, it’s just Kotaku. Those fickle children are highly elitist and definitely can’t take a joke.

11. Heather - December 19, 2008

There’s a reason they call it Kraft (craft?) cheese…

12. dominiumundi - December 23, 2008

Thats awesome!!! I want to do the same. For my kids.

13. Game and wiitch - December 26, 2008

C’est génial, et sa doit être délicieux.

14. jess - January 19, 2009

:O I thought I was the only sane one around to eat seaweed on cheese!

It tastes delicious if you put enough on!!!

15. LeafPanda - January 25, 2009

Don’t forget Kotaku.com the nerdiest site of them all =P

16. Rob Layton - March 9, 2009

Haha. You’re outta control. Making me hungry.

17. yoyo - July 4, 2009

Thtz zo cool! i neva thought of puten seaweed on my chees sandwich… so i tried it! It tasted pretty good if you don’t mind mee sayen. And by the way, thatz so totaly awesooommmeee… i love shadow of the Colossus, but i neva thought of putten some cheese on it. U RCK! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😮 :O 😮 :O 😮 :O !!!!!!!!!! seez youz laterzzzzz! peaze outz!

18. yoyo - July 4, 2009

Whatz up! just showedz my brotha, and he sayz itz awsome! like i sayz… i agree! 🙂 ya know… i feel like eaten some grilled cheesz rightz now, zo zee yaz latar!:O 🙂 :O 🙂 :O 🙂

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