bento#24 Raving Rabbids January 6, 2009Posted by AnnaTheRed in bento blog (all), bento blog - video game.
Tags: bento, charaben, kyaraben, raving rabbids, video game
If you own an Wii, you probably have at least one “Rayman: Raving Rabbids” game. For those who don’t own an Wii… “Rayman: Raving Rabbids” contains tons of multi-player party games, and they are disgusting and hilarious at the same time. Playing any games from Rabbids makes me feel like I’m a kid again. I’m not going to do a review on the game, but it contains plungers, burping, spitting, smacking, washing underwear, dropping things on people, etc… Good clean (some times not so clean) fun!
Bento#24: Raving Rabbids
Created and eaten on: 11/17/2008
So yeah, I’m a huge fan of rabbids (not so much of Rayman :P). I always wanted to make a rabbid bento. But there are so many different kinds of rabbids that I didn’t know which one to make… Then I thought “maybe I’ll just make bunch of rabbids!” but I knew that it’d be hard to keep them in the same shape and size. I started thinking of what I could use to make a lot of things in the same shape… a cookie cutter!
First I drew the outline of a rabbid on a piece of thick/hard paper, and I cut the shape out. I bought the biggest round cookie cutter I could find in the nearby food supply store. Then I cut it so it wasn’t a loop anymore.
Using a pair of pliers and a chopstick (a square one), I just started bending it using the cut out rabbid (the outside one) as a guide. I’d bend a little, and put it inside the rabbid shaped hole of the paper, adjust it, and repeat! I didn’t have needle nose pliers or anything, so I used the chopstick’s body to bend the part between the ears, and the tip of the chopstick to make a small curve like the hands of the rabbid.
Actually, I really didn’t think this would work at all (as usual), since I didn’t even have the right tools. But after 2 hours of bending and adjusting, I had a rabbid shaped cookie cutter!
One round cookie cutter wasn’t enough, so I had to add another one. I tried to solder the two pieces together, but I didn’t have a clamp so it didn’t go very well… I managed to solder them together, but I noticed that food got stuck between the two metal sheets and it was hard to get it out. (After this bento I took them apart, cleaned them, soldered them back together. Every time I used it I put scotch tape on the soldered part, and took it off when I washed it.)
Anyway, after I made the rabbid cookie cutter, I decided which food I’d use. Rice, potato, ham, egg, Japanese style hamburg, vegetables and cheese.
First I sliced potato, cut it out with the cookie cutter, and fried it. Then using the cutter I cut out: cheese, ham with potato salad, rice mixed with black sesame seed (see “how to dye rice naturally”), and plain rice. Then I used the paper I used to make the cookie cutter to cut out seaweed into the shape of a rabbid and put it on the plain rice rabbid.
When I put the cookie cutter on a heated pan and cracked an egg in it, some egg started to leak out! My cookie cutter wasn’t perfectly even. T_T Still though, when I finished cooking it looked pretty neat, and I liked it! Actually it was so much fun that I tried it again. 😛 This time, an egg broke! But the egg made an really interesting pattern, so I decided to use that one.
And hamburg… Oh my god. This took FOREVER. I had to cut out ground meat with the cookie cutter, and I had to keep it on while cooking the meat otherwise the meat would expand and lose its shape. (and of course, I had to cook both sides.)
I wanted to make more rice rabbids, but each rabbid was pretty thick, so I realized that I couldn’t do three layers. So I put rice on the bento box, and put seaweed (with a rabbid shape cut out) on it. Then I placed other rabbids on top of each other to balance out the color. I thought of putting faces on each rabbid, but decided to leave them faceless, because I though that the each ingredient was unique itself.
Even though this was probably the most abstract kyaraben I’ve made so far, I really like this one. You have to be a rabbid fan to recognize what this is. 😀 The only thing I regret was that I couldn’t put any vegetables in this bento. I felt horrible… I don’t like making kyaraben just for the look. I tried lettuce but it was too thin. I probably could’ve used a green pepper if I had it. *sigh*
But because of kyaraben, I learned that making a customized cookie cutter isn’t that hard. So that’s all good.
– rice and seaweed
– rice mixed with black sesame seed (see “how to dye rice naturally”)
– potato salad, cheese and ham
– rice and seaweed