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bento 57: Metroid Prime 3 July 11, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in bento blog (all), bento blog - video game.
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My boyfriend has been playing old games he had, and he recently beat this game.

Bento #57: Metroid Prime 3
Created and eaten on: 7/10/2009

Metroid is an action-adventure video game for NES system, and first released in Japan in 1986. The story is “set on the planet Zebes, the story follows Samus Aran as she attempts to retrieve Metroid creatures that were stolen by Space Pirates, who plan to replicate the Metroids by exposing them to beta rays and then use them as biological weapons to destroy Samus and all that oppose them.” (from Wikipedia) Samus wears a special suit that allows her to morph into a ball. There are five main Metroid series and six Metroid prime series right now and a new one was already announced to be released in 2010 at E3 (the biggest game convention in the world).

My boyfriend stopped playing Metroid Prime 3 a long time ago. He said that he got stuck at this one difficult section and stopped playing. He felt bad about buying new games when he hasn’t beat some games he had, so he decided to beat Metroid Prime 3. The other weekend, he finally beat it! So I wanted to make a bento to celebrate!


I woke up late that morning, and I hadn’t even done the sketch for this. I was thinking that I’d just make a regular bento, but in the last minute, I thought “Oh what the hell, I’ll start making it and see how it goes.” … A horrible idea. I think this was by far the WORST kyaraben I’ve done so far. Worse than the Braid bento. (not going to even link it to the blog post… Go to index and look for it if you really want to see it T_T) I seriously considered not giving the bento to him when I finished, because it looked soooooooo bad.

It’s so painful to even look at it, so it’ll be a short post today.

For Samus, I mixed rice with ketchup and shaped it like Samus’ helmet with plastic wrap. For Dark Samus, I mixed rice with black pepper and salt and shaped it like Samus’ helmet with plastic wrap.

One of the rules of kyaraben is that the bottom of bento box shouldn’t be visible. That’s why I usually use renkon or lettuce to cover the bottom, but I didn’t have renkon or enough lettuce to do this. So I tried to cover the bottom using pork cutlet bits I cooked the night before. I wanted to put something green in, but didn’t want to use bacon/asparagus like I usually use since there were already enough meat. So I wrapped boiled asparagus with turkey ham instead.

I boiled broccoli and sprinkled sesame seeds over it, trying to fill the space between the pork cutlet bits. It didn’t look good, but I left it in there anyway.

I made potato salad and wrapped it with microwaved lettuce to make Metroids. (Floating jellyfish like monsters with very nasty fangs) Then I cut out red pepper with a small bottle cap for the red things. I sliced and fried potato for their legs.

The only thing I like about this bento is this cute little Metroid.

I could still see the bottom of the bento, so I sliced broccoli stems and put it around to cover it up.

Metroid takes place in space, so I put in star shaped carrots I had from the freezer I had cut previously (see “how to freeze carrot flowers”).

For the helmet visors I cut lettuce for Samus, cheese for Dark Samus, and cut seaweed for the lines on the helmets. To cover up more empty space I put snowpeas in the bento.

Arrgh. If there weren’t Metroid (the jelly fish thing) in this bento, no one could’ve guessed what this was supposed to be. Sighs.

I swear to myself that I’d make a better Metroid bento again someday…

– rice mixed with ketchup
– lettuce and seaweed

Dark Samus:
– rice mixed with black sesame seed and salt
– cheese and seaweed

– potato salad wrapped with lettuce
– fried potato, red pepper

Other food:
– pork cutlet
– broccoli
– asparagus wrapped with turkey ham
– snowpeas
– carrot flower

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


1. stardustology - July 25, 2009

Aww, don’t fret! I still think it looks tasty :d

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