In March 2019...
Rice Base Food Art - Doraemon Unagi Don Bento/ Lunchbox.
I have been wanting to make Doraemon bento for the longest time, finally made it today. No blue Doraemon, I used seaweed instead. Well, my boy is a seaweed lover so he wouldn't complain but he said next time please make a blue one.... :D ..... ALRIGHT! ;)
Here are some quick notes to show the steps/ method:
1. Soak 70g sushi rice for 30 minutes, drain. Add 100g water, cover with lid and bring to boil, reduce to low heat, simmer for 10 minutes, let it sit for 10 minutes, stir in sushi vinegar, set aside to cool. Mean while, cook baby spinach, season with some soy sauce and shallot oil.
2. Portion out a small amount of rice, shape into Doraemon head and 2x paws. Wrap the head using seaweed. Prepare facial details, refer to picture below. Tips: Use toothpick to trim out the white part of the eyes (cheese).
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3. Layer bento box with the remaining rice. Top with spinach.
5. Top with side dishes, I used Unagi, baby octopus and Tobiko as per my boy's request. Lastly, add the paws and it's done!
Updated on 9 March 2020...
Another Unadon version that I've made... Doraemon bento/ lunchbox. This time I used homemade unagi sauce, so delicious!