Polar bear bentos


We got our oven door fixed today! Yay! (Hmmm…if you don’t already know, the glass door of our oven went into pieces a month ago. So weird. ) 

It took quite a while… The glass replacement had to be ordered and the repairing service was schedule for this morning, lunch time.

Knowing I couldn’t cook  or use the kitchen properly, I prepared bentos for the whole family, wisely using some “extras” from last night´s dinner ^_^ (thumbs up for leftovers!)


Polar bear bentos

Contents of the boxes (for my girls): lettuce, cucumber slices, mini plum tomato, mini carrots, steamed broccoli, strawberries, red grapes and pork schnitzel. Onigiri polar bear head with nori details, catchup ears and cheeks and a pack of furikake. 


Schnitzel bento for husband

My husband´s bento: plain onigiri, pork schnitzel with tonkatsu sauce, steamed broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, kimchi and moyashi (bean sprouts) aemono (with ponzu sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil dressing).  A juicy strawberry and grapes.

Hah! The onigiri needed to be rearranged so I could close the lid :P.


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Grim Fandango bento

November 2, 2010

Grim Fandango bento

As obscure as it sounds, I made this bento today for my hubs inspired by the game “Grim Fandango”.

Mr. Mies bought couple of PC games to me when I came to live with him (far back then). He thought I could spend some time playing classic games as “Sam & Max Hit the Road”, “Day of the Tentacle” and “Grim Fandango”. All from LucasArts´ great graphic adventure games era.

Well.. at that time we had PC laptops and we could actually run those games nicely. We tried to play Grim Fandango CD-Rom with our Macs but it is just impossible. I think it would be awesome if we could.

So.. about this game in particular. Grim Fandango was released on Oct. 30th, 1998 by LucasArts and was created by Tim Schafer. It is an adventure game, taking place in this world called “The Land of the Dead” on November 2nd for four years in a row (same day in four acts). Note that November 2nd is celebrated in Mexico (and other Latin American countries) as the “Day of the Dead” (Día de los Muertos).

Manuel “Manny” Calavera is the main character of the game and we control him through the gameplay. Most of the characters in Grim Fandango are inspired on Mexican calaca figures used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

I also made another character in this bento, a demon called “Glottis” (the.. orange creature there). I think he is cute (eh?).. Glottis is mainly a mechanic/driver but he also (!*spoiler*!) plays piano and sings very well ^_^.

If you are interested in this kind of old adventure PC games, we (hubs and I) recommend checking this game =).

Contents of the boxes: Japanese potato salad, cherry tomatoes, asparagus and yellow carrots braised in butter and shoyu, grapes, tofu and eggs scramble (under the rice), meatballs, steamed carrots. Manny Calavera made with rice and nori, Glottis made with carrot, cheese and nori.

Yep, I know. Glottis is bigger than shown and Calavera could look better. Maybe I could try again another time ^_^.