I still have so many ideas for Xmas Bento this year, hopefully I can make most of them before Christmas Day.
Today its Rilakkuma’s turn to be in a festive mood. I made Rilakkuma popping out of a Xmas stocking and Korilakkuma as a Reindeer and Kiiroitori too.
Did you know that there are actual plushie toys where Rilakkuma is really popping out of Xmas stocking, and in others coming out of Chimney and even dressed up as a Christmas tree or reindeer. Haha.
Japanese are always the best in being creative and kawaii.
To make Rilakkuma, you will need to mix the Japanese rice with some teriyaki sauce or soy sauce. I recommend the former as it is less salty.
Then shape the parts using cling, just like the technique I share in my Kawaii Bento cookbook.
The Xmas stocking is actually made from mince meat patty wrapped with imitation crabstick and decorate with some rice a Xmas bento pick.
Korilakkuma Reindeer is actually a small sausage with cheese and sushi seaweed. I forgot the red nose :P
I also prepared a simple sauteed broccoli dish and added a star shape nugget and some mixed vegetables for festive colours!
Packed this bento in my new cafe theme bento box from LOFT Japan.