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Cooking Charaben: Girl with Bun

Today Hitomi has made us another cute girl charaben. This girl has her hair up in a bun.





  • rice
  • Japanese omelet (called tamago-yaki, directions here )
  • macaroni salad (there is a pretty good recipe for it here )
  • hot dog
  • broccoli
  • green beans
  • edamame
  • lettuce
  • carrot (thinly sliced and boiled)
  • seaweed
  • cherry tomato
  • 2-3 pieces of uncooked pasta
  • a slice of cheese


Things you will need:

  • A knife
  • chopping board
  • toothpicks
  • straw
  • scissors (that you can use for food)
  • food picks
  • cup



Get out your ingredients like so.

Take some rice and form two balls. One should be big and the other significantly smaller (it will be the hair bun). Take saran wrap and cover the rice to shape the balls.

Take seaweed and put it over the rice to make the hair. Use seaweed to cover the small ball entirely.




Place the head in the bento by placing a piece of lettuce down first. Take some uncooked pasta and put it into the head part. Take the small ball and attach it.




Take the uncooked carrot slices and carefully cut them. Use a knife, but if the carrot is soft enough, you should try using a toothpick.

Cut a ring shape and a ribbon shape.



Put the ring around the base of the “hair bun.” You can put the ribbon on and make it stick by attaching a small piece of uncooked pasta.

Take the uncooked hot dog and cut it like so:





Can’t tell what is going on? Cut it across so that there is a big triangle in the middle. In the middle of that triangle, make another triangle. Take the hot dog and boil it and you should have a hot dog flower like in the pictures.

Put in your veggies as you like, using whatever food picks you have. You can use a mini-cupcake foil to make a little dish for your macaroni salad.




Take some scissors and cut out a mouth and eyes for your face with seaweed.

Use a straw to punch out little circles of cooked carrot and attach them to the face.



Voila! You are done! What a fashionable bento you have!

March 28 Category:Cuisine 

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