Travel

Wanderlust Japan > Cuisine > Making Kyaraben: Brown Bento

Making Kyaraben: Brown Bento

LINE is not used in many English-speaking countries, but it is an extremely popular messaging program in many countries, including Japan.

 

IMG_5695

 

 

One of the main characters in LINE is Brown the Bear. He is part of LINE’s celebrity couple of Cony and Brown.

 

Today we are making the bento above, a bento dedicated to Brown.

 

Ingredients:

  • rice
  • soy sauce
  • katsuobushi (dried shaved bonito flakes, they should be at any Asian market)
  • lotus root salad (this was made with boiled and slice lotus root with salt and pepper tossed in a bit of mayonnaise. If lotus root is not available you can replace this with anything small)
  • snap peas
  • hot dog
  • broccoli
  • lettuce
  • cherry tomato
  • edamame
  • sliced cheese
  • seaweed
  • mayonnaise
  • raw spaghetti

 

Things you will need:

  • A bento box - tupper ware also works
  • A knife
  • chopping board
  • scissors (that you can use for food)
  • tooth picks
  • saran wrap
  • decorative food picks 
  • small cupcake wrappers

 

①材料

 

Get out your ingredients. Don’t they look tasty?

 

②かつお醤油ごはん

 

put some soy sauce and katsubushi on your rice and mix it up. You want the rice to become brown. Put in the soy sauce a bit at a time, if you put too much on all at once you might just end up with really salty rice.

Take your special “brown rice” and make three balls of it using a bit of saran wrap. Make the ears as small as you can if you want it to look more like a bear.

③ごはんラップ

 

Place the head and ears gently inside. You can put the head in a cupcake holder to make it look cuter. Take a piece of raw spaghetti and use it to affix the smaller rice balls to your head part.

④顔詰め

 

 

 

take a toothpick and cut out a muzzle for your face. Take your seaweed and VERY CAREFULLY cut out parts.

 

⑤顔パーツ

 

Take your veggies and arrange them as you like. Hitomi often uses her small food pick to make an edamame skewer. Put your lotus root salad in a cupcake wrapper if you have one. You can use your lettuce to help “frame” your bento.

 

⑥完成

 

And there you are! If you have the LINE messaging app it might be the time to take a picture of your lovely bento and send it to all your friends.

 

 

 

 

May 22 Category:Cuisine Tag:, , ,

We're on Facebook!

Thanks for looking at our site.
Wanderlust Japan is a Japan travel and culture information site.
Like our Facebook page to see updates so you can check out new stuff!

Seeing how many people are enjoying the page gives us a lot of motivation to bring you new stuff!

WANDER LUST JAPAN

    Travel Travel Blogs
Top Sites
    Expats Blog