How to make a Bento like in Anime

How to make a Bento like in Anime

So when you watch a LOT of anime, you inevitably start to notice those cute boxed lunches that everyone in school has. Or at least when someone confesses their love, they make one of these for their boo thang. When I look at a cute bento all I'm thinking is "who in their right mind has the time of day to make these elaborate things?"

A good bento is like a love letter. Except better because you can eat it. Today I'm going to give you some tips on making your bento kick ass. Because my first bento had no finesse and sure as hell if I ever gave someone the monstrosity I made, I would get flat out rejected.

Look at this beautiful bento. This will surely get you noticed by senpai.

Something as simple as a mold can make all the difference in your bento! There's all sorts of molds for everything — egg molds, sushi molds, bread molds. The world is your oyster! 

You can make anime octopus sausages but cutting a piece of sausage in half, then the bottom tail end in fourths. When you fry it, the ends will naturally flare out making yourself an octopus!

Stamps are an easy way to make everything instantly cuter! Use them on carrots, use them on sandwiches, use them everywhere

Don't discount frozen foods like Gyoza or vegetables. Sometimes I won't have fresh vegetables on hand and having stocked frozen goods makes life so much easier!

 

Make your rice look a thousand times better and taste a thousand times better with furikake. Furikake is a sort of Japanese seasoning used primarily for onigiri (rice balls) or to season rice. There's so many different flavors of furikake. 

Imagine what everything would taste like at room temperature. There are certain types of food like eggs, steamed vegetables, etc. that would do well cold. Anything with lots of oil, not so much. The oil tends to coagulate in room temperature making it into a blocky mess.

Happy making! And make sure to watch the full video here:

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