Yummy Kawaii Bento Book Review
At the time, there weren’t a ton of American style bentos (which is what I do- lots of cookie cutters and sammi’s over here ya’ll!). But as you know (or are about to!) bento packing started in Japan. One of the main ingredients in the Japanese diet is – wait for it!- rice. *duh dum dah!* But seriously, there are people with crazy mad amazing skills in making traditional Japanese bentos (not me…*hangs head in shame*). Lucky for us though, Li Ming Lee of Bento Monsters put together this AMAZING book with all kinds of tips and tricks with step by step instructions on how to create dozens of lunches.
Seriously, if you are looking to learn how to pack a traditional kawaii (that means cute BTW- and hello…just look at that cover), this is the book for you.
Ever wondered how the heck rice gets its different colors? I have. A lot actually. I didn’t think it was food coloring, but then I was like…well…maybe? Li answers my question though…with pictures!
Definitely check out the book, pick up a copy and enjoy the brilliance that is Li Ming Lee. Seriously. You will thank me.
As for my first attempt at rice balls…let’s just say I need to make another lunch STAT. But I wanted you all to know about this awesomeness. I’ll post an update when I get a chance to play with rice again. My house has been sick on again off again…
*I was given a copy of this book to review but was not compensated in any way.All opinions are my own*
*In case you don’t want to go to the store and prefer shopping from home, here are a list of links to the items I’m using for this bento. These are affiliate links. If you choose to buy from my links, I get a small percentage.