When I was looking at the pictures of Piggy & GIR bento, I thought that if I had made the meatball into mini-moose (also from Invader ZIM), it would’ve been perfect… And I made Japanese style hamburg (non-bun hamburgers) the night before, so I decided to try it.
Created and eaten on: 10/6/2008
I didn’t have the time to make a full-kyaraben, so I put hamburg on fried rice mixed with ketchup and veggies (a.k.a.omurice). For some more color I added asparagus, ham, and kamaboko (fish cake). Then I made moose antlers, eyes and tooth with kamaboko.
The mini-moose on the left is also known as “Squeaky Moose” (He squeaks when squeezed), and the one on the right is from “The Most Horrible Christmas Ever” episode.
I don’t know if you can call this a kyaraben (more like a left-over bento), but I got compliments on this from people who’ve never watched Invader ZIM. So “putting eyes and mouth on food” is always a good trick for a quick kyaraben if you don’t have too much time in the morning!
- Japanese style hamburg
- kamaboko (fish cake) for its antlers and eyes
- seaweed for its mouth and eyes
- fried rice mixed with ketchup, edamame, corn and carrot
- asparagus wrapped with ham