non-bento #2: Shadow of the Colossus

December 16, 2008

in bento,non bento,video games

I was so excited when I found my bento were shown on TinyCartridge.com and gonintendo.com. They’re game sites and post geeky nerdy stuff daily. But I think the first major exposure on the internet was on Destructoid.com (not that like I think TinyCartridge and gonintendo are not major, but Destructoid has a bigger community.)

Someone found my Kamatari bento online and sent it to one of the editors. He wrote “If anyone needs me, I will be in the kitchen recreating a scene from Shadow of the Colossus out of my grilled cheese sandwich” to close his article. I took that as a challenge.

Non-bento character food #2: Shadow of the Colossus
Created and eaten on: 10/26/2008

I LOVE Shadow of the Colossus. It’s such a beautiful game. You have to climb a giant colossus and defeat it. Simple and brilliant. But those colossi are so adorable, I fell in love with them. I’d just wait for them to come to me, run away to wait, and repeat,,, :P

Anyway, I was interested in doing some “seaweed art”, so I thought this would be a great opportunity.
First I cut tracing paper in the same size as a cheese single. Then I found an image of the colossus, adjusted the size of the image on my monitor, put tracing paper on it and traced it. This probably isn’t the best way to trace an image, but your monitor acts like a light box, so it makes it easier for you to trace the image.

Then I put the paper over the seaweed and held them together with a paper clip. I put a catalog or something under the seaweed, and cut it out with an exacto knife.

A lot of people asked me how I did this, but the answer is simple, “very carefully.”
I don’t use special seaweed or anything. All you need is a really sharp knife and patience.

Some people asked me what seaweed on cheese would taste like. It doesn’t taste bad at all. You just kind of taste the flavor of seaweed, but you really can’t taste it much. Maybe I’ll probably do a how-to on this one someday. All 16 of them!

The colossi:
- seaweed on cheese
- toast

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

EDIT: People who are debating whether Kraft singles are cheese or um,,, not food… I do not use Kraft singles when I make grilled cheese sandwiches. Oh wait, this cheese isn’t even grilled, and I don’t even eat grilled cheese sandwich. (I did eat this one though) This was more like a joke dedicated to the editor on Destructoid. “Kraft singles on Wonder Bread = good ol’ American food” (<- yes, this is a joke too)
So you can stop telling me “This is not a good grilled cheese sandwich. You’re doing it wrong!” Thank you. :)

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

KymNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 12:43 pm

That’s the best seaweed-on-cheese art I’ve seen in my life!


Lee is Still GamingNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Hope you don’t mind, but I passed this along to Destructoid and Kotaku, and they posted it.

So, yeah, ya might get some more subscribers. :P


MatthewNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Never would have guessed that was seaweed. I thought you somehow burned part of the cheese without melting it.

Interesting art. Well done.


MezzoNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 7:09 pm

this is just wow great post. i love it. :D


GiolonNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

That is impressive! Do you eat these things after you make them?


Adam PootsNo Gravatar December 17, 2008 at 11:54 pm



sfrackNo Gravatar December 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm

a real work of art!


stuffgeniousNo Gravatar December 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Check out my blog where I did a joint review on this game and others.


Tony VatterottNo Gravatar December 18, 2008 at 7:06 pm

saw this on kotaku and this art rocks!!!! well done!


rNo Gravatar December 19, 2008 at 6:08 am

Ignore the kids from Kotaku and Dtoid that whine that it’s not a grilled cheese sandwich. …actually, it’s just Kotaku. Those fickle children are highly elitist and definitely can’t take a joke.


HeatherNo Gravatar December 19, 2008 at 9:04 am

There’s a reason they call it Kraft (craft?) cheese…


dominiumundiNo Gravatar December 23, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Thats awesome!!! I want to do the same. For my kids.


Game and wiitchNo Gravatar December 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm

C’est génial, et sa doit être délicieux.


jessNo Gravatar January 19, 2009 at 6:59 am

:O I thought I was the only sane one around to eat seaweed on cheese!

It tastes delicious if you put enough on!!!


LeafPandaNo Gravatar January 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Don’t forget Kotaku.com the nerdiest site of them all =P


Rob LaytonNo Gravatar March 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Haha. You’re outta control. Making me hungry.


yoyoNo Gravatar July 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

Thtz zo cool! i neva thought of puten seaweed on my chees sandwich… so i tried it! It tasted pretty good if you don’t mind mee sayen. And by the way, thatz so totaly awesooommmeee… i love shadow of the Colossus, but i neva thought of putten some cheese on it. U RCK! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :o :O :o :O :o :O !!!!!!!!!! seez youz laterzzzzz! peaze outz!


yoyoNo Gravatar July 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

Whatz up! just showedz my brotha, and he sayz itz awsome! like i sayz… i agree! :) ya know… i feel like eaten some grilled cheesz rightz now, zo zee yaz latar!:O :) :O :) :O :)


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