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How to make an edamame stick

January 4, 2009

in decorations,how-to

This one is may not really be “kyaraben” food by itself, but it’s a great way to add green to your bento box.

This technique lets you put edamame together in one place without using a little cup. All you need is uncooked pasta! You can put it in the corner of bento box like in the Piggy & Gir bento, or use it as a divider like in my Portal bento.

Pasta gets soft enough to eat because the moisture from edamame in a couple of hours or when microwaved. But if you’re not sure about eating uncooked pasta, you can fry the pasta.

[edamame stick] (used in “Piggy & GIR”, “Portal” )
- edamame
- pasta

1. After boiling edamame, pop the beans out of the pods and peel the outer skin of the edamame.

2. Stick the soybeans on the uncooked pasta one by one.

Snap off the pasta on the both sides and done!

That’s it!

3. If you put #2 in a bowl of water and microwave it for a couple of minutes, the edamame stick becomes soft and bendy! Maybe you can use this as a necklace for a girl character food or have it surround other food. (be careful when you bend it. If the pasta isn’t soft enough, it might break off.)

You can see more pictures of “How to make an edamame stick” on my flickr page.
And if you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!

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