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bento #30: Raving Rabbid bento #2

January 27, 2009

in bento,video games

I felt defeated after making my Moyashimon bento. I wanted to make a kyaraben, but I was feeling lazy (as usual)… So I started thinking of what I could make with what I had in the fridge with a minimal amount of effort.

Bento#30: Raving Rabbid bento #2
Created and eaten on: 12/16/2008

I’ve made “Raving Rabbids” charaben before, but I used the cookie cutter I made and it was very abstract. So this time, I decided to make a more obvious Rabbid bento.

I knew the rabbid would be mainly rice, so I needed to make the background color something other than white. For the background I mixed vegetables with rice, curry powder and ketchup, and put it in the bento box. I put plastic wrap over the drawing I did, and shaped the Rabbid with plain rice. Then I cut ham and kamaboko (fish cake) for the inside of its mouth and teeth. I’d already done this in “Sleeping Totoro” and “Flying Totoro”, so it was fairly easy. I also made ears with kamaboko and ham, and stomach with ham. For its eyes, I used a hole puncher to cut out the pink part of kamaboko, white part of kamaboko, tomato skin, seaweed and put each of them slightly off from each other so you could see each layer. Then I cut a circle of the pink part of kamaboko in half and put it on the one of the eyes to make it a “twitchy eye”.

I had made Japanese style hamburg the night before, and I kept some meat uncooked. So I made a couple of dome-shaped meatballs with it, fried them in oil, and put sauce on for the plungers. Then I cut a potato and fried it for the plunger handles.

I put the meatball plungers at the bottom of the bento box with fried potato handles, and made the Rabbid hold the plunger.

I boiled some broccoli and put it between the plungers and rice. After it was done, I thought it lacked color, so I added some carrot flowers (see “how to make vegetable flowers).

This one took less time than my usual bento, but that doesn’t mean I was satisfied with it. I wanted to do a lot more to this bento, but I just didn’t think I had enough time to do it, so I just didn’t even try. I usually work on my bento until very last minute, but I can tell when I had absolutely no chance of finishing it. As a result, I think this bento came out very plain. I’ll upload the sketch for this one later, but I originally had a toilet and Rayman in my sketch…

Oh well. I do like the twitchy eye though. :D

Rabbid:
- rice
- ham and kamaboko for its ears, mouth and teeth
- kamaboko, tomato and seaweed for its eyes

Plunger:
- Japanese style hamburg and fried potato

Other food:
- rice with curry powder, ketchup and mixed vegetables
- carrot flowers
- broccoli

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

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Heidi DNo Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 1:18 am

I think the rabbid is very successful. I love the twitchy eye. Maybe you could do a striped background. Maybe with the curry ketchup rice and some purple cabbage rice. Just thinking out loud. :)

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nicolasNo Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

this one looks so cool !!! :D

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SylviaNo Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 5:02 am

Hang on – you won’t put people in your bentos but you will put toilets? *laugh*

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AnnaNo Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 8:13 am

That twitchy eye made me laugh. For realz.

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ceciliaNo Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

I love his pose! It’s like he’ll spring into your mouth at any moment, whether you like it or not! The twitchy eye is hilarious!

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ayyeung18No Gravatar January 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm

This looks awesome! It looks exactly like rabbids from the game, great job!

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SuzuMochiNo Gravatar January 29, 2009 at 3:59 am

Wow could you be more awesome? I too love the right eye. Cute!

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JeniiNo Gravatar January 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

LOVE! RAbbids are too insane. I remember seeing this yesterday and having the strongest urge to play (and I did…now I can’t really move my arms…). When my boyfriend got home, I showed him the bento and then “introduced” him to Rabbids XD LUFF the maniacal expression!

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veganfNo Gravatar January 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm

LOL. Good one. Love the fries.

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Angela at mommy bytesNo Gravatar January 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm

OMG, that is so awesome! Do you think my son would actually eat veggies if it came with Rayman Rabbids? BTW, I am picking your site as an editor’s pick on kirtsy :) .

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