When I made the Prinny bento, I had prepared some food to put in the bento, but I couldn’t used it because I ran out of time. I didn’t want to waste it, so I just put it in our regular bento.
Non-bento #15: Quail egg Prinnies
Created and eaten on: 5/29/2009
Before I started making the Prinny bento, I chopped red cabbage, and microwaved it in a bowl with water. Then I boiled quail eggs, peeled them, and let the eggs soak in the cabbage juice. (see “how to dye eggs naturally”) I wanted to make a couple of Prinnies to put in the background of the bento, but I didn’t have enough time to finish it.
So, the next morning, I took the eggs out the cabbage juice and gently washed them with water. I sliced the side of the eggs, cut cheese with an oval shaped cutter and put it on the egg for the stomach. I cut cheese into a diamond shape for the beak. For their eyes I cut out cheese with a straw, and put black sesame seeds with tweezers. I put a couple of layers of cheese and cut it into a cube for the pouch.
Then I remember what my boyfriend said about Prinny bento. He said that I should put a word bubble and put “Dood” in it. In the game, Prinnies use the word “dood” as an interjection. So I sliced kamaboko (fish cake) and cut it into a shape of word bubble. And I cut seaweed to make the word “Dood.”
I made them all generic Prinnies, but I suppose you can slice a cherry tomato and remove seeds, and wrap it around the egg to make a hero Prinny.
I think this is also great for non-Prinny fans. Remove the pouch on his stomach, it could be a regular penguin. It’s so easy I don’t think I need to do a how-to on this. If you find putting a black sesame seed on cheese difficult, you can make it with a regular egg, and use a hole puncher with seaweed for the eyes.
- quail egg dyed in cabbage juice
- black sesame seed