non-bento #15: quail egg Prinnies

May 30, 2009

in bento,non bento

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
- cheese
- black sesame seed

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

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

AngelNo Gravatar May 31, 2009 at 2:11 am

Cute! I love the color the eggs get from the cabbage juice. I didn’t realize that something so natural could get a nice bright color like that.


MaryNo Gravatar May 31, 2009 at 8:26 am

But what about their little peg legs? I just love the way they say “Dood.”


LuffleeNo Gravatar May 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

omg these are so cuute! I love the blue of them too~!


LisaNo Gravatar May 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I’m diggin’ the word bubble!


itstheantNo Gravatar May 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm

this is good!


LEonNo Gravatar June 1, 2009 at 6:15 am

ya. with the peg legs would look like prinny dood!


JeannieNo Gravatar September 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

This is too cute to be true!!! >_<


MojaveMommaNo Gravatar September 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

What kind of quail eggs are used?
Very cute!


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar October 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

I think they’re just regular quail eggs. Not sure how common they are, but fortunately, I can get them at a local supermarket. :)


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