When I made the “Ponyo bento” I made bunch of Ponyo’s sisters. It was very easy, and you can make it with only four ingredients, so I thought I’d share it with you!
[How to make Ponyo sisters]
- Grape tomatoes (of course, you can use regular cherry tomato, but where I live, grape tomatoes are a LOT cheaper, and for Ponyo’s sister, it looks kind of better than regular cherry tomato.)
- Sliced cheddar cheese
- Black sesame seed
– Tweezers (not necessary but it’s super useful)
1. Cut the grape tomato in angle.
2. If you have a circle cutter that’s slightly bigger than the tomato… Use it to cut out ham for the face.
If you don’t have a cutter… Cut a square that’s slightly bigger than the tomato, and cut four corners off with a spoon.
3. Put half of the ham on cheese, and cut a square slightly bigger than the ham. (If ham is wet, make sure you lightly pat the ham with a
paper towel before putting it on the cheese. Otherwise, cheese will start melting.)
4. Using a corner of any small cookie cutter, a spoon or a butter knife, cut around the cheese. (It’s easier if you decide which side of the head
will be a part first, and start from the side.)
5. Flip the cheese and the ham, and do the same to create bangs.
6. Put the face on the tomato.
7. For the eyes put black sesame seeds on with tweezers. (I use curved nose point tweezers I got from a craft store, but you can use regular tweezers you get from a drug store)
You can put black sesame seeds on the ham first, and put it on the tomato too of course. It’s just that when I try doing that way, the sesame seeds fall off, so I usually put on the sesame seeds at the end.
I just placed them on a plate for this how-to, but it’s a lot easier if you put the tomato in the bento box after step #1 and put the face
on them later. Grape tomatoes (and cherry tomatoes) are a great food to fill some empty spots in the bento box. The more food there is around the tomato, the more stable the grape tomato will be.
If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!