Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Meet the Makkuro Kurosuke!

Meet the Makkuro Kurosuke! I'm in love with these sooty little fellows!
I love the way they disappear in a flash in My Neighbor Totoro, and the way they work in the boiler room in Spirited Away =) And those big blinking eyes ... No wonder Satsuki and Mei shouted "Makkuro Kurosuke, come out! Or we'll poke your eyeballs out!".

In the lunchbox ... Rice balls, seasoned with a little sushi vinegar and covered with lots of shredded nori, chicken karagge, cauliflower and carrots. The blinking eyes were made from cheese and nori. I will definitely make them BIGGER the next time!

Preparing the chicken karagge didn't take up too much time. It was covering the rice balls with shredded nori that took up a bit more time than expected. It was kind of messy, but the boys were happy to see these sooty fellows in their lunch box. Thanks Anna, from AnnaTheRed, once again, for showing the "How To" in your very informative and creative blog! I'm in love your Totoro Bentos!

The first thing Darling son KW asked when he saw these sooty fellows was "Are they from Totoro?". And his next question was ...... "Are we getting Totoro tomorrow?". Hmm, will have to think about that while the boys are at school ....


tjmummy said...

your pics are all very lovely and drool inducing!
i like the ghibli productions you mentioned too, very cute!
here in sg pr sch, food so easily purchased, i got no motivation to do bento lei, even though everytime i see your pics, i feel tempted and inspired! :)

PiggyMummy said...

Anna, you can try a simple one for E when she starts on solids =) i'm envious, cos food easily purchased in Sg ... sometimes, i don't feel like cooking, but have nothing to eat if i don't cook, sob.

AnnaTheRed said...

Awwwww! These are so cute!

I also was surprised how long it took for me to cover a rice ball with seaweed. So what I did was to put seaweed strips into a bowl, put a rice ball in it, and move the bowl around so the rice ball rolls around inside the ball.

Yours came out just adorable anyway!

PiggyMummy said...

Thanks Anna =) I got giddy after doing six small sooties! And almost got covered with seaweed, just like the sooties =p

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