Bento #43: UST Cutie Tiger bento

September 20, 2011
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I made this bento as a tribute to my beloved university, the University of Santo Tomas :) I’ve been meaning to make some UST-themed bentos but it was only yesterday that I had some extra time. It’s not very elaborate, though. Plus, the nori was being a bitch and kept curling up so I couldn’t make the tiger stripes nicely.

Anyway, I am happy at how it turned out. It still looked cute to me :D

The tiger is made up of pan fried curry korokke (croquette), which I got from Hatchin at P20 a piece. The tiger stripes were cut free hand from nori, while the face was done using my Niko-niko punch.

The rice is less than 1 cup, since the korokke is a quite substantial on its own. For color, nutrients and decoration, I added the below:

  • kani sticks
  • quail egg cut into 2 flower shapes
  • sweet  peas
  • shelled edamame (soybeans)
  • chikuwa
I also brought a small container of tonkatsu sauce. To view this photo with notes, go to my Flickr page

It took me over an hour to finish eating this bento!! I was so full after, and almost fell asleep during our telecon. Pfft. I have some more UST-themed bentos coming in the next few weeks :)

For more of my bento posts, click HERE
To find more Filipino bento enthusiasts, click HERE or HERE
For a list of Japanese groceries in the Philippines, click HERE

The Niko Niko Punch series comes in 3 sets:

  • Set 1 - koala, panda and generic smiling face
  • Set 2 - 3 kinds of smiling faces with different eye shapes
  • Set 3 (pictured below)

Nori punches (Niko niko punch set 3) - I used the red one for the tiger

Get the latest bento accessories from J-List and J-Box, including the nori punch set mentioned above :)

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