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