Pokémon To-Go: Pikachu Bento Box

 

When Pokémon Go was officially launched here in PH, me and my family joined the craze and soon after, my eldest started bugging me to make a Pokémon bento box.

And so I gave in, but only 2 weeks after his request because I couldn’t quite imagine how I can make a decent Pokémon bento. But I did it, and I’m glad that I took up the challenge.

Pikachu-Bento-Box

I’ve only done a few charaben before and I used bread for the most of them. This time for my Pokémon bento I also used white bread as my main because I find molding rice a bit intimidating to do for an amateur bento-maker like me.

So first, I used a piece of loaf and flattened it before cutting. I searched for some Pikachu photos online as a guide for the outline. After achieving the shape that I want, I spread margarine to get that sunny yellow color.

For the details on the face, I used seaweed sheet (ears, eyes, nose, and lips), cooked ham (mouth), cheese slice (eyes), and red vegetable noodles (cheeks). The red vegetable noodle was supposedly for the pokeball only, but I have no ketchup at the time so I just made 2 tiny spirals to make the cheeks.

Next, I brought out a heart-shaped silicone baking cup (which I bought from Landmark, Trinoma months ago) and filled it up with a bar of pink cake. I placed the heart on top of Pikachu so it kinda looked like something out of a video game.

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Pikachu-Bento

I earlier planned to make poke balls using quail eggs but I forgot to grab a tray at the supermarket. Luckily I was able to make a substitute for it. For the poke ball, I boiled red vegetable noodles and placed them in a silicone muffin cup. Then I fried an egg and used the white as the bottom part of the ball. To make a separator, I cut the nori sheet to make a strip, and made a circle from the egg yolk.

I filled up another silicone muffin cup with peanuts (my son’s favorite munchie) and placed it in the EasyLunchboxes lunch box. I don’t like seeing spaces in my bento so I poured chocolate cereals in all the spaces around Pikachu.

Pokemon-Bento-Box

To further make my Pika-bento interesting, I added a few DIY Pokemon food picks. To do this, I used some of my planner stickers that I’ve downloaded from Planner Problem (Pokemon Go Deco free printable planner stickers). I cut out the first 3 Pokemon (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle), added a few Pokemon Go-themed icons (Bag, Egg, and Pokemon Go App on mobile), and then stuck each sticker onto individual plastic food picks.

I spent around 45 minutes to make this character bento but it’s definitely worth it because 1.) I’m a Pokemon fan and 2.) it has been one of the best bento boxes I’ve made so far.

I hope you like it! 🙂

Pikachu-Bento-Recipe

Here’s a list of the food products that I used for my Pikachu bento box:

  • Gardenia Classic White Bread
  • Gardenia Twiggies Pink Cake (Tutti Frutti flavor)
  • Nestle Koko Krunch Cereals
  • Sugo Salted Peanuts
  • Windmill Gourmet Premium Cooked Ham
  • Heng Bing Yaki Sushi Nori Raosted Seaweed
  • Star Margarine
  • Danes Cheese Slices

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27 comments

  1. Michelle D.A. says:

    Ay ang cute!!! 😀 Parang ayoko kainin kasi it looks like you’ve put a lot of effort on it tapos kakagatin ko lang si Pikachu. Hihi. I’ve never tried making bento boxes before but I joined an online support group in Facebook para when the time permits and gusto ko na syang itry, I can just head over to that support group for ideas and how-to’s for beginners. 😀 Your output is really cute. Congrats! Super effort! 🙂

  2. thecherylf says:

    This is really cute! I’m actually saving ideas on different bento styles so when my son is ready for school na, I’m also ready with baon ideas.

  3. Berlin says:

    This is fun to eat for sure. And though my son isnt a pokemon fanatic, surely he will enjoy this kind of preparation. His classmates will also go gaga over the baon. Hehehe

  4. Cheanne says:

    So nice! I admire the likes of you who has the tyaga to make bento. Haha! I’ve tried it a few times and find that it’s too tedious for something the kids will just gobble up in a jiff. Haha!

  5. mrsEnerodiaries says:

    Super love this post. I am a bento newbie and a pokemon fan as well. Ang need talga for bento is imagination. Gotta push myself to make bento more often para pag magschool na yong toddler ko, perfect na 🙂

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