I was happy to receive a copy of Li Ming Lee’s new bento book Yummy Kawaii Bento. I have long admired Ming’s food art. She makes amazing creations. In this book, Ming features cute character bento with rice, eggs, bread, salad, pasta, and potatoes. As a vegetarian who does not like the taste of eggs, there is quite a bit of eggs and meat used in this book. But it is easy to make substitutions to fit the needs of you and your family.
I thought the Soboro Lion was adorable and looked easy to make. It was fun to put together. I substituted lentils for the meat and did not follow the directions for the meat soboro.
Container: Kokeshi box
Left: Lion – rice, lentils cooked in vegetable broth, olive, spinach, black sesame seeds
Right: Bell Peppers Stir-Fry p. 227 Yummy Kawaii Bento
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book. I was not financially compensated. All opinions stated here are 100% my own.