Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sea Turtle Bento

sea turtle bento
This week's Bento Challenge entry! The theme was "Under the Sea"... The sea turtle is in memory of the one we spotted when snorkeling in the Maldives.

It's a bit hard to see the turtle, as he's camouflaged in all the seaweed, dried black fungus, mushrooms, dumpling and capsicum coral - quite realistic, I guess! The turtle is made out of shrimp and mushroom fried rice, with a spinach shell.

The side dish is a fruit jelly, with a konnyaku jelly sea (which is lighter in colour, the photo makes it look a little dark, but by the time I was done I'd lost most of the natural light) and a strawberry parrot fish, and watermelon and honeydew coral. There's also a little strawberry crab and a honeydew starfish that's sitting in the corners, but they are a little hard to make out in the photo.


kc said...

I know this is an old post but I just had to say: Wow! Very impressive.

Claudia said...

hi there kc!
thanks very much for your comment. I do check my site every now and again. No time for new posts, I'm afraid, been busy with a baby - leaves no time for bento like this one!