My previous charaben (kyaraben) designs have been a little serious and more for adults, so I thought I'd venture into Sanrio-land for today's bento. Of course, I had to start with Kero Kero Keroppi, my (not so secret) favourite... There's something about a cute green frog. I don't know why I like them so much, especially since a real life green frog does not inspire the same sort of feeling.
Anyway, back to Keroppi! - his face is made out of rice mixed with salmon flakes, covered with edamame. I thought it would be interesting to use edamame instead of colouring the rice green. His eyeballs are plain rice balls, and little cherry tomato cheeks and nori (seaweed) eyes and mouth complete his face.
Surrounding him are beef meatballs, asparagus, lettuce, and fried egg yolk and egg white omelettes cut out into stars and hearts. The bits of leftover egg are hidden underneath the pretty cut outs on top. A little tub of blackberries and raspberries add colour and a bit of fruit to the bento.