Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sushi Art - Bee


I was really excited and intrigued to learn how sushi can be beautifully made into different patterns and shapes. So I bought 'Kawaii Deco Sushi' written by Little Miss Bento, Shirley Wong from Popular bookstore for reference and keepsake. I tried one of the bee sushi - one of the easiest as she stated in her book that the difficult level was 1 of 4. Instead of using rice to make the wings, I replaced it with crabsticks.  Also I did not follow the exact weight of the rice used.  I just stuffed till it filled up the gaps.  I was happy with my bee sushi even though it was not as neat as hers.  But it certainly looked better than my first attempt previously.

My first attempt was a sleepy piggy sushi which I followed the instructions on the leaflet that came together with the sushi mat I bought from Tokyo.  It was a disaster.  Piggy face was squashed! I was quite discouraged and for a long time did not want to attempt another one till yesterday.

I began my spring cleaning in the kitchen cabinets for the Chinese New Year in the beginning of the month.  Here's a peek at my bento boxes that I stashed in my kitchen cupboards ;)  Still more cleaning to be done......  Well, I normally could not finish all it every year..haha. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Healthy bento at the beginning of year

For a long time, I have not prepared any bento(s) for my boy due to the December school holiday break and also, he requested less bento(s) because he wanted to buy food from the canteen.  These were the first bentos of the year!  We had it for our lunch at home and I got my share too. I felt so good eating a healthy meal at the beginning of the year.  But once a while, I would love to have a plate of sinful char kway teow, chicken rice or other hawker food here. ;P 
  • Fried tau kwa (firm tofu)
  • Tomato slice
  • Boiled broccoli
  • Steamed kabocha with mirin and soy sauce (Japanese pumpkin)
  • Steamed chicken drumstick with grated ginger, salt and sesame oil (tear into small pieces)
  • Brown rice


First week of Primary 2 was not that exciting for my son.  In his primary school, the teachers and classmates remained the same for the first 2 years.  When he progressed to Primary 3, there would be streaming and change of classes according to his academic results then. Everything was a familiar sight and lesson has not fully started.  The time table of the lesson would only be ready by next week.  I asked about his day in school.  "What did you do since there is no lesson?"  He said "Nothing, just talking, talking and talking." in a boring tone.

How was your child doing in the first week of school?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Ping-Pong Ball Float (Idea from Science Spy magazine from Science Center)

Adult supervision required