Kawaii Bento Club is hosting a “Rock My Bento” contest where you create a bento based on a favorite song, band, or album cover. If I had to chose one hard rock song that I remember growing up, it would be “Rock and Roll All Nite” from the band KISS. Though I loved the song, I remember the band members even more. I mean who doesn’t recognize KISS with all of their funky make-up and outer space garb! I chose to make Gene Simmons for my bento since he was KISS’s front man. Gene is basically one big musubi- molded out of rice and stuffed with chicken karaage. His hair is made from hijiki (a Japanese seaweed) that I cooked in shoyu, sugar, and mirin. Gene’s eyes and mouth are made out of kamaboko and his tongue from bologna. I also packed some grapes, broccoli, and a cherry tomato around his head. The KISS flag pick is made from a picture that I got off of the internet and attached to a pick.
Don’t forget to enter your bento into Kawaii Bento Club’s “Rock My Bento” contest for some great prizes!!! There is also tons of great information on how to make bentos as well as great packing tips and tricks. Check it out!