Wallace and Gromit bento

17 09 2009

Inspired by my new Japanese bento book I made not one but two bentos tonight (Benno insisted he get one too).

Capybara and the sheep from Wallace and Grommit with some carrot flowers.

Capybara and Shaun the sheep from Wallace and Gromit with some carrot flowers.

Capybara, the world's largest living rodent, made from inari, rice and nori. We saw real capybara at the Osaka aquarium (they weren't in the water with the whale sharks though).

Capybara, the world's largest living rodent, made from inari, rice and nori. We saw real capybara at the Osaka aquarium (they weren't in the water with the whale sharks though).

The sheep from wallace and grommit made from hand-shaped rice, nori and potato.

Shaun the sheep from wallace and gromit made from hand-shaped rice, nori and potato.

Benno's bento featuring another capybara and grommit made from rice, nori, carrot and potato. The chef's hat is totally the wrong shape but...

Benno's bento featuring another capybara and gromit made from rice, nori, carrot and potato. The chef's hat is totally the wrong shape but...

Interestingly enough, the capybara, which looks furry and round like a cute little rodent, is called a fish by the Catholic church, making the eating of it’s meat permitable in a Lenten diet. They are quite popular in Japan as a cute animal, and you can find stuffed toys of Capybara in all sorts of places (Apita, for one). We haven’t seen capybara meat for sale here though, not that we’ve looked.


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4 responses

17 09 2009
Danoz

Gromit bento looks awesome! you are a master chef Lara!

17 09 2009
Lara

Not quite, but having fun in the process. It’s sometimes hard trying to come up with vegan alternatives for the omelet, sausage, fish cake, meat balls and other things that go in most bento…but it’s still good to look at the photos for inspiration.

18 09 2009
Sara

Oh man, Shaun the Sheep and Gromit are super cute!! I love W&G!

1 10 2009
Tnelson

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

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