I have generally felt that working with nori takes a longer time due to the attention required to small details. Today is 15 minute Friday on Bentos On the Bayou and I decided to give myself a challenge to finish today’s lunch with nori details in under 15 minutes.
Today is a public holiday, so I bought mini lotus paste buns (lian yong bao) from the market this morning. I wanted to buy the mini char siew bao (barbecued pork buns) but they were not ready yet, such a pity! The buns (bao) are decorated to look like seals.
Took some photos of the bento making process with a timer (timer counts up). Took 7 minutes to punch out the nori facial details and affix them. The rest of the bento was a breeze to fix, they had fruits (kiwi, strawberries and grapes) and a slice of konnyaku mango jelly which I made last night. Took 13 minutes 42 seconds in all to fix Z2’s bento.
And here is Z1’s bento:
Check out the 15 minute Fridays for more quick lunch ideas.