Easiest Way to Make Appetizing Halloween Bento (Charaben)

Halloween Bento (Charaben). Ghosts make the easiest Halloween-themed bentos! Just make a ghost shape following the shape of the bento box. The hat is made by sticking some nori seaweed on a piece of kamaboko.

Halloween Bento (Charaben) I got a lot of questions about how to make one on my blog, so I created a recipe. When cutting out the nori for the hat brim, stack two layers together, and fold in half. Halloween is over, but here's one more round of spooky charaben, this time from Japan. You can cook Halloween Bento (Charaben) using 6 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Halloween Bento (Charaben)

  1. Prepare 80 grams of Chicken rice.
  2. Prepare 1 of Carrot slices simmered in consomme (as needed).
  3. You need 1 of other side dishes (to fill the rest of the bento).
  4. Prepare 1 of pingpong ball sized amount Kabocha squash (simmered or mashed).
  5. It’s 1 of Nori seaweed (as needed).
  6. Prepare 1 of Sliced processed sandwich cheese (as needed).

I misspoke the last time when I said there seemed to be more Halloween bentos coming from non-Japanese bloggers and bento enthusiasts than Japan. Many Japanese bloggers posted their Halloween bentos over the weekend, or I just missed them previously. This one features a cute green rice onigiri Frankenstein. Read about it on her blog.

Halloween Bento (Charaben) step by step

  1. Form the kabocha squash into a pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern. Make the pumpkin head by wrapping the mashed kabocha squash with plastic wrap. The ridges are formed with a toothpick. Decorate the top of the pumpkin head with a piece of kabocha peel..
  2. Cut out pumpkin shapes from pre-cooked carrot slices. Then, add on the eyes and mouth sliced out of nori seaweed..
  3. Cut bat shapes out of nori seaweed, stick them onto sliced cheese, and cut around the nori shapes with a toothpick..
  4. Halloween with Donguri-chan (a children's picture book character)..
  5. Here's a Jack-O'-Lantern made with rice. Just add ketchup, mayonnaise and salt to a little bit of rice, form into an oval shape on top of a bed of white rice. That's it..
  6. Ghosts make the easiest Halloween-themed bentos! Just make a ghost shape following the shape of the bento box. The hat is made by sticking some nori seaweed on a piece of kamaboko..
  7. A Halloween night theme. Make a bento with nori seaweed lined on rice. Make bat shapes out of cheese and nori seaweed and put on top of the nori..
  8. Here's Jack Skellington from the movie, "A Nightmare Before Christmas." Make a round onigiri (rice ball), and make the eyes, nose and mouth with nori seaweed..
  9. Line a bed of rice with nori seaweed with a circle cut out. Cover the rest of the rice with more nori. Make a face in the circle like the bento in step 8. Add a moon and stars to make it a Halloween night-themed bento..
  10. Cut kamaboko out with a penguin shaped cutter, and cut down the shapes to transform into ghosts. Make cheese bats as shown in Step 7. Place the ghosts and bats on top of a bed of rice mixed with yukari..

Whoa, these garlic bread 'fingers' with sliced almond fingernails are way too scary for me! Keep reading Great Bento Ideas: Colorful charaben for Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival). One final roundup of Halloween bentos, this time from Japan! I haven't had any time to make a Halloween themed bento this year, since I'm still working on the recipes for my book. But many talented bentoists in the Just Bento flickr pool have been busy making some really scary-cute bentos!

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