Kyaraben

Hiya guys!  I’m Neno, and I suck at introductions!  So now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to talk about bento.  Specifically, kyaraben (or charaben), which is short for ‘character bento.’  This is a style of bento box where the ingredients are elaborately arranged to create characters or designs, in order to entertain children and get them to eat their food.
I might not be a child, but I still love these adorable bento boxes.  They come in all shapes and sizes, and are usually very nutritious!  Here are just a few totally awesome ones from Anna the Red.

JiJi from Kiki's Delivery Service
Jiji in his Cage
Meta Knight from the Kirby series
A really awesome Meta Knight!
Almost too cute to eat!
Such an adorable giraffe!

One thought on “Kyaraben”

  1. If those are intended to get kids to eat, it totally wouldn’t have worked with me. I…it’s just too pretty. I couldn’t destroy such meticulous beauty with my teeth. (I Googled kyaraben. SO MUCH AWESOME)

    I should learn to make one some day when I get extra bored. Maybe of my own characters. Ha!

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