My favorite Hayao Miyazaki film is Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, more popularly known as Spirited Away. Surprisingly however, my first attempt to present Spirited Away in a bento was unplanned.
â€¢ Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese onigiri in Soot Ball cosplay. I used cheddar cheese & nori for eyes.
â€¢ Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese rolls. Yeah, I’m addicted 😛 They’re relatively easy to make, here’s a sort-of recipe.
â€¢ Carrot sticks
â€¢ Ripe mango cubes, because Philippine Mangoes at the height of summer is something beyond words.What I wanted was simple enough. Salmon and Cream Cheese Onigiri. It was something I’ve been craving for weeks. To maximize the amount of stuffing, I decided to prepare them as balls instead of the usual triangular onigiri. As I was wrapping the onigiri in nori, one of littleyuzu’s older bento flashed in my mind, and I knew, I had to turn the little black onigiri into Spirited Away soot balls.I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Such a pity it was unplanned though. If I had at least one day to prepare, I would’ve bought kompeito.