Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shikai Maki Sushi Bento: #53

Since I first saw this beautiful bento, I've wanted to try to make shikai maki. I had some leftover rice from making the ladybugs earlier in the week and I thought the rich red jewel tones from the beets would work well here. 

My first attempt was a disaster, but sweetPea was generous enough to eat it for dinner last night. I tried to add cucumber to the roll like in the bento zen blog example, but I couldn't figure out how to make it work. This roll, where I've only used rice and tofu, turned out much better. I've also included some sliced cucumbers, cherries, and a mini zucchini coconut chocolate chip muffin. 

Here's a view from above. sweetPea especially liked that the tofu makes a diamond in the center. 


  1. Those are gorgeous! How did you make them?

  2. They look so ornate, but really they're easy to make.

    I followed these tutorials:

  3. Hi! I found your blog from Pinterest (someone posted the unicorn bento) and I just wanted to say I think your bentos are very creative (I love the Lorax one!) and they make me want to eat more fruits and vegetables.

    Thank you for sharing!