Simple Bento Techniques
So today I thought I’d make a more traditional style bento for bug and I for lunch so that I could share with you all 2 simple bento techniques which don’t require any special tools, just a nice sharp knife.
So the first thing I thought I would share is how to make the little checkerboard cucumber slices as seen in the bentos above, all you need for this one is a cucumber, a sharp knife and a veggie peeler.
Cut a section of the cucumber off (roughly around enough for 4x 1cm slices).
Next use the veggie peeler to peel strips of the cucumber’s skin away, leaving a strip of skin roughly the same size between each peeled section.
Slice the cucumber into (roughly) 1cm thick slices.
Rotate every second cucumber slice so that the skin and peeled strips alternate and you’re done.
And this last one I am going to share with you today is one of my new fave bento techniques, its quick and easy and looks pretty cool, they’re called ham blossoms and as with the checkerboard cucumber require no tools only a sharp knife and some ham.
Fold your slice of ham in half
Then slice appox 1 cm long slits that are approx 1/2 cm apart along the folded section of ham
Next roll your ham slice up
and you’re done! These tasty little ham blossom are a great little space filler and are easy and fun for kids to eat
Keep an eye out for more tutorials, thanks for reading