New Year’s Bento

Hey there Cuties! :jumpingrabbit:
I have a surprise for you~ the post title kind of gives it away though..
As soon as the holidays started, an inspirational wave came over me and I started sketching bento on the ipad. The app I used is called “Paper 53” and it’s basically a drawing app where you use your fingers to draw. I must admit that it’s rather difficult because the finger makes it impossible to see what’s right underneath it but if you use it as a sketch book and aren’t too fussy, it can bee quite fun I think!

You can get more tools and colors at the app store but fo now I’m sticking to what is available. There are only two kinds of green for example and they’re both rather dark so it’s was difficult to make it look happy but I gave my best to make it look at least a little bit realistic. Details can be challenging, especially if they’re small!
I’ve never done a sketch of my bento before but after trying it for the first time (yes, after looking in the fridge to see what’s available and sketching the bento, I finally even made it!) I must say that I’m really amazed about how helpful it is, to sort your ideas first and then start the bento instead of bustling around without a plan!

haha.. you can try reading my handfingerwriting! I’m not a penman.. :etone:

I can’t say if I’m going to do a sketch every time I make a bento now but if I feel creative it’s definitely a nice option to let out the little inner artist~ I already made sketches of two more bento that I can’t wait to realize.

*nyaaaaa* can you see what is different?! .. I forgot the renkon~ :sigh:

Read on to see more pictures & know about what’s inside~

In Japan, soba (buckwheat noodles) symbolize longevity and are traditionally eaten on New Years eve. I’m nine days too late but I thought it was time again so I combined the soba with stir-fried gobō (burdock root.. I LOVE this vegetable!) and carrots in mirin and soy sauce and it turned out delicious. To give it something creamy, I added a slice of boiled egg and spinkled some goma (sesame seeds) over the noodles. The dessert consists of blood orange and バニラプリン (vanilla pudding) with raspberries.
In the other conatiner there are fish sticks with mayo, Romanesco broccoli and a little rocket and carrots.

The Romanesco broccoli looks amazing, doesn’t it?!

I hope you ate something before reading this post but if not, bon appetit!

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