Bento Beautiful with Cool Accessories

Bento Beautiful with Cool Accessories

Learn how to use some of our favourite bento accessories with this handy guide.

Ele-fun SandwichesBento Cutters

Use bento cutters to style up all kinds of ingredients. They’re easy to use on bread, ham or cheese for anyone bento-ing with kids or on cooked vegetables for more advanced bento makers.

Bento cutters come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, which makes them great for other kinds of cooking too.

 

 Kai Houseware 4 Ways Quail Egg Cutter Kai Houseware Cute Sandwich Cutter
Kai Houseware 4 Ways Quail Egg Cutter Kai Houseware Cute Sandwich Cutter

 

How to Use

  • Pop your food on to a flat surface and press down with the cutter. Be very careful if cutter harder foods or using anything with sharp blades.
  • Use on eggs, sandwiches, cheese and more! You can also use some cutters for moulding rice too.

 

Fun Bento with Leaf PicksBento Picks

Bento picks help stop you getting sticky fingers and make little items that are hard to eat with chopsticks much easier to pick up.

They’re also a really fun way to decorate a bento in a cool way, especially when you’re short on time.

 

Torune Leaf Bento Picks

Daiso Friends Of The Forest Bento Picks

Torune Mamas Assist Animal Picks & Cutters

Torune Leaf Bento Picks Daiso Friends Of The Forest Bento Picks Torune Mamas Assist Animal Picks & Cutters

 

How to Use

  • Pop the picks into finger food like tomatoes, eggs or meatballs
  • Use picks to easily create a fun theme or decorate to make animal faces

Onigiri Moulds

Onigiri moulds are a super easy way to make you bento more fun.

Onigiri can be a little hard to make by hand for beginners, so moulds are a fool-proof and stress free way to try something new.

 

Maruki Bear & Flower Shaped Rice Moulds

Daiso Cookie & Rice Mould Rabbit

Daiso Heart & Blossom Onigiri Paddle

Maruki Bear & Flower Shaped Rice Moulds Daiso Cookie & Rice Mould Rabbit Daiso Heart & Blossom Onigiri Paddle

 

How to Use

Smiley Face Nori BentoNori Punch

Nori seaweed is not only delicious, it’s also really easy to decorate with.

Use nori punches to make quick and easy decorations for rice, ham or cheese.

 

Arnest Smiley Nori Seaweed Punch

Kai Houseware Emoticon Nori Seaweed Punch

Maruki Bear Shaped Animal Food Cutters

Arnest Smiley Nori Seaweed Punch Kai Houseware Emoticon Nori Seaweed Punch Maruki Bear Shaped Animal Food Cutters

 

How to Use

  • Make sure your hands and the cutter are absolutely dry, otherwise you’ll only be making sad faces!
  • Lay the nori down on a flat surface and feed it into your punch. Press down hard and voila, your nori decoration is ready to use

Inspired to make you own bento? Don’t forget to enter our fab bento competition for a chance to win a copy of  Yum-Yum Bento Box and check out the huge range of bento books, accessories and boxes available at Japan Centre.

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