A collection of all the cute & delicious bento box recipes & tutorials created on Love At First Bento. You’ll find cute bento boxes, character bento boxes (AKA kyaraben), and elegant bento boxes. Every bento box includes step by step instructions, a video tutorial, and plenty of tips for creating beautiful bento lunch boxes like a pro.
Make your next bento a deep-sea adventure by adding these mesmerizing mermaid salad rolls.
Warning: Eating these mermaid salad rolls might just turn you into a mermaid.
Okay, that may be stretching the truth just a teensy bit; but, I can at least guarantee that you’ll feel like a mermaid after eating them. Who doesn’t want to feel like a beautiful mythical creature come lunchtime?
Rilakkuma Rice Balls – a must-have addition to any Rilakkuma fan’s bento box. Super easy to make, and almost too cute to eat!
Let’s talk rice balls. Like, literally, rice shaped into cute little teensy balls that you can just pop into your mouth and eat in one bite. We’re going to step up our rice ball game today and multiply their cuteness times 1 million. Behold: Rilakkuma rice balls, featuring Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori. They’re deliciously adorable, easy to eat, and a fun upgrade from a boring old white rice bento.
Unleash the flower power with this beautifulflower garden soboro bento box. Learn how you can easily transform this classic bento into an edible work of art.
Have you ever grown your own plants before? I can’t say I have a lot of experience with this myself, but just this summer, I decided to give growing some of my own herbs a try. When I say give it a try, I mean “go to the grocery store and buy their pre-potted herbs” kind of try. That still counts though, right? I ended up with a parsley plant, as well as a cute little shiso and mizuna plant I found at my local Japanese store.
In the beginning, I was quite diligent with my watering duties, and even used some of the parsley in an omelette (such a proud plant-mama moment). Fast forward a few weeks, however, and my parsley and mizuna plants had, quite literally, dropped dead. Needless to say, I am now tagged in every meme about killing plants on Facebook.
Beat the summer heat with Hello Kitty rice popsicles– easy to make, fun to eat, and the perfect addition to any summertime bento box!
Popsicle season is upon us. You’ve probably heard the ice cream truck tinkling it’s irresistible melody from down the street countless times by now. Perhaps you were able to resist the esoteric lure of the ice cream truck– if so, I applaud you. I, personally, do not house the mental strength to resist the hypnotic pull, and so you will see me right in there amongst all the kids, debating over about 10 different items I’d like to inhale within 5 seconds.
But what if you’re cooped up inside for lunch, unable to enjoy the saccharine deliciousness and inevitable brain freeze of frozen treats? Solution: rice popsicles.