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Sailor Moon Noodles

  • Author: Shannon
  • Yield: 1 Bento Box
  • Category: Character Bento
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Learn how to make Sailor Moon Noodles – a gorgeous addition to any bento box! Included is a super easy recipe for 100% naturally colored pink noodles, how to make your very own edible mini Moon Stick, plus cute and easy decorations to complete your beautiful moon princess lunch. {Vegetarian options}


Food Items:

  • Rice noodles (enough to fill your bento box)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons beet powder
  • 1 – 2 slices white cheese (such as provolone, swiss, or white Kraft Singles)
  • 2 slices chicken ham or turkey ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon Blue Matcha powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 slice watermelon radish (can sub ham or colored egg crepe)
  • Assorted star, heart, and/or pearl sprinkles (optional)

Recommended Tools:

  • Mini circle cutter tool or drinking straw
  • Small bunny head food cutter
  • Food cutter wheels set (pink and yellow wheels)


Dying the Noodles:

  1. In a large bowl or measuring cup, mix together beet powder with warm water until color is evenly distributed. Make sure you have enough water to cover your noodles.
  2. Place your rice noodles in a pot and cover with the beet water. Cook according to package directions, watching carefully to ensure the pink color doesn’t become too dark. (If they are starting to get too dark, then immediately drain the noodles and submerge them in clear hot water in a large bowl. Allow the noodles to rest until fully cooked.)


  1. Place 1 slice of chicken ham in a glass bowl, and pour enough warm water over top to cover it fully. Add the Blue Matcha powder and mix. Allow the ham to sit in the blue dye for a minimum of 15 minutes – the longer it sits in the dye, the darker blue it will become. Feel free to add more Blue Matcha powder if the color doesn’t seem dark enough.
  2. Repeat Step 1 with your second slice of chicken ham, this time using the turmeric instead of the Blue Matcha to create a yellow dye.
  3. Using the bunny head food cutter, cut out as many bunnies as you’d like from the white cheese. I only needed 4 bunnies for my bento box, but you may need more if your bento box is bigger.
  4. Using the mini circle cutter tool, cut out 5 circles from the blue dyed chicken ham (you may need more circles depending on the size of your bento box). Using only half of the mini circle cutter (the same one you just used), cut out a crescent moon shape from one of the blue ham circles (aim for one edge of the circle cutter to be near the middle of the blue ham circle when you make the cut). Repeat this process on all remaining blue ham circles.
  5. Repeat Step 4 with the yellow dyed chicken ham to create mini yellow crescent moons.
  6. Using the circle cutter on the pink food cutter wheel, cut out 1 circle from the leftover yellow dyed chicken ham. Using the oval cutter on the yellow cutter wheel, create a crescent moon from the yellow ham circle by cutting with only half of the oval cutter – this will become the moon portion of the Moon Stick.
  7. With a knife, cut out a small, thin rectangle from the watermelon radish – this will become the stick portion of the Moon Stick, so size it according to the size of your crescent moon made in Step 6. Optional: Place the radish rectangle atop a piece of white cheese, and, using a craft knife or paring knife, cut around the radish to create a cheese “border”, using the radish rectangle as a trace.
  8. Using the mini circle cutter tool or a drinking straw, cut out 1 mini circle from leftover white cheese – this will become the Silver Crystal portion of the Moon Stick.


  1. Place the cooked pink noodles in your bento box. Using tweezers, place the radish rectangle atop the noodles wherever you’d like. Place the larger crescent moon onto the noodles so that it sits at the top of the radish rectangle. Complete the Moon Stick by adding the white cheese “Silver Crystal” to the middle of the moon’s concave edge.
  2. Using tweezers, randomly place the cheese bunnies, mini blue & yellow ham moons, and sprinkles (if using) atop the noodles.


  • How to make Transformation Brooch Egg: Cut out a crescent moon and a star from orange cheese, and place these atop the yolk portion of the hard-boiled egg (the moon should be placed at the bottom, it’s curved edge aligned with the curve of the yolk, and the star should be placed just above the moon). Use food markers to add circular “jewels” onto the white part of the egg that surrounds the yolk (red at the 12 o’clock position, yellow at 3 o’clock, blue at 6 o’clock, and green at 9 o’clock).
  • To make this 100% vegetarian, make the crescent moons out of cheese or dyed egg crepe instead.
  • To dress the noodles, I made a simple chili lime vinaigrette – just mix together some olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, honey, and salt & pepper. I packed the vinaigrette in a separate sauce container, so the noodles wouldn’t discolor or get soggy before lunch.

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