Yummy Kawaii Bento by Li Ming Lee #Review
I received Yummy Kawaii Bento in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
My children and I are planning a Bento Box day inspired by Yummy Kawaii Bento by Li Ming Lee, the creator of the Bento Monsters blog. So many adorable ideas for us to try. Yummy Kawaii Bento by Li Ming Lee is a stunning hardcover book filled with the cutest creations, bento making techniques, tutorials, and recipes.
I have been a fan of Ming for years. Her lunch boxes, inspired by her two boys going to school and missing their mother, are truly works of art. The detail to everything is amazing. Her blog features mores than 1,000 bento style lunches, all are impressive.
Inside Yummy Kawaii Bento
My thoughts were it would be complicated, but as the kiddos and I read the book we feel the easy step-by-step tutorials will allow us to re-create Ming’s lunches with our own flair and learn the techniques to follow through on our own inspiration.
Each lunch features a full-color photo of the completed piece. Just looking through the book is a treat. The book also highlights other options to go with the lunch to make it a nutritious meal. We love the Halloween Monster and Mummy Sandwich.
Each lunch also features a full color tutorial with step-by-step instructions. I love the attention to detail in the instructions which will make all the details in the finished lunch fall into place.
Yummy Kawaii Bento Makes Eating a Balanced Lunch Fun
With such adorable lunch ideas, it is easy to entice anyone to eat a balanced lunch every day. It takes the monotony out of every day sandwiches and transforms them into sandwiches of joy!
These creations are all inspired by the Japanese tradition of the bento box—a home-packed meal served in a box with compartments containing different foods. Yummy Kawaii Bento reinvents the concept of packed lunch.
A Peak at Other Lunches in Yummy Kawaii Bento
Yummy Kawaii Bento has 80 adorable and delicious recipes for bento meals. The book has more than 160 step-by-step tutorials on construction of the character shapes and creating the food art.
I can’t wait to spend an afternoon with the kiddos in the kitchen making homemade meals and bringing them to life with the beautiful beno style art.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR of Yummy Kawaii Bento
Li Ming Lee is a stay at home mum who began making character bentos when her sons started school and had problems adjusting to their Mother’s absence. Li started documenting her bento adventures on her blog: bentomonsters.com in 2011, and has since created nearly one thousand different bentos. Her creations have been featured on New York Post and Huffington Post. She lives in Singapore.
Find Yummy Kawaii Bento in bookstores nationwide and on Amazon.com.