Maki Sushi Bento

I have always wanted to make maki sushi for my bento but I never really got the chance to. Well, not until two weeks ago. Luckily, I was able to wake up earlier than usual (usually, I would wake up at 4 or 4:30am, but that week, I was able to wake up at 3:00am every day so I took the chance.). Plus, my son didn't wake up earlier, too, so I had plenty of time to prepare the rolls. :-)

Anyway, I never thought making sushi would be so much fun! It was my first time and I thought I would have a hard time, but I was amazed at how easy it is to use the sushi mat. The other day, I tried using the mini sushi mold I bought from Saizen but I found it hard to use (I'll still try to practice using it though ☺). Sushi mat or doing it free hand (depends on what kind of sushi you're making) is easier based on my experience alone. I think, next to tamagoyaki, I would have to say that sushi is now my next favorite bento staple.

Albeit I didn't really have a super hard time making the sushi, the ones I made were still not perfectly done. But I don't really mind because still, I had so much fun! And I'll pratice more pa. 

So, here were the bento that I was able to come up with two weeks ago. 

Heart-shaped skinless longganisa (done free hand), tamagoyaki, kiwi on a bed of seedless grapes, and rice with nori toppings. Noticed the banana? Yes, I wrote an "I love you" note using a tooth pick. I didn't expect the note to brown as fast as it did. The plan was for my husband to see it once he eats it in the office. Anyway, it's okay. I just wrapped it instead with a paper towel so he wouldn't see the message until breakfast. :-P

Chicken adobo, heart-shaped hard boiled egg, seedless grapes with a heart pick and some maki sushi. This was my first time to make the sushi. I just tried and viola, success! Hihi! :-)

For breakfast, I prepared 2 whole wheat tortilla wraps with chicken filling and added some uramaki (inside out roll). 
For lunch, I cooked some fish fillet, and added tamagoyaki, crab sticks, steamed young corn and maki sushi.

Munggo, burger patties sliced into big strips and a cube-shaped hard boiled egg. Rice with toasted sesame seed toppings.

I think I went a little overboard here and added too many. Haha! Anyway, this lunch contains rice ball coated with toasted sesame seeds and nori, ham, papaya balls, steamed young corn, kikiam, heart-shaped hard boiled egg and some shikai maki sushi.

By the way, I have been receiving a few inquiries about where I purchased my bento tools. When I first started, I got my first few tools from Saizen in Trinoma. But most of the time, they're almost always out of stock of the items that I wanted to have. So I searched online and I was so happy to find out about Bento Mommas. I blogged about the bento tools that I purchased from them here. Go ahead, feel free to go and check it out. They have a lot of bento items on hand. I'm sure you will love it as much as I do! :-)

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  1. You are a wonderful Bento box creator. The heart-shaped egg took my breath away... Such beautiful set up for packed foods. Love it

  2. Ang galing mo talaga sis. Can't wait to buy our bento tools too. Nakakatywa kasi tingnan and syempre para makapagpractice na ko for Matt's baon next year. Kahit merienda palang, hehe... Thanks again sis.

  3. Looks yummy and very healthy food. Your sushi looks good its not obvious that its your first time making it they look perfect.

  4. Aaaww.. I so envy you making bentos. Sana I'll have time to do it but waking up very early is just so hard to do for me. :(

  5. The bentos are really cute and fun. I 'd like to do something like this next year...and the sushi looks so YUM! Thanks for sharing, Sis:)

  6. Nice bentos...Mommy and I were looking for lunch box for bento meals too. Good thing there is Saizen in Meycauayan too.

  7. Can not think of other words than "delicious"!

  8. Wow! Looks great and delicious :)

  9. Awesome presentation sis. I feel like not eating it sayang yung design.

  10. great job! i'd be delighted to eat my bento box every single day if it was prepared this way! you can also get more fun ideas from the net. ang galing mo! :)


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