Mother Of Two Makes Cute Japanese Inspired Lunches For Her Kids
Li Ming, a mother of two in Singapore, creates adorable character bento (or kyaraben) lunches and dinners for her children.
Sometimes Ming comes up with her own ideas, but she also takes requests from her two sons – Ivan Tey, 10, and Lucas Tey, 7. Together, they’ve all come up with brilliant bento lunch ideas – from Hello Kitty and Spiderman to Spongebob and Super Mario.
Li Ming publishes many of her lunches on her blog and on Instagram,
@bentomonsters, sometimes even posting how-to tutorials. She does, however, keep some of them secret in anticipation for her upcoming book. Be sure to follow her blog for more cute and delicious lunch ideas
“I started out packing kyrabens for them to bring to school in 2011 but stopped last year after my older boy changed to the morning session,”
“My boys have been bringing undecorated bentos to school since last year. These food that I share are for their lunch or dinner at home.“
“These lunches usually take around half an hour to make, excluding the cooking of food. Most take shorter than half an hour, some take longer.“
“The food must still taste good, I try to keep that in mind when making my food art. This is because my boys won’t want to eat food that don’t taste good, regardless of how amazing it looks.”
“The book is still in progress, estimated to be out in the US fall of next year.