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Tiger Cubs

Extract from Yum-Yum Bento Box • By Maki Ogawa and Crystal Watanabe • Published by Quirk Books

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Time
20 mins

Cook up some adorable tiger cub rice balls and beans with spam.

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  • Step 1

    Mix ketchup into the rice until it is an even
    orange color. Use your hands or a bear-shape
    rice-ball mold to form two fl at, tiger-shape rice
    balls.

  • Step 2

    Line the bento box with lettuce leaves. Prop up
    the tigers with other foods. Fold nori 3 times
    and cut 6 sets of triangles for the stripes. Use a
    punch or scissors to cut out noses, smiles, and
    eyes. Add sesame seed eyelashes to the girl cub.

  • Step 3

    Green Beans & SPAM
    Makes about 6 servings, enough for leftovers

    1. Thinly slice SPAM and green beans. Warm oil
    in a pan over medium-high heat. Fry SPAM
    until it begins to turn reddish brown; add the
    green beans.
    2. Continue frying until the beans become bright
    green and tender. Season with the soy sauce
    and pepper, and cook 2 more minutes.

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Abby W.
Abby W. · St Louis, Missouri, US · 16 projects
This is incredibly flippin' cute!
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