A bento is a home-packed meal in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento is usually composed of rice, some type of protein (fish or meat), and pickled or cooked vegetables inside a box container. Such bentos can be found at various stores in Japan but the special bentos are the ones made and prepared from home.
Bentos are usually created in a style called "kyraben" which means "character bento." This style usually involves the food to look like popular characters from Japanese comic books, video game characters or cartoons.
Well although bentos originated from Japan, they are being made from people all around the world. Instead of just mimicking Japanese characters, we see bentos made to look like American cartoons and other fictional characters as well! Check out some of the most creative bentos below.
#1. Baymax from Big Hero 6 made out of rice and nori accompanied by vegetables and chicken tenders.
#2. Sleeping Rilakkuma bear made out of ketchup rice covered in egg blankets.
If you want a more brown-colored bear, you can use soy sauce or teriyaki sauce in substitution of ketchup.
#3. Stormtrooper made out of rice and nori and BB-8 composed of quail eggs, nori and carrots from Star Wars.
#4. Meta Knight composed of rice, seasoned seaweed, and sesame seeds (for the mask) equipped with a cheese sword and cabbage wings.