Make a cut a little below the center point of a meatball, and stick in a piece of mixed vegetable.
Make round eyes with sliced cheese and nori seaweed, and stick them on the meatball with a toothpick.
The cucumber here is optional; I just use it as something for the meatballs to sit on for the photo.
The meatballs in this photo are brothers. They have edamame in their mouths.
The older brother is an ambulance worker.
The younger brother is a zoo attendant.
rhmt-chan made a meatball character using a piece of crabstick in the mouth. Kawaii!
Okame-san made this brother and sister. Soo cute!
One user ("Aozora Lemon") made these brothers. Cute even without picks!
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make cute bento characters using bentos.
I use readymade store-bought meatballs, which come in all kinds of sizes so it's hard to make them even, but that's kind of cute too. Try making these with homemade meatballs or meat dumplings too.