Charaben Nameko Bento Lunchboxes

Charaben Nameko Bento Lunchboxes

How about this kind of charaben for Valentine's Day?
This is a great option for bento lunch boxes to serve to children.


Plain cooked rice
100 g
Pink deco-furi (colored rice seasoning)
1 packet
Imitation crab sticks
1 stick
Fish sausage
Nori seaweed
to taste


1. Mix the rice with the deco-furi, wrap with plastic wrap and shape into a heart. (Be careful not to clump it together too hard!)
2. Remove the red portions from the imitation crab sticks and use it to make a heart.
3. Make the eyes and mouth from nori. Use the white part of the crab sticks to complete the mouth.
4. Thinly slice the fish sausage and make the arms. To easily shape the rounded ends of the arms, use a cookie cutter.
5. Finally, attach everything to the rice ball and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my son who loves Nameko, the mushroom-inspired Japanese character.