Boil the quail egg and peel off the shell (Using a precooked one is fine).
Cut a little off one side. The cut side becomes the bottom so you can make it without it falling over.
Slice a wedge out of the thin sliver from Step 2, as shown in the picture. (This becomes the ears.)
Make a small cut into the side of the egg at the pointier end (this is where the ears will be attached.)
Insert the ears from Step 3 into the cut from Step 4, stick on the sesame seeds to make the eyes, and it's done.
Put them on cucumbers.
Story Behind this Recipe
Once I saw them placed on the side of a large dish in a store and thought, "How cute," so I copied that.
It was really hard for me to put on the sesame eyes since I'm so clumsy. Nori seaweed or anything is fine as long as they look like eyes! Using ham or Chinese wolfberry fruit to make red eyes or red cheeks are cute, too.