Kawaii!! Kyaraben – Nap in the Woods Bento


  • Mashed potatoes
  • Curry power
  • Cooked Rice
  • Toppings of your choice
  • Greens (ex, Spinach)
  • 1 Egg white
  • A piece of nori seaweed

1. Cook a fried egg white and cut into a square a shown.

2. Make mashed potatoes and add curry powder little by little until you get a nice yellow color.

3. Shape the mashed potato in plastic wrap to create a head, body, ears and arms.

4. Connect ears and head as shown.

5. Create a smaller head, body and ears to create a baby bear.

6. Place rice in a bento box and add toppings.

7. Cover the bottom half with greens and place the bears.

8. Put egg white blanket over the bears.

9. Create face parts by cutting a piece of seaweed and apply. Decorate the rest of bento as you like.

Mayumi Johnston
Author of Japanese character bento blog, “Spice Up Your Life With a Taste of Japan” funbentobox.com. She has taught character bento classes at Whole Foods Market and Tokyo Central.