Kawaii!! Kyaraben – Halloween Bento


  • 2 rice balls
  • 20g X 2     Smoked salmon
  • 80g x 2    Sushi rice
  • A piece of nori seaweeds

1. Lay down smoked salmon in a piece of plastic wrap.

2. Put rice on top. 

3. Wrap plastic wrap around salmon and rice and twist tightly to make a ball shape.

4. Cut a piece of nori seaweed into a palm size.

5. Cut nori seaweed to create eyes.  Also cut thin strips to be used for jack o lantern’s mouth. 

6. Place the parts on the rice balls to make faces.

You can make a party size jack o lantern with the same ingredients!

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.