During the recent London Korean Film Festival, I went to a mini K-pop concert by Superjunior subgroup Donghae & Eunhyuk. I’m normally more into Kdrama/cinema than K-pop but it was a great experience. Fellow Kdrama/Kpop/Kcinema Lover Jeni from K-Cinema: Thoughts, Feelings etc.. has actually written a post about the mini concert which you can read here.
Anyway, my friend who took me to this K-pop concert recommended a K-drama, called Panda & Hedgehog featuring Donghae and that, plus the promise that food was involved of course made me start watching it!
The food is actually cake, lots of it! Every episode I’m drooling over the cakes and macaroons that pass by and some of them look so cute (think panda decorated macaroons….)
It’s a very light, and “sweet” romantic comedy, a love triangle (what’s new 🙂 ) and rivalry between Ms Panda, a cake shop owner, her patissier nicknamed Hedgehog and the president of a competing bakery. (The nicknames are metaphors for the personalities).
I am currently halfway and although it’s obviously full of the obvious K-drama predictable story lines, it’s a nice and easy to watch and as said, lots of cake 😛
So, my Bento this time is inspired by Panda & Hedgehog. I was really struggling to create a hedgehog and admittedly this one isn’t very spiky but I have a suspicion that will actually work out well with the drama connection as I think that the Hedgehog character will turn out not to be very spiky at all. >*<. (The photo doesn’t show it clearly, but the hedgehog is made with a tofu bag, and I cut little spikes in it with scissors).
The bento was completed with some vegetable and quail egg flowers. See below for a quick tutorial on how I made the egg flowers
- Boil quail eggs until hard
- Peel whilst still warm
- Use a flower cutter that is about the same diameter as a quail egg
- Carefully push the boiled egg into the flower cutter
- Cool down