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Unicorn Vegetarian Bento

Got beautiful rainbow chard at farmers market and inspired to make unicorn bento.
I've seen cute unicorn cakes on Pinterest and had been thinking about making unicorn theme something.

Just cut off stems and pickle with similar color ones for about one hour.
Then just thinly slice and use it for unicorn mane.

For the purple flowers that I put on the unicorn's head, I boiled purple cabbage with water and place sliced radishes in it to color it into purple.  The cabbage water is blue, but if you marinade about over one hour, the pink color of radish starts blending in blue water and create nice purple color.

Menu: black bean and tofu patty, boiled egg, carrot and sweet potato kinpira, sauteed sugar peas, blanched broccoli, zucchini and radish (flowers on head) -> I seasoned with salt to make it wilt and easy to shape them:)

I'm not sure if you can see it, but I put the video ↓ :)

The full step-by-step recipe will be on JapanUp! August issue;)
Will post here when I get the artwork from them!


  1. Hi Mayumi!

    Your veggie bento is so very pretty! I'll try to replicate it and spice it up a bit with shichimi togarashi, but that's just because I love spicy food. I hope I'll be able to make it as artful as you did, though. Great job! :)

    All the best,