Bento Mania #71 – Floss Onigiri & Sui Mai

My kids love to compliment their rice or porridge with chicken floss.  It is even a bigger hit with Baby Princess who is a very picky eater.  She doesn’t mind eating white rice and chicken floss everyday.  Even when we are out of chicken floss, she doesn’t mind white rice.  Sometimes, I nicknamed her ‘White Rice Baby’.  To me, as long as she is willing to eat, I’m fine with just anything cos she only drinks milk and refuses solid when she turned one.  I know, that is very weird.  She started eating solid willingly when she joins the daycare at the age of 2 yrs 9mths.

To make the onigiri, I opt out the rice vinegar.

I preferred to use a onigiri mould.  Make a well at the centre of the mould.

Placed chicken floss on the centre.  Cover them with rice again before pressing the mould together.  Turn them out and you get a triangle shape.  You can use your hand to shape the rice but it is messy work plus you get odd sizes which I don’t like.   Not forgetting, hot too.

For the older kids, they have homemade sui mai.

Method:  Season minced meat & prawn meat with soya sauce, pepper, sesame oil and corn flour.  Wrap them in wanton skin.  Snip away remining wanton skin. Optional, garnish with some crabsticks.  I put them in moulds again so that I get even sizes.  LOL.  I am quite particular about sizes.  Oil your plate before steaming so that the wanton won’t stick to the plate.  Steam them for 5 mins or till done.

I have different types of eater at home.  This is Prince’s Bento as the Eldest Princess doesn’t like green.  I do give her optional like cherry tomatoes (Prince hate it) or carrot sticks (Prince hate it too).

Place a sheet of baran in between the onigiri so that they won’t stick to eath other.

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  1. a-moms-diary said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    Hey, great ideas for quick snacks. I’m running out of ideas for YY bentos already. Do you use plain white rice for your onigiri, or the Japanese rice?

  2. cindy said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

    I’m going to try and make the siew mai tomorrow… Thanks for the recipe…the siew mai sold here in Uk is so so expensive…

    The Queen says: Good luck and happy cooking!

  3. jazzmint said,

    February 16, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    wow home made siu mai somemore…

    eh, ur banner why oni 3 of u, mana 2 lagi :P…

    The Queen says: This home made siu mai recipe is the same as for wanton. Just that you shape them differently.

    That banner hor, supposed to have only both our picture. But if I photoshop away Baby’s face, that empty space there will look very awkward that is why I just let her in. Give her some publicity a bit. kekeke

  4. jonzz said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 1:32 am

    Yumm… I like this bento set.

    The Queen says: You mean… you never like my other bento? *wet eye*

  5. athena said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    wah!! i also wanna make the home made siew mai…. mana lu dapat mould?? and can the mould go into the steamer??

    The Queen says: How to explain the mould ah? They are not exactly a siew mai’s mould. They are actually a plastic tray for storing chocolates. hahaha!

  6. Elaine said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    I also made floss onigiri yesterday.

  7. jacss said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    emm….my boys would love d floss rice i think….must give it a try one day, now out of stock…must find time to get some first!!

    yor….i bought some frozen siew mai recently …..never thot of home made….u made me feel so guilty lor…. *wet eye*

  8. Bento Pet said,

    February 17, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

    I like your siew mai idea too! I’m going to try the meat floss onigiri with my youngest girl and see if she will eat. Thanks for the great ideas!

  9. mommy to chumsy said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    wow..lovely and looks yummylicious 😀 i must try rice with chicken/pork floss for my fussy royal highness 😉

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