All About Japan

Cute & Crafty Character & Animal Sushi

| Sushi , Bento

Li Ming Lee, a mother-of-two from Singapore, first started packing kyara-ben lunches for her boys to cheer them up and help them adjust to elementary school; since then, she’s honed her talent, added new skills and ingredients to her repertoire like these insanely cute sushi characters.

Tsum Tsum is just a small portion of Lee’s sushi range.

Lee uses rice and seaweed to recreate the black-and-white bodies of pandas, who appear in a number of imaginative scenarios.

Here they wear fish toppings like hats.

And here they play on a bed of seaweed grass.

They’re even cute as round-bellied rice balls!

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