My Bento Tools Arrived!

Received my bento tools from BP finally (after a long wait!). I ordered them in end August, it takes eight weeks for the items to arrive Singapore.

The Shinkansen bento box is super cool! It’s definitely my favorite among all. Long weekend is coming; it’s the best time to make my first bento for Edison. Hopefully I can publish the picture of my first bento in my blog next week.

Bento Tools from cake DIY

Bento Tools from Cake DIY

Bento Tools from Cake DIY + Daiso

All my bento tools – from Cake DIY as well as Daiso


Bento Tools from Cake DIY

As I’m in the midst of preparing for my bento tools, I found this spree with Cake They have a huge variety of bento boxes and gadgets!

Some of my favorite picks are:

shinkansen lunch box

Shinkansen bento box

seaweed puncher

Seaweed puncher

panda picks

Super cute panda picks

Spree is closing tomorrow. If you are looking for some bento or baking tools, please check this out. I ordered several items too. Not sure if this bento craze will last, so I’ll just get a few items for initial try-out.


Bento Tools

My bento-ing adventure has begun. The first thing that I need to do is to shop for bento tools. I made a trip to Daiso at Plaza Singapura last weekend, but I couldn’t find all the tools that I want. Not even a nice bento box! *Disappointing*

Daiso is opening its fifth branch in Rivervale Mall this week. Since it’s just 5 mins drive from my place, I’ll check out this new branch this weekend. Hopefully, they have more bento tools and boxes.

Having read all these bento-mama’s blogs, I have listed down all the basic bento tools that I need to have:


1. Bento Box: This is actually lunch box, usually comes with removable compartments. They are usually air and liquid tight. They can be plastic, stainless steel or microwave-safe glass.

egg mould

2. Egg Mould: Place a hard-boiled egg in the mould and a plain egg can be transformed into any shape that we like (shape of the moulds).

rice mould

3. Rice Mould: To make rice balls in the shape of the mould.


4. Cutters: For cutting bread, ham, cheese, fruits and vegetables into the desired shapes. I wonder if these cutters are multi-functional, i.e. bread cutter can also be used for cutting fruits and vice versa. Can someone enlighten me?

animal picks

5. Animal Picks: Cute animal picks add a touch of whimsy to our bento. Perfect for the little fingers to pick up fruits like grapes, peas as well as wraps.

6. Divider Sheets and Cup: To put side dishes as well as for decorations.

nori puncher

7. Nori Punchers: To create various facial expressions, usually using seaweed.


8. Baran: Sheets for decorating our bento box.

sauce container

9. Sauce Container: Small container for sauces, mayonnaise etc.

loots from Daiso

My loots from Daiso @ Plaza Singapura – various cutters, animal picks, forks and spoons, baran and divider cups. Hoping to find more at Rivervale Mall.