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Fun Find: Disney Bento Boxes

We just love to share fun finds — and these Disney Bento Boxes are so unique! These homemade creations really take edible art to a whole new level.

Nerd Minnie

Nerd Minnie

Chicken Little

Chicken Little

Bento artist Mike Kravanis told us that his interest in bentos started after trips to Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland:

I was amazed by the adorable and creative food both resorts served. Tokyo Disney had sandwiches shaped like Donald Duck’s feet, melon buns shaped like Mike Wazowski, and sweet mochi chicks in Mickey egg cups. At Hong Kong Disneyland we ate at the Crystal Lotus, which is home to the most amazing character-shaped dining experience. They offer dim sum shaped like characters, including the Three Little Pigs, Chicken Little, Duffy the Bear, and the Little Green Men from Toy Story.

Sven

Sven

Olaf

Olaf

While in Japan, Mike bought a couple of bento boxes as motivation to take his lunch to work. He had a bad habit of eating out of the vending machine, or worse, skipping lunch all together.

Thumper Bento Box

Thumper Bento Box

Rabbit

Rabbit

When Mike decided to try his hand at making a character bento, a.k.a. kyaraben, it quickly evolved into a hobby and creative outlet. “Bentos bring a bit of Disney park food fun to my daily lunch.

Joe Carioca

Joe Carioca

Wreck It Ralph

Wreck It Ralph

Onigiri are normally a triangle or round “rice ball” filled with fish or pickled ginger. They sell them in convenience stores like they sell sandwiches in the United States.

Jafar

Jafar

Genie

Genie

The characters in Mike’s bentos are onigiri. They are balled up rice with a filling. “I replace the traditional raw fish with cooked tuna or salmon. I mix the filling with a little mayonnaise and spices. My favorite filling is a crab and cream cheese. I also use leftovers for filling. Leftover take out curries make perfect fillings!

Fozzie

Fozzie

Aqua Duck, Disney Cruise Line

Aqua Duck, Disney Cruise Line

Follow Mike’s bento box genius at OMGiri!

Can you imagine making edible Disney art for lunch? Which bento box is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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11 Comments

  1. Wendy says:

    Wow! These are unbelievable! They are all awesome, but the Jose Carioca is my personal favorite! Thanks SO much for sharing these, Mike!!

  2. Nita says:

    Mike- these are so creative! I’m gladly following your Facebook page for more!

  3. Melissa says:

    SO creative – I want these for my lunch! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Joni says:

    Are you sure you aren’t a animator? You are an artist!!!! These are amazing . How long does it take you to make one?
    I bet people at your work all pile in the lunchroom around you to see what is for lunch to day. I would love to be able to do this. Cuz for me how the food looks it what it is all about :)

  5. Cheryl says:

    Way to go Mikey! Mike is an all-around creative guy, music, art…you name it! <3 Miss you guys.

  6. Stella T. Bickerton says:

    I loved all the bento’s but chicken little is my favorite..

  7. Mike says:

    Thank you for all the nice comments Wendy, Nita, Melisa, Joni, Cheryl and Stella.

    Joni, the time varies. I sort of wing them most days so they can take about an hour to pull together. I’d probably be fast with a little planning. But there can be lots of trial and error. I only wish I was an animator!! My co-workers generally don’t pay much attention to my bentos. A few follow me online, but only one person comes by daily to see my bento.

    I’m also on Instagram as @OMGiri (I post more on Instagram than FB)

  8. Stacey says:

    WOW *drop jaw to the floor* these are just AMAZING! I can’t pick a favorite, but my favs are(not in any order:) ) Chicken Little (for such an unbelievable representation), Sven, Thumper, & Rabbit!

  9. Stella T. Bickerton says:

    Wow they are all so creative and authentic looking. You go Mike.

  10. Maria Meier says:

    I like them all. They are all beautiful and yummy to eat. These are better lunches then the ones that are sold for children. Mike you should sell these lunches to mothers with picky eaters … Make this a business. Good luck!!!

  11. Maria Meier says:

    Who said you can play with food. Great idea..mike. Now, make more and sell them to the mothers that would love you.

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