Japanese Mom Turns Fried Eggs Into Adorable Meals And People Can’t Get Enough
Is it possible to turn an ordinary meal into an impressive work of art? A Japanese woman is currently making waves on social media for her fantastic fried egg art. One of the most effective ways to lure kids into eating healthy meals is by catching their interest first. In Japan, there’s a thing called kyaraben (shortened form of character bento) where boxed lunches are elaborately designed to be as eye-catching as possible. Rice balls shaped like animals, veggies in the form of flowers or hearts, and sausages shaped like octopuses. These are some of the most common examples of kyaraben art.
Kyaraben has been widely practiced by most Japanese moms as a way to entice their kids into eating their boxed lunches at school. Furthermore, the craft itself has allowed artistic moms to unleash their creativity. Every mom has their own unique kyaraben style depending on their kids’ interest. But one particular Japanese mom has taken this craft to another level with her splendid fried egg art.
Apparently, egg is a staple food in every Japanese meal. Japanese people love eggs and they have developed unique ways of eating them. For Etoni Mama, this staple food is not just a great source of protein but is also an ideal medium for art. Her fried egg art doesn’t only entice her kids to eat up their breakfast and boxed lunches. But it’s also a great way to impress her children with her amazing artistic skills.
Etoni Mama created her own Instagram page to showcase her awesome food art. From hearty meals to sweet treats, this Japanese mom has cleverly applied art to kick up anyone’s appetite even more. Even the pickiest eater couldn’t possibly resist these tempting food. Etoni’s creations are indeed a feast for the eyes. But her fried egg art is undoubtedly our most favorite among her creations. By turning the yolk part into faces and bodies, she can create any anime or cartoon characters anyway she wants. She uses nori (pressed seaweed) to draw the character’s hair and facial features and other ingredients such as cheese, ham, and veggies to complete the design.
If you’re looking for an inspiration on how to make the cutest breakfast or boxed lunches for your kids, look no further than her Instagram page. She also released her own cooking book to share her recipes and art instructions to other parents. Of course, the cooking book also includes her popular fried egg art.