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Japanese Take-Out Meals Inspired by Star Wars – Kooky Star Wars Tribute

Bento is the high-fallutin’ McDonalds Value Meal of Japanese cuisine. A single-portion take-out meal usually consists of rice, fish, or meat and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables.1

Yeah, sounds annoyingly healthy and boring, doesn’t it? But nothing that can’t be Supersized by an enterprising and talented Star Wars geek like Rena, discovered via my blogger buddy Eric at Geekadelphia. She crafted these artful, 100%-edible Star Wars bento meals for the Bento Challenge on LiveJournal.

Jawa Star Wars Bento
Source: vingt_deux on Flickr

This bento Jawa features a body made from “two tiny sweet red peppers wrapped in philly style steak tofurkey, with nori ammo belts and hands” and a face of “onigiri [rice wrapped in seaweed] with carrot stick eyes.”

Pita bread with white bean and chickpea spread serves as the Tatooine desert backdrop, and tomato moons occupied the red cabbage sky.

Appears to be missing a tofu and zucchini-spears Sarlac pit, but pretty damn impressive, nonetheless.

Stormtrooper Star Wars Bento
Source: vingt_deux on Flickr

A hardboiled egg Death Star floats in the forbidden rice and sesame seeds of outer space, serving as the backdrop to the Monterey Jack cheese Stormtrooper with nori accents.

Monterey Jack? I never thought I’d say this, but my lactose intolerance won’t let me eat Stormtrooper.

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6 comments… add one

  • Eric September 11, 2008, 5:46 pm

    They are quite delicious looking, aren’t they? :)

  • IsDihara September 12, 2008, 7:38 am

    I’m torn between hunger pangs and sheer awe. These look terrific!

  • Michael Midnight September 12, 2008, 9:03 am

    They both sure look appetizing, but that Jawa bento box sure looks more appealing to me.

  • Dr. Inker September 12, 2008, 12:45 pm

    Where are the pictures? Maybe I’m too drunk right now.

  • Paul September 12, 2008, 12:45 pm

    the pics are gone!

  • Dr. Inker September 12, 2008, 12:47 pm

    Nevermind, they’re back. Stupid, sexy Jedi mind trick.

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