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Eggs are greatly underrated in the bento world. It’s usually rice and all the fun forms it can be molded into or seaweed and its ability to be cut into any shape that takes center stage in lunch boxes across Japan. But the humble egg can be quite fancy in the hands of a highly skilled and creative cook. Let’s take a look at 16 fancy eggs from Japanese kitchens!

Sesame seed eyes, carrot accessories, and special cutters are at play here, transforming tiny quail and chicken eggs into cute animals, familiar characters, and Fabergé egg lookalikes.

▼ In this case, the egg most definitely came first.


▼ The bunny on the left looks a little angry…maybe he wanted to stay an egg?

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▼ Toothpicks help this bear’s ears stay in place.


▼ This is about the cutest little seal swimming in rice we’ve ever seen (but it’s also the only one we’ve had the pleasure of coming across).

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▼ Japanese-style rabbits roll onto the scene.


▼ But these more realistic bunnies look like they’ll hop right off the plate.

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▼ Carrot horns give these cows some character.

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▼ Pandas with black soy bean ears keep smiling while you eat them.


▼ This panda has ears made out of cheese and seaweed. He also smiles while you eat him.

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Insert second chicken/egg joke here.


▼ Why hello there, Kitty.


▼ Eggs don’t get fancier than this.


▼ It’s an egg, but it’s also a strawberry! The madness!

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▼ Will Yoshi pop out if we don’t eat these ones?

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▼ It’s so cute, but do carrots and eggs really go together?

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Let us know which one’s your favorite in the comment section below!

Source: Naver Matome
Featured image: Charaben Mania