Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Playing with My Food: A Rabbit, a Bear, and Hard-Boiled Eggs

Let's cute up our boring hard-boiled eggs by turning them into adorable animals! It's easy with Yudetama-Gokko!

Yudetama-Gokko molds

Gokko means to play make-believe. A Google search led to the discovery that there are a lot of manga with Gokko in their titles. Yudetamago means hard-boiled egg. Apparently, thanks to another Google search, Yudetamago is also the collective pen name of two manga artists. For our purposes, we're make-believing that our eggs are a rabbit and a bear.

On the left is usagi (うさぎ), or rabbit; on the right is kuma (くま), or bear

"How can I transform my eggs into rabbits and bears," you ask? It's easy! First, you boil a couple of eggs.

The packaging instructs us to peel the eggs when they are "as hot as possible." This is the hardest part of the process. If anyone knows how to peel an egg immediately after removing it from a saucepan filled with boiling-hot water, please advise.

Once the eggs are peeled, put them in the molds. Soak the molds in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.

The eggs are taking shape!

Pop open the molds, and you have cuteness!


One of the eggs cracked while boiling, so my poor bear has a scar across his face. I'll be more careful next time.

Cute and delicious!

The finished product is a great way to perk up a salad or a bento.


Erin said...

Too cute! I have some Disney food tools from TDL, but I don't think this is one of them -- I need to go on the hunt to see if Disney makes an egg one! LOL I had no idea you could make eggs into a fun food!

shrinecastle said...

I didn't either, until I found them on Amazon! It's the Kotobuki Plastic Egg Mold.