I know I could easily fill an entire blog with just quirky bento boxes and another of creative sushi creations. I can barely keep up with getting posts up regularly for this one, though, so you’re stuck with seeing an overwhelming amount of Asian dishes around here sometimes.
These sushi tanks are actually inspired by a Japanese anime series, Gurls und Panzer (Panzer is German for ‘tank’). I wish I knew how much these cost, but I can’t seem to get any additional information about these than what I just told you.
This is Jill’s creation and you can find the details of her open-faced ladybug BLT sandwich on Canadian Family.
The ladybug is certainly adorable and is easy to make. I immediately saved it away to share with you guys. Now that I’m posting about it, though, I can’t help but think….
But who eats a BLT as an open-faced sandwich?? Don’t get me wrong….I’d still eat the heck out of this and it doesn’t change its cuteness factor at all. But it seems like it’d be a pain to eat.
There’s no way a fork is going to easily tear through the chewy bacon or the leaf of lettuce on top. Adding another slice of bread would cover up the food art, but it’d make it more practical to eat.
Also, who eats olives on a BLT? I suppose Jill and her family does, but I’m betting those icing/candy eyes aren’t a normal topping for bacon, lettuce, and tomato, even in her family.
Unfortunately, the more I play with my own food, the more I hate when a food has to be changed right before eating in order to actually enjoy it, whether that’s eating the parts that don’t really mix well first (like the candy eyes on an olive) or pulling out toothpicks or having to take a knife to a sandwich that would otherwise be simple to eat in a different arrangement.
Then again, maybe I’m being a party pooper and should’ve just stuck with that “awww, isn’t it cute??” reaction I had first, hehe.
Or maybe something more poetic like Robert Frost’s less traveled road, with tall trees, layers of fallen leaves, and wild mushrooms growing about.
I supposed the shape could even be altered to make Mario mushrooms, but I like how realistic these are instead.