Become Friends with your Egg Buddies
Barely had enough time to take these photos before the girls went to school, so sorry if they aren’t perfect. It was a little ambitious to take on this project in between, “I want another bagel, where the jam, and mom, can you do my hair?”
I’ve been wanting to make these “egg buddies” for a while. I first got the idea from a manga book about Japanese food. I loved that book. I tried to remember as best I could what the egg buddies looked like. I think they’re supposed to be baby chicks and their eyes are made of black sesame seeds. The beak is a little piece of carrot. A piece of cucumber is hollowed out and the boiled egg is placed inside to make a little stand. As the Japanese girls would say: “kawaii!” (so cute!).
My girls like their onigiri without any filling (which is good because I didn’t have time to fill them anyway). I formed them into a triangle using a little salt on my hands and rolled them in furikake and black sesame seeds. There are many varieties of furikake (Japanese dried seasonings) in Asian stores.
Meanwhile, my husband didn’t get any egg buddies. He’s going to have to make friends with his ham and salami sandwich.