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Studio Ghibli Cooking- Recreate your Favorite Studio Ghibli Meals!

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Food plays such an important role in Studio Ghibli films!  From Ponyo’s Ham to Umi cooking beautiful meals for the boarders… food is everywhere! Why not try a little Studio Ghibli Cooking yourself? I’ve added some video of delightful foods, and included some ingredients you might need. Who knows? Maybe you will be inspired to create lovely Bento lunches like Satsuki??

Here is some inspiration to bring a bit of Studio Ghibli Food to your kitchen…

I’m Hungry Now!!!

Studio Ghibli Cooking

Let’s start with a few Bento Lunches….

Studio Ghibli Bento Lunches

There are loads of great Studio Ghibli Bento Lunch ideas… I’ve included some video recipes, and adding in some ingredients/tools you might need to make them happen!

Satsuki’s Bento Lunch

Satsuki makes Mei a lovely Bento Lunch in  My Neighbor Totoro.  The box is mostly filled with rice (yum!). She tops the rice by placing a small grilled fish (probably a shishamo or smelt). You could find them in an Asian Market… or make due with what you CAN find (maybe a sardine?) The pink stuff seems to be Sakura Denbu… a sweet fish powder that is dyed pink. You might use Salmon Flakes (although they are quite salty). Add some peas and an Umeboshi Plum, and you have lunch!


Tools and Ingredients to make Studio Ghibli Bento Lunches

Many Bento Lunches can be made with common ingredients… but there are some special Japanese ingredients you might want to have on hand.  A Rice Maker just makes rice making EASY (I can’t tell you how often I’ve lost focus and burned it when I just use a pot). Fish powder, Umeboshi plums, Sesame Seeds… don’t forget Mirin and pickled Ginger!

Kikkoman Manjo Aji Mirin, 17 fl ozKikkoman Manjo Aji Mirin, 17 fl ozJapanese Bonito Flakes 2.82 OuncesJapanese Bonito Flakes 2.82 OuncesKizami Shoga (Pickled Ginger) - 12oz by Shirakiku.Kizami Shoga (Pickled Ginger) – 12oz by Shirakiku.365 Everyday Value, Panko Bread Crumbs, 8 Ounce365 Everyday Value, Panko Bread Crumbs, 8 OunceKamoi Sakura Denbu, ground seasoned(sweet) codfish 1.0 Oz, pack of 1Kamoi Sakura Denbu, ground seasoned(sweet) codfish 1.0 Oz, pack of 1Roasted White Sesame Seeds (Iri Goma) 8 Oz by Shirakiku (8 ounce)Roasted White Sesame Seeds (Iri Goma) 8 Oz by Shirakiku (8 ounce)Marumoto Jun Neri sesame black 450gMarumoto Jun Neri sesame black 450gHouse - Shichimi Togarashi - Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper 0.63 OzHouse – Shichimi Togarashi – Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper 0.63 OzEden Foods Umeboshi Plums, Whole, 7.05 ozEden Foods Umeboshi Plums, Whole, 7.05 oz

Make a Bento lunch with Totoro!

You need Laver (Iwanori) for coloring/flavoring the rice… and toasted Laver for Soot Sprites

Natural Iwanori (with packaging), which was cooked in Shodoshima [rice shop is chosen companion of rice] 150g chemical seasoning 1 point free companion 5-point purchase of non-use riceNatural Iwanori (with packaging), which was cooked in Shodoshima [rice shop is chosen companion of rice] 150g chemical seasoning 1 point free companion 5-point purchase of non-use riceJapanese Tea Shop Yamaneen Toasted Laver Sushihane 10 SheetsJapanese Tea Shop Yamaneen Toasted Laver Sushihane 10 Sheets

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More Bento Box ideas…

The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To GoThe Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To GoYum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable LunchesYum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable LunchesEffortless Bento: 300 Japanese Box Lunch RecipesEffortless Bento: 300 Japanese Box Lunch Recipes

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Do you have your Bento Box??–>Totoro Bento Boxes

Making Ponyo Noodles!

Noodles and Ramen are in a lot of Studio Ghibli films, but most notably in Ponyo. Is there a more delightful scene in any film than when the lid is lifted from the Ramen Bowl, and Ponyo finds HAM!

Maruchan Ramen Oriental flavor, 3 oz, 24 ctMaruchan Ramen Oriental flavor, 3 oz, 24 ctJapanese 6.25Japanese 6.25

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Ongiri from Spirited Away

Rice balls filled with Pickled Veggies is what keeps Chihiro rooted in the Spirit world…. you can make them yourself for a snack!

Tsukemono: Pickled Japanese VegetablesTsukemono: Pickled Japanese VegetablesGOLD MINE TAKUAN DAIKON RADISH PICKLES 7 OZGOLD MINE TAKUAN DAIKON RADISH PICKLES 7 OZ

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Howl’s Moving Castle Breakfast

Simple fried eggs, bacon and a slab of bread… you can even make your eggs in a Calcifer Pan for authenticity!
studio ghibli cooking

Ghibli Howl's Moving Castle Calcifer Kitchen Tool Pancake panGhibli Howl’s Moving Castle Calcifer Kitchen Tool Pancake panStudio Ghibli - Wooden Spoons Set of 6 UtensilsStudio Ghibli – Wooden Spoons Set of 6 Utensils

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Deep Fried Fish from Up on Poppy Hill

In the morning, it’s simple eggs, rice and ham… but in the evening Umi makes Deep Fried Fish.

from up on poppy hill

Find the Recipe for Fried Horse Mackerel here–>https://www.nhk.or.jp/dwc/recipes/detail/17.html

KEN HOM Nonstick Carbon Steel Wok Set with Utensils and Glass Lid - Flat Bottom Asian Stir Fry Pan with Helper Handle - 12.5KEN HOM Nonstick Carbon Steel Wok Set with Utensils and Glass Lid – Flat Bottom Asian Stir Fry Pan with Helper Handle – 12.5Kikkoman PANKO BREAD CRUMBS Japanese Style 8oz (4 pack)Kikkoman PANKO BREAD CRUMBS Japanese Style 8oz (4 pack)Marukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar 12 OunceMarukan Seasoned Gourmet Rice Vinegar 12 Ounce

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Kiki’s Pancakes with JIJI!

You need a griddle, some pancake mix… and squeeze bottles to make the image!

BLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Size Griddle, BlackBLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Size Griddle, BlackEasy Squeeze Plastic Condiment Bottles 8-ounce with Red Tip Cap - Set of 6Easy Squeeze Plastic Condiment Bottles 8-ounce with Red Tip Cap – Set of 6Krusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix Family Size ~ 5 Lb BagKrusteaz Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix Family Size ~ 5 Lb Bag

Have Fun with Japanese Food

Love cooking Japanese foods? Why not show off your talents with these fun phone accessories?


Japanese Food Sample Collection Cell Phone Strap (Miso Soup) – $5.50

from: Strapya Inc.
 


Japanese Food Sample Collection Cell Phone Strap (Futomaki) – $5.50

from: Strapya Inc.
 


iMeshi Japanese Food Gyoza Case for iPhone 6s Plus / 6 Plus

from: Strapya Inc.
 


Japanese Soul! Japanese Sweets Miniature Food Sample Charm (Mitsu-Dango) – $1.75

from: Strapya Inc.
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