Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kung Fu Panda Bento

In honor of Kung Fu Panda 2, which is in theaters today, here is a bento with Po! Bwahahahahahaha! Ok, I have to let you in on a little something that makes Kung Fu Panda even funnier for me, and for all German speakers. The name of the panda in Kung Fu Panda is Po. Po is the word for 'butt' in German. So I really just start giggling like a 7-year old every time I hear his name. Po really knows kung fu! (Butt really knows kung fu!) See?!?! It's HILARIOUS! Ah Hahahahaahahah!

In this bento: edamame, cherries, baby carrots, slices of cucumber, and a bao bun filled with bbq pork. I decorated the bao to look like Po (snort) with nori and provolone cheese. I used a bit of mayonnaise to stick the nori onto the bao. Unfortunately none of the items in this bento are from Sonoma County producers, I just haven't had a lot of time to make it to the Farmers Market. Things are super busy at work. I hope to stop by the market this Saturday.

Here's Po in all his glory (giggle) with all of his kung fu pals! I can't wait to see the new Kung Fu Panda, he's such a great character.

This is also a fun bento because it is my 140th bento, and that means another donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank! Every 20 bento posts, I make a $20 donation to my local food bank, Redwood Empire Food Bank. That's one dollar per post. They deliver 4 dollars worth of food for every dollar donated and have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for their high level of efficiency. Redwood Empire Food Bank is a really inspiring organization, and I like to help them out in my small way. Bento bloggers are lucky to have the luxury of fun, cute, nutritious food everyday. Some people are not so lucky. I encourage you to make a donation as well, or to donate to your local food bank.

Have a great week bento buddies!


  1. Haha! I have a feeling Po would totally get your joke...
    Super clean and crisp bao panda! My kids can't wait to see it either!

  2. Thanks sheri! I loved your Kung Fu Panda bento too! I checked to see if they changed Po's name for the German version. Apparently not! I can just picture a theaterful of German kids laughing their heads off. :)

  3. Aww that's so cute!! I have a friend we call Poe-long before the movie came out but funnily enough he quite looks like the panda!! Hehe. Love your idea with the food banks! That's awesome :) good on you!


  4. hihihihi...your story makes me giggle too..
    Nice panda pao...Our family loved the movie so much. We are anxiously waiting to enter Indonesia soon!

  5. Thanks so much, KC! Po is the best! I was inspired to donate a dollar per post by Susan Yuen of Hawaii's Bento Box Cookbook. She does the same thing for her local food bank.

  6. Thanks Yenny! I will try to see Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend. :)

  7. Oh my goodness....this bento is way too cute!

  8. I always have the same reaction whenever I hear the name "Fanny". I mean, that's not even a foreign language! Those silly English people, I can't believe they still use that name.