It’s quiet over here these few days. Kind of a long weekends for the Primary 1 to 5 pupils in Singapore, cause their big sisters and brothers are having their PSLE Oral examinations 🙂 And so, no bentos from me 🙂
Shall take this time to fill up this blog with a review of the nori and seaweed punchers that I have purchased and used so far. I started bento making not long ago, so my view may not be comprehensive, but just my experience from using them.
I shall just start with my favorite 😛
Pooh and Doraemon Seaweed Punch, plus the Multi-faced Shoe Seaweed Punch
As recommended by Shoppingmama, I bought the Kai’s Pooh and Doraemon punchers. I initially had reservation about buying these, cause I thought it’s restrictive to buy stuffs specifically for certain characters. But Shoppingmama pointed out that the stuffs punched out by these punchers can be used for generic designs too! And so, I got it, and love it!
These are the easiest to use, and they have a cover that ‘catch’ the nori. That’s really cool. (see picture below.)
Like the Pooh and Doraemon punchers, the shoe multi-faced punchers are also extremely easy to use, with a cover that catches the cut nori.
Mini quail egg seaweed punch that came with the quail egg cutters
This is also very easy to use. But no cover to catch the nori.
My reservation is, after using it for a while, it’s not as smooth to punch as it used to be. Anyone has any tips?
Hapimogu Seaweed Punch available from Daiso
The best part about these punchers : cheap. At Daiso price, they are really a steal. Which is why this series is no. 3 in my list.
BUT, unfortunately, they are not that easy to use, and they are not lasting. I have already spoilt two. 😦
However, at S$ 2.00, it is still a good start for bento beginners. These are my first few tools anyway 🙂
3-in-1 pack facial expression seaweed punch
These are total regrets! They are a pain to use! Even the Daiso ones are easier to use than these! Plus, they don’t come cheap! That’s why they are a PAIN. 😦 My friend bought those with animal expressions. She also complained that they are impossible.
The boss of the online shop I bought these from said I got to just keep pressing them to season it. Well, I shall try and let’s see if their performances improve.
Between these and the multi-faced shoe punch, the shoe punch has my vote.
Hello Kitty Seaweed Punch
These came together with the Hello Kitty Bento set. Another impossible punchers. I have never gotten all the whiskers successfully.
At least the Hello Kitty Bento set has other things like rice molds and cutters, else, I’m strongly against buying these.
That ends my nori / seaweed punch review, from a user point of view, without any sponsorship from any supplier. Hope that helps.