【 うさぎリンゴ ・usagiringo 】apple bunnies
Opening a homemade bento is like opening a present.
It’s a わくわく(wakuwaku) moment as you wonder what’s inside and うさぎリンゴ apple bunnies make a fun addition to any bento as a dessert.
Now, a lot of thought goes into making a bento for someone. You think about the presentation and the nutritional balance. You want to make them smile, and you want them to have a healthy meal. うさぎリンゴ is a classic item that meets both.
How to make an apple bunny
1. Cut and core the apples.
2. Score a V shape on the skin.
3. Peel and remove the triangle section.
4. Soak the apples in saltwater to prevent them from browning.
When and who came up with the idea of うさぎリンゴ is unclear, but there is a theory that one of the maids of Emperor Meiji cut the apples into bunnies to make the emperor laugh.
It’s the small things that count, the playfulness and thoughtfulness.
うさぎ (usagi) = rabbit
りんご (ringo) = apple
*When writing うさぎりんご, it can be written in all hiragana or with katakana うさぎリンゴ to make it easier to read. In this case, there’s no right or wrong.