My Nori Punch Collection

29 Sep

Nori Punch Collection

I have a rather simple nori punch collection.  I feel like I have a lot, or at least it takes up a lot of space.  But, I’m sure there are bento bloggers out there that have a lot more than me.  🙂  You may wonder why I need so many punches, but each one serves a different purpose.  I started my collection with the ones on the top.  They are great for larger onigiri, but if you try to make a small onigiri, the faces are too large.  If I want smaller features on my food, I’ll usually go for the quail egg punch (the bottom row, third from the right), or the green and yellow, multi-purpose punch (the bottom row, third from the left).  These are great punches that punch out smaller features. I do have a preference for punches that use metal cutters because the cut is cleaner. The Hello Kitty punches are cute, and I use them, but they are made of plastic.

For tips on how to care for your nori punches, visit Bentolicious‘ blog.


2 Responses to “My Nori Punch Collection”

  1. Neko Mama October 20, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    Wow that is an impressive collection! I have none yet, but have been looking over and over all the different types wondering which to get. I wonder, would you mind letting me know how the multipurpose one works? And if you had to recommend your top 2 punches, which would they be and why?

    • loveinabento October 20, 2011 at 8:30 am #

      The multipurpose one is great as you can make many different faces. It comes with a list of ideas on how you can combine the cuts to make different faces. If I had to recommend two – I’d say the quail egg nori punch and the multipurpose punch. I like the sizes both of them provide me with. The single face punches are good too, but I find if I make a small onigiri, the faces are a bit too big. Good luck and have fun!! 🙂

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