We recently had a lovely day visiting family in London, finishing with dinner at ‘Yo Sushi’, which was Small Child’s first experience of a Sushi restaurant. When we could draw his attention away from the conveyor belt of food whizzing past our table, he did very well, trying several new foods, although I wish I’d tasted the ‘firecracker rice’ before giving it to him! He particularly liked Tempura Prawns and Cucumber Maki. Although he tried his best with normal chopsticks, we eventually managed to get him a pair of children’s chopsticks, which are like little tongs. He was so impressed with them that we took them home with us so we could clean them and use again (they are disposable ones, we didn’t steal them, honest!).
The next morning when I asked him what he wanted for breakfast, instead of his usual cereal he wanted toast that he could eat with his chopsticks. I had a little think, and came up with this;
In case it’s not immediately obvious, they are toast (with honey) fishes, with toast and sprinkle bubbles and a toast starfish. The eyes are made from polka-dot sprinkles dotted with an edible marker. I do my best not to waste food, so chopped up the left over toast scraps and popped them into a bowl for Small Child to eat with his chopsticks after. He was chuffed to bits to be able to eat his breakfast with ‘chopsticks’!
As they are disposable, I’m not sure how long the poor chopsticks are going to last, so I’ve ordered some plastic learner chopsticks to replace them. Anything to make meal times fun!