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How To Make Ham Flower

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    Japanese make pretty decoration out of food. Dress up your bento with a ham flower by following these simple steps.

    Ham Flower | Easy Japanese Recipes at

    One simple way to dress up your bento lunch is by making Ham Flowers. All you need is one or two slices of ham and a knife!

    I added a red radish in the center to make it look more like a flower and to give some accent, but it’s optional. I also used a toothpick to secure the ham, but if you pack tightly in bento box you don’t need to do so.

    Hope this ham flower comes in handy to add a little touch for your bento!

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    Ham Flower | Easy Japanese Recipes at
    Ham Flower
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
    Japanese make pretty decoration out of food. Dress up your bento with a ham flower by following these simple steps.
    Course: Appetizer, Bento, How to
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: food art, ham
    Servings: 2 (Ham Flowers)
    Author: Namiko Chen
    • 1 red radish
    • 1 slice ham
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Ham Flower Ingredients
    2. Cut the red radish to create 2 center parts for the ham flowers.
      hand holding a piece of radish
    3. Cut the ham in half, and then fold each piece in half.
      Ham Flower 2
    4. Make small inserts every 1/8 inch along the folded edge with a knife.
      Ham Flower 3
    5. Flip over to other side and fold in half. This way, the “petals” will look more fluffy.
      Ham Flower 4
    6. Place the red radish at the end of ham and start rolling using the radish as a core.
      Ham Flower 5
    7. When the ham is all rolled up, use a toothpick to secure ends. Repeat for the other ham.
      Ham Flower 6
    8. Ham Flower | Easy Japanese Recipes at
    Recipe Notes

    Equipment you will need:

    • Toothpick


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