I'm pretty pleased with most of this one. Buckwheat noodles with peanut sauce for the nest on top of "corn salad" lettuce (I've never heard of this before, in Polish it's 'roszponka' and wikipedia insists the common English name is 'corn salad'. Is this true?0
Quail deviled eggs. The yolks were a bit hard to remove so I ended up rinsing a good portion of them out, which turned out to be a good thing. I mixed the remaining yolk with salmon paste, a little mayo and a little sesame oil. Turned out great! Who needs those yolks!
Grapes and carrots are on snow peas.
The hurriedly added branch on the bottom is some sort sesame cookie thing.
(I tried making a cut, it didn't seem to work, is there a secret i don't know?)
As for the bird...
Clearly I was a bit hasty in the carving and it didn't turn out too well. But aside from my poor knife skills, I'm not really sure if this is the best way to make a bird. I wasn't set on having an apple, it just seemed the easiest thing to make into a bird. Does anyone have any expert advice for making birds? I'd like to try this again when my mother comes to town, and it' be great to have a perfected bird there!