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Dooffodil is doing 40 things including…

collect food erasers

16 cheers


Dooffodil has written 2 entries about this goal

Iwako collection list

The list of erasers and accessories in my current collection:

  • Cooking stove
  • Cooking pot x2
  • Frying pan x2
  • Frying slice x2
  • Soup ladle
  • Scoop
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Chopsticks x4
  • Chopstick holder x2
  • Teapot x2
  • Mug x2
  • Japanese lacquer tray
  • Light grey tray x4
  • Sushi board
  • Pink tray
  • Instant noodles, cup x2
  • Instant noodles, bowl
  • Bento box (red) with rice, tempura & beef patty
  • Bento box (yellow) with rice, sausage & omelette
  • Lunch box (brown) with rice & tempura
  • Bowl (grey) of noodles with tempura & pea pods
  • Claypot with octopus & yam
  • Claypot with noodles, small hard-boiled egg & pea pods
  • Sushi x6 (tuna; prawn; squid; egg; red roe; orange roe)
  • Fish with skeleton (yellow & green)
  • Green tea in cup & saucer
  • Leaf wrap with pink pancake & red bean filling
  • Leaf wrap with white pancake
  • Pancake with red bean filling
  • 3 different coloured mochi balls on stick x2
  • Coffee mochi bun x5 (green; pink white; light brown; yellow)
  • Siew mai (Chinese meat dumplings) in dimsum steamer
  • Pink steamed buns in dimsum steamer
  • Fried rice on plate
  • Yellow noodles in bowl (red) with luncheon meat & pea pods
  • Orange noodles in bowl (blue) with corn & pea pods
  • Fried dumplings on oval plate
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Steak on hotplate with pea pods, carrots & corn
  • Spaghetti bolognaise on plate with pea pods & carrots
  • Hamburger
  • Fries x2
  • McD milkshake (vanilla)
  • Pizza
  • Hot dog bun
  • Sandwich with lettuce and tomato
  • Vanilla ice cream on a stick x2 (coated with chocolate; strawberry)
  • Soft vanilla ice cream on brown cone
  • 3 scoops of ice cream in a cup x2 (strawberry & blueberry; mint & orange)
  • Sundae x2 (orange cup topped with caramel pudding; green cup topped with orange ice cream)
  • Cupcake x2 (yellow cup topped with chocolate cream; brown cup topped with whipped cream)
  • Log cake x2 (yellow cake with white cream; strawberry cake with coffee cream)
  • Pound cake x2 (strawberry; vanilla)
  • Sliced strawberry cake (rectangle) x2
  • Triangle wedge chocolate cake x2
  • Double pancakes with whipped cream
  • Strawberry tart x2
  • Crepe with banana and strawberry x2
  • Cream puff
  • Donut with strawberry icing
  • Croissant
  • Biscuit x2 (black with vanilla cream; brown with strawberry cream)
  • Twin soft buns
Fruits & Vegetables
  • Bunch of green grapes
  • Rock melon (halved)
  • Peach
  • Pumpkin
Drinks & Snacks
  • Canned drinks x3 (Vegetable juice, orange juice, Chinese tea)
  • Chips in canister x2 (potato, octopus)
  • Packet chips
  • Milk carton x2 (milk, corn)
  • Oval shaped bento box container (yellow)
  • Small square bento box container x2 (pink & yellow)

If my calculations are correct, that’s a total of 105 erasers. (Wow!)


  • Ice shavings in cup with syrup & red bean topping
  • Fish shaped pancake
  • Triangle sandwiches
  • Hot dog in croissant
  • Sunny side up egg on plate
  • Siew mai – Chinese meat dumplings (on its own)
  • Egg rolls
  • Coffee & Tea in cup & saucer
  • ‘Chocky’ sticks (pocky)
  • Caramel pudding in sundae cup
Fruits and Vegetables
  • Orange

An enticing feast for the eyes

Such a whimsical, childish thing to collect, isn’t it? All the more reason to indulge, I say. They are simply too adorable to resist.

The collage above shows my current (still relatively small) collection. I had the joyous privilege of getting two new additions yesterday – the ramen noodles and the fast food tray sets.

These erasers are made with detachable parts, and it’s such fun taking them apart and switching them around. It gives me the perfect excuse for playing with food.

Dooffodil has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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