Bento boxes

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Bento boxes - Beautifully wrapped
Bento boxes - Bento box with chicken and rice
Bento boxes - Bento box
Bento boxes - Bento box

Bento boxes Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Bento boxes: a meal on the move Oct 04, 2013
On our longer train journeys in Japan it made sense to eat en route to leave more time for sightseeing on arrival in our destination. And the best meal to eat on a train here is a bento box. These may be simply described as a take-away meal, but this being Japan, they are beautifully presented. Small portions of fish, seafood, meat, pickles, vegetables etc. each have their own section in the box, and there will also be rice, naturally, perhaps in the form of onigiri or rice balls wrapped in seaweed.

Every station has several shops and counters where a selection of bento boxes can be bought. There are usually plastic versions displayed for you to choose by number. Many have fish but some are vegetables only and some meat. Most of the boxes are nicely wrapped too and are a delight to eat not only for their variety of flavours but also this beautiful presentation. And if you have room in your luggage (we didn’t!), I reckon the boxes would even make a neat desk or drawer tidy if cleaned up.
Bento box
Bento box
Bento box with chicken and rice
Beautifully wrapped
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