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Shikaeshiben Bento

Did You Know About Shikaeshiben Bento?

Shikaeshiben (仕返し弁) translates to the “revenge” bento.

During the 16th century, home wives would make shikaeshiben as a way of getting back to their husbands. Meals would include fowl written insults, or the food would be over or undercooked, making it inedible.


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Japanese Okonomiyaki Recipe

Easy Japanese Okonomiyaki Recipe

Experience the delicious delicacies of Japan with this customisable Japanese Okonomiyaki recipe, the savoury pancake is easy to make and is full of authentic flavours and textures, it's sure to be a family favourite. Japanese Okonomiyaki お好み焼き for Bento translates to ‘grilled as you like it’. It's iconic ... read more

Japanese Lunch Box

How to Prepare a Japanese Lunch Box

Japanese Lunch Boxes have become a popular substitute for a bagged lunch for the office and school or prepare elaborate meals for the family. The idea of packing bento may seem a little overwhelming at first, but with a little preparation and practice, the task becomes easier and is quite fulfilling. Pack... read more

Hanami Bento Box

Hanami Bento “Japanese Flower Viewing Festival”

Colourful Hanami bento box, the ideal component for serving traditional bento meals while contemplating the beauty of cherry blossom trees in Japan. Hanami (flower viewing) is centuries old, dating back to the Nara period (710 to 794), Hanami is the traditional Japanese custom of appreciating the beauty o... read more

Onigiri Bento Recipe

Onigiri Bento Recipe, How to Make

Onigiri Bento Recipe | Bento is a healthy and balanced option for serving meals at home or going for school or the workplace. Packed with distinct foods, one of the primary ingredients is rice. Several rice options are used including plain steamed rice, Onigiri rice ball shapes, fried rice, Takikomigohan ... read more