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Tsukune Recipe, Japanese Meatbalsl

Irresistible Tsukune Recipe, Traditional Japanese Meatball

This Tsukune recipe (Japanese meatballs) is typically made with ground chicken or pork. They’re grilled with a sweet, sticky, tangy sauce that makes them totally irresistible. Packed with flavor and incredibly moist and tender, you will love serving these for a weeknight dinner or a party appetiser. The meatballs are sometimes boile...

Japanese Tonkatsu Recipe

Tonkatsu Recipe (Japanese Pork Cutlet Bento Recipe)

For all those new to Japanese food, the term ‘Tonkatsu’refers to a crunchy deep fried pork cutlet made the Japanese way. The cutlet is coated with special bread crumbs, covered with Tonkatsu sauce and served on a bowl of hot steamed rice alongside shredded pieces of cabbage. The term ‘Katsu’ is an abbreviated form of katsuretsu whic...

Japanese Okonomiyaki Recipe

Okonomiyaki Recipe for Bento

Experience the delicious delicacies of Japan with this customisable Okonomiyaki recipe. The Japanese savoury pancake is easy to make at home, full of authentic flavours and textures, sure to be a family favourite. Okonomiyaki お好み焼き translates to ‘grilled as you like it’. It's iconic street food in Osaka, Japan that was adopted durin...

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. Packing a Japanese Lunch Box is ...

Makunouchi Bento

Makunouchi Bento

Makunouchi Bento translates into Between-Act Bento. As you can imagine, they have something to do with theatre performances, served during Noh and Jabuki "between the curtain” theatre performances dating back to the Edo period 1603-1867. While waiting for the next act, you were served with a lovely two-section meal to keep you occup...

Korean Bento Boxes

Korean Bento Boxes (Dosirak)

Dosirak is a lunch box that is widely used in South Korea, it consists of a bento box packed with a home-made meal that can also be purchased from dosirak stores. Similar to Japanese bento boxes they are normally served with rice and an assortment of traditional side dishes. Dosirak bento lunch boxes normally include a meal that is...

What Is A Bento Box

What is a bento box?

A bento box is a Japanese style portable lunchbox container used to serve various single meals. Traditionally they consisted of a serving of white steamed rice accompanied by a serving of protein, fish or meat, cooked vegetables, and topped with a pickled plum. Today with the globalisation of cultures, bento boxes have found their w...

Bento Boxes Australia

1910, Australia First Discovers Bento

The first Japanese bento boxes Australia record was in June 1910 in an article by the Perth The Daily News were a young man recollects his experience of bento while taking a train ride in Japan. Bento boxes can be categorised into three types that we use today. Homemade bento which we make for the family to take to school or work lu...

Influence behind the Shokado Bento Box

Shokado Bento, Simple, Elegant & Inspiring

Shokado bento box (松花堂弁当) pronounced "shookadoo" bento is a simple yet beautifully lacquered thirty centimeter square box divided into four equal compartments like the Chinese character for FIELD 田, with partitions that include extended edges and a lid to keep its contents warm. Shokado Bento named after Shojo Shokado (1582-October ...

Koraku Bento (Picnic Lunchbox)

Koraku Bento (Picnic Lunchbox)

Koraku Bento translated into English is Picnic Lunchbox. As the name suggests, Koraku Bento boxes are made for sharing among a group of people at picnics, day outings and sports events. In March and April they are prepared and shared with a group of friends during the cherry blossom viewing festivals. Similar to traditional bento b...

Bamboo Bento Box

Biodegradable Bento Box Review

Biodegradable Bento Box, Use Bamboo | We are all well aware of the increasing impacts of global warming, and the go green initiative is being pushed forward. Many of us are looking at how we can reduce our impact on the environment by thinking twice when buying or using a product. One way of doing this is by purchasing products made...

Bento Box Magic

Bento Box Magic

Bento Box Magic | The sense of fun associated with bento boxes has made them highly popular worldwide. Besides the fun element, the functionality purpose is also served effectively by them. Bento boxes or Obentos as they are called in Japan are very appealing to kids and adults alike. Bento Box Magic Serves all purposes All kids who...

Impact of Bento Culture

Bento Box Culture, The Impact

Bento Box Culture | The homemade bento has been an inherent part of Japanese culture since the yore days and continues to be so even today. Used in several settings ranging from fall leaf viewing, cherry blossom viewing, baseball games, kabuki theatre to railway sojourns the bento is cherished essentiality in Japan. Impact Of Bento Box Cu...

Ekiben Bento Train Bento Boxes

Ekiben Bento “Train Bento”

Ekibentō or ekiben translates to station bento, Eki meaning train and Ben is short for Bento. First sold in during the Meiji period (1885), at the Utsunomiya Train Station in Japan's northern Kantō region. The meal consisted of two freshly made onigiri balls, a few slices of pickled daikon radish wrapped in a sheet of bamboo bark. ...

Oekakiben Bento

Oekakiben Bento

Oekakiben or "picture bento" is a type of bento box that is prepared by the mother for her child in a manner that the ingredients are decorated to resemble a picture or a scene. Often depicting objects such as animals, favourite pets, famous people, buildings, monuments, scenes from a favourite movie or specific items such as flower...

Bento Box Varieties for the Adult!

 The Japanese bento box is an inherent part of Japanese culture, however; it has become an integral part of the global culture too in today’s times. Their capacity to fit varied food items without any spillover has made them an attractive proposition to all individuals who love to have an elaborate spread for their lunch times. The bento ...

Which Bento Box Should I Use?

Bento boxes help you to pack a healthy, colourful and tasty lunch and make lunchtimes at the workplace or school exciting and something to be waited for.  It is essential to ensure that you have a box that best suits your requirements. Finding a perfect fit of the box will largely depend on what you intend to pack for your lunch. Bento Bo...

Bento Boxes Melbourne, the Revolution

There is nothing quite like eating a delicious Japanese meal from a bento box. Available from close to 100 restaurants in Melbourne, where can you buy a traditionally cooked bento box meal? The bento concept can be traced back to the 16th Century Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568 – 1600). Farmers sent on their way to work to till their f...

History of Bento Boxes

Controversial History of Bento Boxes

History of Bento Boxes starts during the Edo period (1603-1868) were various materials were used such as a magnolia leaf, oak leaf, bamboo sheath or bamboo leaf was used to wrap lunches on the go. These were not durable and didn't last long so they started to make bento wood. The earliest know record of bento was created by interwea...