Bento Basics

Bento Box Basics & More

Japanese lunch boxes have become a popular substitute for preparing elaborate meals at home. Here we touch on bento box basics including how to prepare Japanese bento lunch boxes, Kyaraben bento and making bento box beginner’s guides, essential equipment for making bento meals and materials used in the making of bento boxes.

Kyaraben Bento

Kyaraben Bento, The Beginner’s Guide

Kyaraben Bento or charaben (キャラ弁) which is a short term used in Japanese culture for "character bento" is a way of elaborately preparing your bento meals with food decorated to look like your favourite cartoon characters, people, movie stars, animals, family members, plants or anything else that interests the family. Originally, Kyaraben bento intended to...