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Bento Lunch Box Food Groups

Top 4 Bento Lunch Box Food Groups

There are many advantages to preparing bento lunch box meals as a part of your daily life. You get to eat a balanced diet, save money if choosing the right foods possibly lose a few kilograms and most importantly develop healthy eating habits. Bento lunch boxes are perfect for getting your family to eat a balanced diet though it all...

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...

Hinomaru Bento “Patriotic Bento”

Hinomaru Bento | The term, Hinomaru, means ‘circle of the sun’ in Japanese and stands for the Japanese flag. Hinomaru bento is a traditional bento box with steamed rice with a pickled umeboshi in the centre as its food contents. The red umeboshi or plum resembles the Japanese flag, and hence this bento is called the ‘Hinomaru’ bento. Hino...

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”

In the Meiji period, the first ekibentō or ekiben "train station bento" was sold in 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. Since then, the ekiben bento “train station bento” ...