Ultimate Bento Review: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes

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Ultimate Bento Review: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes

2020 Gourmand Food Culture Award Winner. With these fun, easy and delicious Japanese inspired recipes, anyone can venture into the world of bento boxes—no special tools or containers necessary!

Book Title: Ultimate Bento: Healthy, Delicious and Affordable: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes
By: Marc Matsumoto, Maki Ogawa
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: November 24, 2020
Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

Marc Matsumoto and Maki Ogawa, hosts of the famous NHK World culinary show Bento Expo, offer their bento-making knowledge on the pages of this beautifully shot cookbook. As a Japanese-American, Marc is uniquely qualified to assist Western readers in incorporating Japanese flavours into their lunches using readily available products.

Maki is adept at designing simple yet tasty bento box options that can be put together quickly every morning as a Japanese parent of teenage boys. They collaborated to produce an approachable, genuine bento cookbook that everyone will love.

Book Reviews

“There are several clear directions not only on how to prepare the wonderful meal but also on how to make a gorgeous bento box.
After getting mine, I’ve chosen to offer it as a holiday present to my culinary friends. You will not be dissatisfied!”

— Toby

“This is an excellent book for all bento enthusiasts, particularly those who are just beginning to delve into the world of bento. It’s genuine, comprehensive, and simple to grasp.
It comes highly recommended by me. Excellent dishes for the home chef, simple to understand and each Bento box is enhanced with side dishes.
I’ve never prepared so many dishes from a single cookbook. ”

— Jason R.

“Fundamental directions about materials and culinary procedures are given, as well as the foundations of presenting the food in the finished box.
I can’t help but believe that the “box” could be a perfectly presented dinner dish.”

— (No Name).

“I am an avid cook who has learnt to put ANYTHING in a bento box, regardless of cultural cuisine. When I’m stuck for ideas, I’ll take up this book and read it again (I’ve referred to it over a hundred times) to get my creative juices flowing again. This book, along with a few other must-have bento books, sits on my kitchen counter. Knowledge about packing and storage is essential, and this book includes everything. It comes highly recommended by me.

— David J.

Ultimate Bento Recipes Include

To mention a few, Japanese-style Summer Rolls, Wasabi Coleslaw Chicken, Snap Pea Stir-Fry, Mini Stuffed Peppers with Ginger Pork, Yakitori Chicken Skewers and Chicken Teriyaki recipe.

About the Authors

Marc Matsumoto is the host of the renowned NHK Globe television series Bento Expo, which aims to teach people all around the world about the art of bento creation (currently in its fourth series and scheduled for a fifth). He’s also a chef, restaurant consultant, and food blogger. Marc, who was born in Japan, reared in Australia and the United States, and now lives in Japan, is particularly suited to connecting culinary cultures and delivering these dishes to audiences all over the world.

Maki Ogawa author of Yum-Yum Bento Box and All Year Round, as well as the co-host of Bento Expo from Quirk Books. Maki, a working Japanese mother of two kids, has been cooking bentos for her family every day for the past fifteen years. She offers her abundance of bento making knowledge not just on TV and in her cookbooks, but also on her Instagram account, @cuteobento.

See our other reviews here: Bento For Beginners.

Book Details

By: Marc Matsumoto, Maki Ogawa
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 4805315679
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4805315675
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: November 24, 2020
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 19.1mm
Weight: 790 g

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