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The Fascinating Origin Of The Bento Style Lunch Box
The bento style lunch box is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables, in a box. Containers range from disposable and mass-produced to hand-crafted. Bento boxes are readily available in many places throughout Japan. However, Japanese homemakers often spend time and energy on a carefully prepared lunch box for their spouse, child, or themselves. Bento boxes can be arranged in a style called character bento. This is typically decorated to look like popular characters from Japanese animation, comic books, or video games. Another popular bento style is picture bento. This bento box is decorated to look like people, animals, buildings and monuments, or items such as flowers and plants.
What Can You Put In A Japanese Bento Box?
A proper bento lunch is crafted with care and should be a complete meal with a variety of tastes, textures, and food groups. The meal typically includes rice, meat or fish, and pickled vegetables. The Japanese are known for their ability to make use of every last bit of space, and lunchboxes are no exception. Today bento boxes are often purchased from convenience stores and restaurants.
Rice – This is the base ingredient of just about every bento; one without it would be like a sandwich without bread.
Umeboshi - pickled sour Japanese plums.
Salads - Vegetables and salads are often chosen to reflect the season.
Tamagoyaki - a sweet Japanese rolled omelette.
Agemono - Deep-fried foods include chicken karaage, tempura, croquettes, and fried fish cakes.
Nimono - Slowly simmered fish, meat, or vegetables reminiscent of home cooking.
Sushi - A Japanese staple, typically raw seafood served on top of pressed rice balls.
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