Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bento Box

Finally. After years of searching and waiting and more searching and occasionnally a little whining, I finally got a bento box. One of my colleagues went to London and got me one from Muji. Even though japanese food, especially sushi, enjoys huge popularity here, I could not find one of those nifty boxes to pack my lunch, not even in the most specialised shops. Lunch-packing is so much fun now! What I've tried so far:

  • Brown rice, soy-marianted oven-baked tofu and papaya
  • Cold soba noodles with beans and sesame dressing, strawberries and cottage cheese (pictured).
I think the concept of packing several small servings of different foods is brilliant - it's more interesting and more satisfying than taking a large pot of just one thing. However, it seems that there is more to packing a bento box than just stuffing leftovers into it - read this article on wikipedia (where would we be without it?) for information on the correct ratios of the different kind of foods. And check out this blog for bento boxes which makes lunch a piece of art.

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