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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Recipe: Japanese Bento Boxes


This Week's Film: Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Cuisine: Japanese

Bento is a term for a Japanese boxed lunch, traditionally wrapped in a colorful scarf or handkerchief. Many Japanese mothers pack them each morning for their children to take to school, and vendors often sell them to hungry travelers on train station platforms. A typical bento might contain such delicacies as dried fish, pickled vegetables, fried tofu, sushi, onigiri, cold soba noodles, and sembei crackers.

Here is a link to the Recipe and Photo on ThingsAsian.