Wednesday, March 25, 2009


According to wikipedia, Bentō (弁当 or べんとう ?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. I think in a simpler meaning it could also means a lunchbox. I think this kind of bento is very good for children. So they don't look inside the food itself but the shape of the food. In fact, Bento is considered as an art form in Japan. Japanese women spend a good part of their mornings preparing bento for their families. There is even a competition among mothers to see who can make cutest bento. Would this bento makes you even more hungry that you want to eat it all or does it make you feel a bit scared of eating it? Scared that you might make a mess of the bento because the bento is co cute=) However, this bento will surely brings joy when someone open the box and surely can bring health for the person by eating healthy food.

(images from here)

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