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Definition: Bento

A single portion boxed lunch or meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish/meat and vegetables on the side. The containers are usually compartmentalized, but not always.

It is even thought of as an art form and a skill. The food is often arranged to resemble other objects, such as flowers, leaves, cartoon characters etc.

For examples, be sure to check out our Bento of the Week posts.

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maximumblonde maximumblonde 9 years
I love bento boxes. If you are fortunate enough to live anywhere near a Mitsuwa market store...they have great ones at their sushi counter. I rarely know what most of it is...but that's half the adventure! I've never not liked something yet.
Food Food 9 years
thanks for the link, i'm sure one of those will be a bento of the week someday!
msame msame 9 years
This is possibly the cutest bento site:
CompleteControl CompleteControl 9 years
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years here's a link to some good ones...
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I love eating out of Bento boxes, I like it that the different foods don't touch. You just feel special eating out of one.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
My love for Bento Boxes can be summed up in one word: Magic.
number6_ed number6_ed 9 years
I want a Bento Box so bad. Anyone have any suggestions on finding a good one?
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