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December 2006



Bento Lunchboxes and Recipes

I’m so excited! I have a slight obsession with bento boxes especially ever since I visited Japan earlier this year. There is just something about compartmentalizing tiny portions of food that makes me enjoy the food more. It must be the presentation! Anyways, for xmas one of my sisters got me a Zojirushi (the famouse rice maker brand) Mr. Bento Box!!!!

It has pretty good reviews on Amazon. The thing that is most cool about it, in my opinion, is that it keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. No need for a fridge or microwave. The only bad thing is the size (it’s quite large) and from the reviews it appears that the containers are not leakproof so if you tilt it or anything it will spill.

Anyways, I’m not very consistent about bringing my lunch but now that I have this cool container I will have to try harder to bring food to work just so I can use this nifty container haha. I already started looking up neat bento information and recipes.

Mr. Bento Flickr Pool: Mr. Bento has his own flickr pool. Check out the neat pics of other Mr. Bento owners!
OBento: A bunch of links to bento-related things. Check out the accessories links. There are sooo many cute bento things like these cute bottles with pipette so you can fill them with your favorite sauces!!

Bento recipes: Here are some great bento pictures and recipes

Xmas Bento Boxes

Here is another type of bento box that I was looking at awhile ago. It’s called a laptoplunch. It’s cheaper than Mr. Bento but does not keep your food temperature controlled. They also have recipes on their site but without an asian spin on it.


Comment from Sharoool
Posted: December 25, 2006 at 8:46 pm

Wow =) That’s pretty cool that Mr. Bento can keep food at the right temperature. I want me a Mr. Bento now!

Comment from che
Posted: December 28, 2006 at 6:22 pm

the containers remind me of the ones my mom used to use when i was a kid :)