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Packed Bento Box Examples
Here are some examples of packed bento boxes. Use them as a starting point to create your own bentos!
A classic Japanese style bento using winter vegetables (since it's still pretty cold here) made by my mom from bento stash ingredients.
The Guy Does Bento is back, with a bento featuring his favorite way of eating chicken.
Here are some bentos made by a typical busy Japanese mom - my sister Mayumi - for her two kids.
The Guy comes up with a manly meat-and-potatoes bento with not a rice grain in sight.
A substantial bento with some pretty strong flavors.
The guy steps it up with a riff on an Okinawan speciality, taco rice.
The Guy makes his first foray into the world of bento making.
This is a series of posts featuring bentos made by my spouse, aka The Guy. The Guy is not Japanese, didn't grow up with bentos (but loves the ones I make for him) and is somewhat tentative in the kitchen when he gets out of his comfort zone. See how he gets along in the world of bentos.
- 1 cup (240ml) green peas rice (mame gohan), approx. 230 cal
- 3 1 1/2 oz (50g) bean sprout burgers (moyashi hambaagu) with Worcestershire sauce (using lean ground beef), approx. 300 cal
- 1/4 cup Japanese potato salad (using Kewpie mayonnaise), approx. 90 cal
- 1/4 cup spinach with soy sauce, 10 cal
Total calories (approx): 630 cal (how calories are calculated)
Time needed: 5-10 minutes to assemble in the morning from pre-made components
Type: Japanese, a perennial favorite
Here's a very Japanese, vegetable based spring bento from a few weeks ago.