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.


Bento contents:

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.