A bento is a box packed with small portions of a home-cooked Japanese meal. Traditionally, it includes rice, fish (or meat) and vegetables – a well-balanced meal in a box! Bentos are especially popular for lunch, as they are portable, healthy, and cheaper than buying lunch at a restaurant each day.
Japanese language students at our Fukuoka school may have noticed a guy standing just outside the school building, selling bentos from large, blue containers. His bentos are different every day, and range from the more traditional cooked fish- and picked veggies variety, to more fusion-style foods like croquettes with beef and cheese, hamburger patties with Japanese-style sauce, and minced beef steaks!
For a wholesome, home-cooked style meal, you can’t go wrong with these bentos. At only ￥300 each, they are well worth checking out!