Friday, June 10, 2011
The Bento box. A traditional Japanese packed lunch.
The Bento Box stems from the old Japanese belief that food show appeal to all the senses. The food is found unappealing if it does not have flavour, colour, or isn't presented well.
Every Japanese mom must master this artform, and takes pride in preparing her bentos for her family
And this is where it gets exciting ( for me at least). The Japanese have invented kyaraben, or character bento. Making bentos with manga, cartoon and animal themes. Imagine being a kid and opening your lunch box to find these!
Til next time me dearies
For your entertainment by: Carmen Booth