Bento boxes are compartmentalized Japanese lunch boxes that make your lunch look adorable all while facilitating portion control. Traditionally they pack rice, pickled vegetables, and protein, the bento box has obvious appeal as a way to pack an organized and balanced lunch for your kids, or yourself. They also allow you to take a well rounded, aesthetically pleasing meal to go, and take a little dab in Japanese culture.
Bento Box history
The Bento box is ingrained in Japanese history. Over the last 15 centuries, the bento box evolved from an ordinary utility container to status symbol, prominent in Japanese popular culture. Japanese farmers, hunters and warriors in the 5th century would pack their lunches in sacks or boxes and take them to the fields. From that point the Bento box has evolved and become ingrained in Japanese culinary history, now the bento box is a staple in Japanese households, in which mothers make special well balanced meals for their loved ones.
Why we love Bento Boxes
Put simply, a “bento” or “bento box” is a Japanese lunchbox, but its not an ordinary one, they are know for the amazing attention to detail and the balance of the ingredients. A proper bento lunch is crafted with care and should be a complete meal with a variety of tastes, textures, and food groups. The meal typically includes rice, meat or fish, and pickled vegetables. They are so important to Japanese culture they are available everywhere: convenience stores, theaters, supermarkets and even trains. Here we have a selection of Bento Box styles so you can make your own at home.
Wooden Bento Box
Wooden Bento Boxes are the most traditional type of material, and they are still very popular. Some of these are even passed on from generation to generation like heirlooms. People just love the look of wooden bento boxes—there’s something about having a wooden lunch container that feels minimalist cool. You can get many different styles of Bento boxes in this material on our site, so go on and take a look at what we have to offer.
Thermal Bento Box
This particular kind of Bento Box usually consists of a stainless steel cylinder into which plastic containers fit. The plastic containers are usually microwave and dishwasher safe. They are really useful for the hectic lifestyle of the present, in which we need our food on the go, but we also want to prepare healthy food options and carry them around. We have a wide variety of thermal bento boxes, some of them can even keep your food warm for up to 6 hours! Visit our site and get yours now.
Character Bento Box
These are lunchboxes in which rice and other bento box food are shaped and designed to look like popular characters from anime, manga, or video games. In addition to adding a bit of color to the standard lunchbox, the cute characters also help to encourage kids to eat foods they do not particularly enjoy. Compliment the cool character of the inside with a Bento Box decorated with your most beloved characters, from Pokémon to Star Wars, we have what you are looking for.
Whether you are a foodie, adventure traveler, or just visiting on business, bento boxes are a great option for anyone looking for an authentic local experience. With a wide variety of materials and styles Bento Boxes are the best way to carry your food around. I you cannot visit Japan, then visit our site so you can get the kind of Bento Box that suits your needs.