• Bento is a traditional Japanese lunchbox.  In its origin, the idea was to create a healthy, well-balanced meal that could endure long periods of time and extreme weather.  Staples in bento typically include rice, seaweed, fried egg (tamago-yaki), and vegetables.
    Recently, bento has become an art form.  Japanese moms will spend hours making a cute, colorful lunch for their kids, shaping food to form characters.  These bento are called kyaraben— "character bento."
  • Pacman— Rice, Japanese fried egg, tonkatsu, carrot, ham, lettuce, hard boiled egg, seaweed, red kamaboko (fish cake), pickles, orange, strawberries, o-nishime. 
  • Panda— Rice, seaweed, ham, hard boiled egg, tangerine, cucumber, Japanese fried egg, carrot, kamaboko.
  • Caroling penguins— Rice, seaweed, carrot, red and green kamaboko, Japanese fried egg, radish, carrot, lettuce, blueberries, homemade sweet mochi, white chocolate chip.
  • いただきあす!