Bento 101: Tips and Tricks for Bento

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What is Bento?

In Japanese, bento (弁当 bentō) or obento (お弁当 obentō) refers to a compact, nutritiously-balanced, visually appealing meal served in a box (we call the box “bento-bako” (弁当箱)).

Some of you may be more familiar with Japanese kyaraben (キャラ弁) or character bento that contains exquisite food art that looks like cartoon characters, animals, or even scenes from movies, etc.

Here on Just One Cookbook, I focus on delicious, healthy, visually-appealing everyday bento that I can make in less than 15-20 minutes (I don’t have much extra time to spend making lunches into masterpieces.).  Continue reading below on bento tips, tricks, recipes, and more.

If you want to know more about bento, please read Wikipedia article on bento.

Click Here To Read How To Make Bento

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Click Here for Bento Menus

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Click Here for Bento Side Dishes

Bento 101 Side Dishes

Click Here for How To Freeze Food

How To Freeze Food

Click Here for Food Safety Tips for Bento

Bento 101 Food Safety Tips

Click Here for Bento FAQs

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