Bento is a lunchbox / meal box that is common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container.
Bento can be very elaborately arranged in a style called kyaraben or "character bento". Kyaraben is typically decorated to look like popular Japanese cartoon (anime) characters, characters from comic books (manga), or video game characters. Another popular bento style is "oekakiben" or "picture bento", which is decorated to look like people, animals, buildings and monuments, or items such as flowers and plants.
There are similar forms of boxed lunches in the Philippines (Baon), Korea (Dosirak), Taiwan (Biandang), and India (Tiffin). Also, Hawaiian culture has adopted localized versions of bento featuring local tastes after over a century of Japanese influence in the islands.
If I ever go to Japan, I certainly want to try a traditional bento and a Kyaraben. They look delicious, and the Kyaraben looks cute!
A Zelda bento, with Link! =3
Cute panda, dogs, kittys, chicks, lion, bear and more =3
My Neighbor Totoro Kyaraben! So cute..
On youtube there are many tutorials on how to make Bento boxes, some easy, some hard. There are also tutorials on just how to make certain foods look cute. Click here.
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