I ordered a Bento box from Bento & Co a while ago and it arrived last week, so this morning I put together my first proper bento box for lunch. It’s the medium black Shikiri Bento.
In keeping with tradition, I wrapped the bento with a purple bandana to make a carrying handle.
The box itself has a black outer lid that snap locks into place on either side.
There’s an inner lid with a seal to stop any leaks as well as a place to keep chopsticks.
And now the most important bit: what’s inside.
From left to right I have rice with furikake, baked chicken nuggets, sprouts with Bulldog sauce, two-colour namasu (diakon and carrot) and apple for dessert.
The recipe for the baked chicken nuggets and namasu can be found at Just Bento.
It was a very nice lunch and actually quite filling. I have no idea what sort of calorie count it was, but it should have been quite low and I’m looking forward to making more and getting creative.