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Cheap, Quick, and Yummy: Japanese Bento Chain Hotto Motto

Feeling tired from a long day at the office? Don’t wanna cook? Need to get some quick but healthy food? Why not give Hotto Motto a go! Arguably the most popular take out bento (boxed lunch) chain in Japan, Hotto Motto is found all over the country, from rural enclaves to bustling city centres. The…

Feast Your Eyes on the ’Artistic Lunch Box’

I’m pretty sure that most of us have experienced packing food for lunch may it be in school, in work, or during a picnic. In my country (and in most countries, I guess), preparing boxed lunch is quite simple. You prepare the lunch box, put cooked rice in it or some bread, and top it…
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Japanese Artsy Lunch Boxes

“Bento” is now a common word. Tt’s been developing year by year, and finally it reached the new level: Kyaraben. Kyaraben is an abbreviation for character bento, which is a character-shaped/designed bento. Japanese kindergarteners do love opening their lunch boxes and seeing beautiful kyarabens. Japanese moms are very dextrous. They work on it every single…