Kawaii Bento Boxes: Cute and Convenient Japanese Meals on the Go

Kawaii Bento Boxes Cute and Convenient Japanese Meals on the Go A bento box meal single portions of different foods packed in one reusable container is a Japanese tradition that lends itself well to today s busy lifestyle Although bento boxes are available to take

  • Title: Kawaii Bento Boxes: Cute and Convenient Japanese Meals on the Go
  • Author: Mieko Baba
  • ISBN: 9784889962604
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • A bento box meal single portions of different foods packed in one reusable container is a Japanese tradition that lends itself well to today s busy lifestyle Although bento boxes are available to take out from restaurants and food stands, they are most frequently prepared at home, very often by parents wishing to provide their children with delicious, healthy, fun andA bento box meal single portions of different foods packed in one reusable container is a Japanese tradition that lends itself well to today s busy lifestyle Although bento boxes are available to take out from restaurants and food stands, they are most frequently prepared at home, very often by parents wishing to provide their children with delicious, healthy, fun and environmentally responsible lunch and snack time alternatives.Kawaii Bento Boxes offers dozens of recipes and menus For each box, the authors include detailed instructions for cooking, seasoning, decorating and assembling the components as well as an icon indicating how long it will take to prepare The meals are not just easy to make, they are tasty, nutritious and economical, with each portion carefully calculated so that there are no leftovers There are also suggestions for the right container for each meal Most of the ingredients used are familiar and available to American cooks Here are whimsical creations like soccer balls and animal faces made from shaped rice, tulips cut from dyed hardboiled eggs, hearts and stars carved out of vegetables, and much Perfect for parents looking to liven up their children s school lunches or park snacks, or for busy people who want to fix a quick and cheerful meal to take to work, Kawaii Bento Boxes highlights the Japanese passion for making food a treat for the eyes as well as for the mouthNTENTS ONIGIRI BENTO 16 variations including faces, soccer ball, animals, triangles, spheres RICE BENTO 11 variations including bear, rabbit, ship, seasoned rice, teriyaki chicken over rice, etc SUSHI BENTO 12 variations BREAD BENTO 12 variations including mini sandwiches, rolls, etc NOODLE BENTO 9 variations including spaghetti, yakisoba noodles, udon SUMMER AND WINTER BENTO 12 variations including summer dishes that won t spoil in the heat and winter dishes that are better when eaten warm TRADITIONAL POPULAR FAVORITE BENTO 11 variations including favorite dishes like hamburgers, fried shrimp, fried chicken TIPS ON HOW TO STUFF THE BENTO BOXWHAT TO STUFF IN THE BENTO BOX including calories, carbohydrates, protein, etc CUTTING AND DECORATINGMENUS BASED ON COLOREASY DESSERT RECIPES

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    1. These are cute. Really cute. But if you want to make them like the picture, it takes a while.The book also assumes you already know what all these ingredients are and for the most part how to make them. Or where to buy them. The recipes are pretty short, if they're listed at all, and as I said, most things are listed as "buy this frozen."Some things are easier to make than others, even for an American who doesn't know what half this stuff is (like the French Toast or "Veggie Pancakes"), and some [...]

    2. This is a really wonderful book for making cute bento boxes. The prep time is fast and the ingredients are simple. Granted you have to look for a Japanese supermarket for the more exotic ingredients, but everything is spelled out for you. The bento accessories are a must and they are inexpensive $2-$5 per tool. Lunch won't ever be the same again once you've tried out these simple but delicious (and nutritious) recipes. I borrowed this book from the library but I have since ordered my own copy. I [...]

    3. This is the kind of book you squee over and possibly suffer cuteness overload from. Not sure how much is usuable for my family. There are some Japanese foods I would like to try, but some prepared things I would not (like the happy face potato cakes that feature prominatly through the whole book). It is always nice to find fresh ideas to liven up our same old same old.

    4. I enjoy reading books about bento for inspiration on how to make food more fun, but I didn't find the pictures to be quite as appetizing as in other books. This book was also almost solely recipes, and did not include much background info on how to make a bento box special and fun. It also includes many ingredients that may not be found in your everyday supermarket.

    5. If I had all the time in the world to do this, I would! The photos aren't the highest quality, but they illustrate the concepts well. I think the biggest drawback is that if you do not live in an area with a large Asian market, you will not find these items. This book is a must for Japanese foodaphiles!I really like the dry curry recipe, and my family does, too!

    6. Lots of good ideas on what to pack for children's lunches, but somewhat too cutesy. Each recipe lists how long it will take to assemble, but I found they were much more time consuming than that. I did like the section at the back that had ideas for fillers and side dishes.

    7. Although the books is brightly decorated and the food looks cute, a lot of the recipes are more focused on looks of the bento instead of the deliciousness. I would recommend this book to those who want to be more focused on technique instead of more detailed instructions on good recipes.

    8. I've seen some better designs for bento boxes, but the food still looks and sounds amazing. Can't wait to try!

    9. Too friggin' cute. Put teeny little faces on teeny food portions step-by-step. I'd need to eat 10 pages to feel full.

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