I don’t actually do bento lunches for my son very often, but I love to look at all of the cute little bento lunch ideas and supplies you can find online.
This Geisha bento set is so adorable it makes me wish I had a little girl to pack lunches for. (I was going to buy it for myself, but noticed that several of the reviewers mentioned it’s not quite big enough for adult-sized portions.)
The geisha doll bento box from Kotobuki has two tiers to keep food in separate compartments, plus a bowl to use for mixing soups or broths. The top tier has a press on lid to prevent leaks. An elastic band is included to secure the set together. The box can be microwaved without the cover. It is hand wash only, however.
In addition to the geisha doll bento set, Kotobuki makes a lot of fun bento items like vegetable cutters and egg molds that you can use to make your meals more visually appealing. Some of them seem really time consuming to prepare, but I suppose it all depends on how efficient you are in the kitchen.
For those of you who make bento lunches, what types of items do you pack? My son likes grapes, cheese cubes, hard boiled eggs, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and tiny crackers.
He won’t eat rice, which makes a lot of the more authentic Japanese bento meals out of the question. I would probably be willing to make more bento meals if I had a good idea for what to pack.
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