Now,the Japanese words “Bento” or “Bento box” are known in other countries. It means a home-packed meal. I also make a bento for my husband every morning.
In this year, the sales of bento boxes are getting a boost because the business people are switching their lunch from buying to bringing. The economy is also getting worse in Japan, so people can’ t afford to spend even $5-10 US for their lunch.
In these days, bento boxes are improved in their design and functions.
This is my husband’s bento from today. The cylindrical container is for rice. It is a thermos bottle, and can keep rice warm.
He might not be full from such a small bento, but he rides on the train to his office. Therefore, it must be compact. He will have some doughnuts for a snack. It will help with his bulging waistline!