Yum-yum Bento Box

Yum-yum Bento Box

Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

Book - 2010
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This book makes creating colorful, cute, and tasty Japanese-style lunches easy and fun!

Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes--from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats to make the yummy, healthy lunches that are all the rage in Japan. Featuring chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks, and so much more, Yum-Yum Bento Box is the perfect guide for beginner bento makers and expert chefs alike. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches--and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!
#65533; An introduction to Japanese Lunches
#65533; Packing a Bento Box
#65533; Bento Boxes, Tools, And Accessories
#65533; Ingredients
#65533; Cuties & Critters
#65533; Fairy-Tale Friends
#65533; Special-Day Treats
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781594744471
Branch Call Number: 641.53 WATANABE
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ogawa, Maki


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CatherineG_1 Jun 05, 2016

Bento or obento lunch boxes are very common in Japan and Hawaii. The food is prepared carefully and artisticly as an expression of a parent's love. The authors have done a beautiful job of presenting countless examples but also explaining how a balanced meal is achieved. Their hope is that smaller but healthier portions will also help with the obesity problem. Definitely worth a look! Creativity abounds!

Feb 06, 2013

It’s rare to find a book that is so much better than the cover, especially a food book. Seriously every single bento was unique and artfully done to the point of cuteness perfection, there is a good quality in focus well lit picture of every single bento recipe and detailed directions and supply lists, the bento creations are so interesting even my 6 year old son has been obsessed with studying them to try and figure out how the foods are made. You will not be disappointed if you buy this book!

Aug 09, 2012

This is a very fun book that spurs creativity. For me, the recipes were a little too involved to be carried off on a daily basis. But very fun to read.

Jun 24, 2012

very cute recipes, some are easy and some are a nice challenge to those who are more skilled. The pictures are still lots of fun to look at!

SkyTower Oct 26, 2011

Deliciously Creative!

Jul 12, 2011

fancy lunchbox, suitable for children's lunch.

Feb 07, 2011

I love this book because (1) there are few English bento books available, (2) the pictures are wonderful and featuring adorable ideas, and (3) the recipes are simple and descriptive.

I find the idea of a bento sketchbook intriguing but not entirely practical for most parents, even if we do stay at home with our children.

I wish the authors timed their bento-making. For me the dividing line between a good bento and a bad bento is not just the cute or nutrition factors... but can I do it in under 30 minutes. If not, it questionably becomes more of a pain than it's worth. Because it will surely be eaten in less time!

Also I liked that they suggested many ways to naturally dye... most American suggestions for dying rice or eggs involve storebought dye tubes/pots which are really not suggested for ingestion by children.

This book gave me some great ideas.


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