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Paperback Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go Book

ISBN: 4889960732

ISBN13: 9784889960730

Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go

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This book offers an elegant way to enjoy delicious, healthy food on the run. Includes more than 40 main dish recipes and step-by-step illustrations.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Simple, elegant recipes and great pictures

This book, with its full color photographs and straightforward recipes, has helped me to cook authentic-tasting Japanese food for the first time. The ingredients for many recipes are easily found in my local grocery stores, although some of the recipes do require shopping at a specialty grocery. This cookbook would be excellent for a beginning cook since the cooking procedure for each recipe is clearly laid out and as mentioned before, the photographs help those new to cooking envision the finished dish. Further, the recipes focus on single-size portions but can easily be increased to feed a family. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Japanese food and would like to add some new elegant dishes to their repetoire.

One of the best Japanese cookbooks out there!

If you are interested in Japanese cooking, but have been intimidated by cookbooks that seem to fussy or complicated, then this book would be a great place to start. The recipes are easy to understand using very simple ingredients but the results are authentic delicious Japanese taste! One of the things I liked the best is that each and every recipe is accompanied by a photograph of the final dish (a lot of cookbooks just give recipes without pictures and if you are not familiar with the dish, then you may not even want to try to make it).In addition, the recipes in this book are not just for bento boxes (lunch boxes). Made in larger quantities they can easily be adapted to making full Japanese meals - just add rice and miso soup!

Tasty ideas and colourful pictures to boot!

This book reached far beyond my expectations. All the recipes are very simple and require only about 3 main ingredients. It is very versatile for cooks in all regions of the world (a part of the introduction actually says "If you cannot find the ingredients, use what you have as long as they're the same general colour and texture") - it really emphasizes what Japanese cooking is all about - style and presentation of incredibly tasty foods.About the only drawback to the book is that it's so brief! After paging through it, I wanted more! Every recipe has a full colour photograph accompanying it, and some even have smaller photos of the steps to making the food. My boyfriend can't cook at all, and even he was able to make things from this book. This is a must-buy for anyone looking to make their lunches a little more interesting or to inject a little Japanese flair into their cooking. :)

Adorable book

This is a great little book. I haven't carried my lunch since elementary school (over 20 years ago), but this book has inspired me to again.The photos and presentations are attractive. The recipes are easy. I went through the book and checked all the items I want to make, and now I'm cooking my way through the book.A good book for anyone that likes rice and is looking for a break from fast food. Also, for anyone that needs a cookbook for one, wants to eat healthy, or likes to put together an attractive meal. Recipes can easily be doubled if you're packing lunches for more than one.

beautiful recipes, fun to make

I had heard about the amazing boxed lunches that Japanese mothers prepre for their kids, so I picked up this book to see what it was about.I really like it! Even though I'd never make lunches like this for my kids to take to school (would have to wake up at 5 am), it's fun to make them for picnics and hikes. They look impressive, too--they're a lot easier to make than they seem.Some of the ingredients might be hard to find in some places. I live in northern California and had no trouble finding any of the ingredients in Japanese markets. But if you live far away from an Asian community, you might have to substitute different ingredients sometimes--like turnips or carrots instead of gobo. Luckily, since all the recipes are in full color, it's pretty easy to pick something close.
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