Bento no. 1: A basic bento in 20 minutes


Bento contents:

  • Brown rice (1 cup, 220 calories)
  • Atsuage tofu (deep fried tofu) with green onions and oyster sauce (250 calories)
  • Quail egg (30 calories)
  • Blanched carrots and green beans (40 calories)
  • Black sesame seeds (5 calories)

Total calories (approx): 545 calories (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 20 minutes

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Essential equipment and supplies for making bento lunches

Bento lunches need to be assembled in the morning to taste as good as they can at lunch time. I aim to make any bento lunch in 20 minutes or less. On occasion I may go to 30 minutes, but that’s as much time as I can realistically spend. I find all of the things listed here to be very useful. continue reading...

Welcome to Just Bento

For a long time, I've been mulling over the subject of bento. Since Just Hungry is dedicated in large part to Japanese cooking, there are quite a few entries there of interest to bento fans, but I really wanted to make a site that was only about bento making, from my point of view. So, about 2 years after I first registered the domain and long hours of procrastination - I present to you Just Bento.

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