Bento Equipment

Are some of these bentos worth the price? Some seem so expensive!

Hello there everyone.
As I am kind of shopping around (more like drooling & wanting more bento stuff) before I start college, I've been looking at multiple different sites for mainly bento box sets (primarily Jlist & Ebay, but I personally look more on Ebay). continue reading...

Finding the goods

I know we can use any box for bento, and that's what I've been doing the few I have done, but with school starting I know my sont will toss it in a backpack and everything will shift so I'm looking for stackables. All I am finding is either in the 20 dollar range and/or necessitates me paying even more for imported shipping. I like the idea of the narrow ones, but I'm searching hopelessly for stores that even sell bento supplies around here. continue reading...

Silicone cups for chawanmushi

I have recently discovered that I have to stop any sort of frying or deep frying in my house until I can find a way to get rid of the nasty smoke that ensues. Hence I am turning to other cooking methods, and one of them is steaming.

I have already attempted and succeeded in making mushipan using silicone cups as Bronwyn described in this thread. It's a great hit with my daughter! continue reading...

Metallic Bento Colours box

My friend Yoshio keeps buying me bento stuff, so I keep making him salami, so he keeps buying bento stuff, so I keep making salami - and so it goes on. The latest to arrive was this Silver Bento colours box, and I just had to show you all how much it looks like an external hard drive sitting by my computer! All it needs is a Western Digital logo and a wee flashing blue light.

My friend Craig came into the office just as I was typing that and said "Oh that's interesting, but it's not plugged in!" And was very surprised to find it was a lunch box. continue reading...

Hakoya Boxes

The last thing I need are more bento boxes, but it is fun to see what's new!

http://www.hakoya.co.jp/

Problems with sausage cutter for shapes

I recently purchased a sausage cutter from an online store. It is a simple plastic case with a built in cutter to create a crab shape from sausages. I tried it with fat free beef hotdogs and it didn't work well. The shape looked like a slaughtered crab. Am I doing something wrong?

New Lock & Lock bento sets on Ebay

It looks like Lock & Lock has released new bento sets in four colors.

punch friendly nori brands

Hi everyone! This post is more for the bento markers with niko niko punches...

I'm having a terrible time with my punches and I'm finding the nori paper won't punch
cleanly or it breaks as the piece come out :(
I've found folding the nori 3-4 times helps bit however, it's still a case of hit and miss...

So maybe its the nori paper... Which brings me to the next q...

Which nori brand do you believe works best with nori punches