Ultimate Bento

Ultimate Bento

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With these fun, easy and delicious recipes, anyone can venture into the world of bento boxes―no special tools or containers necessary!

Hosts of popular NHK World cooking show Bento Expo, Marc Matsumoto and Maki Ogawa share their bento-making expertise on the pages of this stunningly photographed cookbook. As a Japanese-American, Marc is ideally placed to help Western readers add Japanese touches to their lunches with easy-to-find ingredients. As a Japanese mom of teenage boys, Maki is an expert at creating simple yet delicious bento box combinations that can be put together easily every morning. Together they have created an accessible, authentic bento cookbook that everyone will enjoy.

Ultimate Bento is packed with practical techniques, step-by-step instructions, and useful tips for 85 recipes that can be mixed-and-matched for 25 nutritionally balanced bento box lunches. Each bento in this book costs under $3 per serving, so you and your family can save money while also eating healthier.

Recipes include:
  • Summer Rolls
  • Japanese-style Coleslaw
  • Wasabi Chicken
  • Snap Pea Stir-Fry
  • Yakitori Chicken Skewers
  • Mini Stuffed Peppers
  • Ginger Pork