Bentō (弁当) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish.
However, in my own words, I would say it is simply a cute, packed lunch, usually in an even cuter container.
Like this one above, for example.
I really enjoy looking at these, and definitely want to try making a few of my own. Hopefully I will be able to find some bento-looking boxes around here, and some sites that offer tips.
Has anyone ever tried making these?