bento boxes

February 2, 2010

in Blog

A couple of people have asked me in their comments about the bento box that I use, so I asked my boyfriend to snap some pictures of my bento boxes.
If you’ve seen my bento, you may have noticed that I use the same bento box all the time. It’s actually a takeout container from our favorite restaurant. When I made the first bento, I was at my boyfriend’s house, but we weren’t living together and I didn’t have my bento boxes at his house. We used to order takeout a little more often than we do now, and we had so many same containers. He’s been using the same type of container for his lunch even before we started going out.

Bento boxes

My boyfriend's bento box on the left, My Totoro bento box (for a special occasion) on the right. *CD is for a size comparison.

The bottom part is about 7″ x 4 1/2″ (7 1/2″ x 5″ at the top) and 1 1/4″ deep. The lid is about 1/4″ high. It’s pretty big for a bento box. But he’s a grown boy with super Asian metabolism, so he can eat a LOT. I really like this bento box. It’s simple and the picture of bento looks organized in the photo album too.

Bento boxes

I feel like some people will be disappointed that I don't use some high-tech Japanese lunch box. :P

His sister gave him a super cute Totoro bento box for his birthday before. Cute Japanese bento boxes are usually small. It’s great for children or someone who want to control the portions of what they eat. But it was a little too small for my boyfriend so he let me use it. This one is actually pretty deep, so you can pack more if I want. I don’t use it everyday though. It’s too cute, and I’m worried that food might stain it or something… >_<

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Dave -nibbleanibbleNo Gravatar February 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Totoro. So that’s his name. Those Japanese comes up with some pretty amazing stuff.


BunnyBlueNo Gravatar February 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Thank you so much for sharing! The Totoro box is super cute , but I for one am not disappointed to hear about your creative recycling.


AcerbitasNo Gravatar August 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I searched on the internet for probably several hours to try and figure out where you got your super awesome white bento box… And then discovered this blog. I’m kinda disappointed that I won’t be able to get one myself, or find one similar that I could buy. =P But I love your blogs!!


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