Bento ideas

It is the start of the new school year here in Japan and that means bento lunches. I quite like making homemade lunches as most store lunches are lacking in vegetables. Here are two lunches from this and last week.

Bento lunch 1

  • Soramame gohan – boiled fava beans (soramame 空豆) mixed with rice and topped with black sesame seeds
  • Pan fried pork seasoned with herbs de provence, salt and pepper
  • Peas and corn (both frozen) and edamame
  • Mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes

Bento lunch 2


  • Soramame gohan
  • Shaved beef in mushroom gravy
  • edamame, mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes
  • black olives and steamed broccoli

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