Recipes: Easy Japanese Bento Box

japanese bento box recipe

I would never in a million years think about creating an entire Japanese lunch in a Bento Box. It screams complicated, does it not? However, break all of the components down into simple steps and it’s not at all difficult. Admittedly, I had a properly brilliant chef doing most of the work, but still… I’ll definitely be attempting this at home.

This is another episode from the Feel Good Food videos that I filmed for Body Talk TV. I think this is my favourite, actually, which is weird considering that I’m not really that “into” Japanese food! I don’t mind it, but it wouldn’t be at the top of my list by any means. This little selection of dishes was absolutely delicious though, and if you don’t particularly like sushi then some of these would make a great alternative.

OK, here goes – usual rubbishy WordPress/Youtube issues apply – if you can’t see the video pane then please click here!

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  1. This is amazing – thank you. I love Japanese food. Glad you didn’t just concentrate on sushi/sashimi. Didn’t like it when I ate meat/fish and now I’m veggie so can’t eat it anyway. So pleased there are lots of crunchy, tasty veggie options. I’m pathetically excited.

    Muji have a really good selection of Bento boxes by the way. Food in compartments, what more could you want?!

  2. I can’t wait for the weekend to try this. To tell you the truth, I was tempted to skip this video b/c I’m not a sushi fan, but thought, “aw, give it a chance,” (I never skip Ruth!) and am so glad I did give it a go!
    This video was not what I expected. There were so many tips alone in the video about cooking in general (the pickled vegs, for example) that I know I’ll be watching it over and over again to catch them all, this from a rather seasoned (read “old”) cook. Thrilled that you did this as I can see making this over and over again. And the chef was absolutely amazing. Can we borrow him, pretty please?

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