How-to Make Bento Boxes

Bento Box Options: From basic bamboo to lovely lacquered, Bento boxes come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes that appeal to kids as well as adults. Some places even sell disposable boxes.

Bento Accessories: Enhance box lunches with fun additions, such as plastic picks (instead of utensils), containers for soy sauce and such, silicone dividers (which keep wet foods away from dry foods) and molds for shaping rice balls.

Transporting Bento Boxes: For an attractive way to carry filled bento boxes to yur picnic, wrap them in colorful cloths called furoshiki. Stick a pair of chopsticks into the knot at the top to complete your picnic package. You can easily find bento boxes and accessories online.