It is something similar to what we pack in our lunch boxes when we were children; remember those sections in the box where we categorize or place the different food?
The Japanese bento is just exactly like that; only a little more elegant in their presentation (or at least it is for the adults - I think some do use cute cartoon bento boxes too!)
The bento box which was set on the table caught my eye; as it really did look exquisite and alluring, making it hard to resist having lunch :)
I admired the box so much that if I could, I would bring it home with me!
When I opened up to see what had been prepared for our lunch, I was impressed with the contents as much as the exterior of the box.
I didn't have the heart to dig into my food as I admired the way they were so beautifully placed.
There are about three to four types of dishes to accompany the fragrant and deliciously unique sticky Japanese white rice.
Huge and juicy, the prawns were fresh and lend a sweet taste to the meal.
Chicken breast, seaweed and tamago (egg)
Creamy salmon and pickles
The rice also tasted different, and it just reminds me again and again why bento is so alluring.
I will never forget this bento, nor will I look at bento the same way again!
To be continued...