A bento is a special kind of Japanese packed lunch that’s not only delicious but also colorful and healthy. It typically consists of rice, a main dish, and two side dishes. In this Healthy Japanese Bento Lunch Box Making Class, the experienced cooking instructor will teach you how to make your own delicious and nutritious Japanese bento. Along the way, you’ll master the basics of Japanese home cooking and learn to make dishes like tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled egg omelet), onigiri rice balls, and your choice of main dish, like crispy tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) or teriyaki chicken. Lastly, you’ll decorate your lunch box using different food props and techniques to make it look as delicious as it tastes!
There are several important points to consider when making a Japanese bento lunch box. For one thing, the container must have a partition for the carbohydrate portion (traditionally rice, but pasta or bread can also be used) so it does not get saturated with other flavors. The main dish is usually a protein, like crispy chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken), fish, or hamburger, while the side dish can consist of sautéed veggies or salad. Lastly, there should be an overall balance of protein (meat), carbohydrates (rice), and fiber (vegetables) that gives Japanese bento its variety of color, flavor, and nutrition. The cooking instructor will cover all this and more in the Healthy Japanese Bento Lunch Box Making Class!
Learn how to make a Japanese bento lunch box in this hands-on cooking class
Learn about the basics of Japanese home cooking and Japanese cooking ingredients
Get creative with plating and bento arrangement
Enjoy a meal with the cooking instructor and the rest of the class
Expertise of a Japanese cooking instructor
Recipes and instructions in English
All cooking ingredients and tools will be provided, including apron and recipe printout
Bento box will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own
Transportation to and from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s a 5-minute walk from Fudomae Station (via the Metro Mita Line or Nanboku Line) and a 10-minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line). The exact location and address of the residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
Please be reminded to come to the class on time
As the house is not childproof, toddlers under the age of 4 are not allowed
This is a smoke-free residence. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated