Features of Japanese national cuisine: Bento

Bento is a separate type of Japanese table setting. These are traditional Japanese dishes placed in a special box and divided into sections inside it.

Actually, Bento is a meal for one person. This lunch is very popular among Japanese students, school children and employees. In addition to the usual rice and soy sauce, there may be carrots, pickled plums, bamboo shoots, Chinese cabbage, funchosa, fish and meat. And Bento, prepared at home, often includes sandwiches and omelets.

For foreigners who come from Europe or the United States, the Japanese recruit so-called station Bento, that is, Bento intended for sale at train stations and stations. As a rule, station Bento consists of sushi, stewed fish and hot sauce.