Mar 24, 2018

Bentou Collection

One special friend of mine told me that bento is not spelled as b-e-n-t-o rather than b-e-n-t-o-u... I told him, I will never forget about it.. Haha (>,<).. So this post is for you..

According to google, bentou is a home packed meal common in Japanese cuisine wherein traditional bentou holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables, in a box.

In my home country, bentou is also common and we call it 'baon' or in English 'packed lunch'. So having a lunch box is common not only for children but even for working adults...

Here in Japan, eating out is quite expensive for some international students.. And as for me, it is very expensive.. When I was a high school student, my daily allowance is about 40yen. That daily allowance already includes 2 snacks and 1 lunch meal.. Way back in college, I need to budget a 10,000yen for food, apartment fee and other necessary materials I need for school.. When I was taking my Master's degree, I have my job so I do have my salary but even though I am earning that much, I don't like dining out except if I have to because of busyness..

I started cooking when I was 7 years old.. It was my grandmother who taught me how to cook.. And ever since then, I love cooking. I love how I can adjust the taste according to what I like.. Now that I am here in Japan, much more that I love cooking.. There are a lot of choices of ingredients you can play around.. So here are some of my bentous I made for the past months. And on my next posts I will include some information on how to make these..

Bentou Collection photo


These bentous are about 200yen or less in which helps me save a lot of money for the past months..(^,^)



Just an ordinary international student in Japan


  • genkidesu

    on Mar 24

    These look great! And money saving is always helpful.

  • studentlife

    on Mar 24

    @genkidesu thank you..:)