Yum-Yum Bento Box

Yum-Yum Bento Box : Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

By (author) Maki Ogawa , By (author) Crystal Watanabe


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Japanese boxed lunches are called bento (or obento). These cute, yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers think of them as an expression of love for their children. Bento boxes can be made from scratch, but they are also a great way to enjoy leftovers. Easy, nutritious, super-cute meals are just minutes away! "Yum-Yum Bento Box" is a collection of simple recipes for adorable bento box lunches suitable for children and adults. They are almost too cute to eat!

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  • Paperback | 143 pages
  • 187.96 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 476.27g
  • 01 Jul 2010
  • Quirk Books
  • Philadelphia
  • English
  • 4-Colour
  • 1594744475
  • 9781594744471
  • 11,540

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Author Information

Crystal Watanabe a.k.a. Pikko Pots makes bento boxes for her two preschool-aged children. She is a contributor to 500 Bento Lunches: 500 Unique Recipes for Brilliant Bento (Korero Books 2008). Launched in 2007, her Web site Adventures in Bento Making (aibento.net) is a popular forum for bento makers worldwide; it has been featured on Boing Boing. She lives on Oahu, Hawaii, the island where Lost is filmed. Maki Ogawa is a Japanese mom famous for the cute bentos that she makes for herself, her two young boys, and her husband. Her lunches have been featured in numerous Asian magazines. She posts pictures of her bentos daily on Flickr, under the name Lucky Sundae.

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"Move over, brown bags. Bento box lunches are prettier, eco-friendly and just plain fun."--"Working Mother" "Jazz up your child's lunch box with cute little bento that are easier to make than you think."--"Mother Nature Network" ""Yum-Yum Bento Box "is too cute for words."--"Modesto Bee"

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Customer reviews

Great lunchbox ideas

I stumbled across this book when searching for lunchbox ideas for my daughter. I was so glad I decided to get it, it has given me so much inspiration in decorating my daughters lunch and dinner and she is now excited to eat her lunch. I would definately recommend.show more
by Jen

gorgeous book

gorgeous book filled with lots of yummy ideas & tips for childrens' lunch boxes, to be honest, I doubt I'll be getting up each morning to make these works of arts for my kids but I'd certainly use them for partiesshow more
by Karen Crawford

Great ideas!

Althought this book had lots of great & very cute ideas of how to make cute bento's, it's doesn't have many recipes - so It was a disappointment for me - recipe wise. I think it's a great book to have, since it really does give a lot of great ideas and ways to make very cute lunchs.show more
by sarit egev

great ideas

brilliant ideas and some are easy to do, they look great and i enjoy eating them after. sometimes its hard to get hold of the japanese items but just replace them with something eles. brilliantshow more
by Claire Morgan