Don't be afraid of bento-making, like I was.  5 minutes each morning is all you need!

Kohaku Namasu - A refreshing, lightly pickled salad of daikon and carrot which keeps for days in the fridge.  Make a batch and use a small portion in your bento each day.


  1. I was looking up for websites to help begin to learn about Japanese Bento and more. It seems I have found one! This website is amazing~

    1. Thanks Brianna☆ I'm glad you're finding it useful!

  2. Thanks so much for these recipes! As a British guy living in Kyoto, I'm determined to learn to prepare my own bentos to take with me to university rather than rely on the combini ones. It can be so difficult to know where to start, but your approach makes it really fun!

  3. Hi! I absolutely love your site! Once I'm out of school I'll be trying out a lot of these recipes!
    My friend has been wanting me to make her a bento lunch for a while and I've never made one before... Do you have any ideas for a simple and easy one that may be good for me to try? There are several things on here that I would love to try, but I'd like to start small -- I don't think I'm the best cook haha, although my friend tells me otherwise.
    If you have any ideas, they would be appreciated very much!

  4. I just found your blog and I love it. I lived in Japan for 5 years and now that I'm back in the U.S. I miss eating good Japanese food. Thanks to you, I can now try to attempt making these yummy foods that bring back great memories and share them with my family.

  5. Hello, if you can do a recipe on how to make perfect japanese rice id like it.