Japanese lunch boxes are also known as Bento Boxes, and are the traditional Japanese way of carrying food to work or school. They’ve now been modernised – some are microwavable, and others have thermos insulation, which keeps food warm.
Here are the best Japanese lunch boxes on the market today:
Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless Steel Lunch Jar
This bento box is made from vacuum insulated stainless steel, which keeps the food warm. In addition, the four food bowls included are all microwavable – so you can heat them at any time if the food gets cold.
Here’s what you get in this set:
* stainless steel vacuum outer container with locking lid
* 15.2 ounce main bowl with lid
* 10.1 ounce large bowl with lid
* 6.8 ounce small bowl with lid
* 9.5 ounce soup bowl with gasket valve and lid
* forked spoon with cover and holder
* zippered carrying bag with strap
As you can see – everything you need for carrying a nice tasty lunch!
The soup bowl sits right at the bottom of the jar, and the 6.8 ounce small bowl sits inside of the lid of the food jar. The bag has pockets where you can store napkins and sauce packets.
It comes in four colors – silver, red, yellow and gun metal – see below:
Japanese Compartmented Bento Box
This is a traditional style bento box, made wityh removable compartments, all of which are made from bpa-free plastic and are safe in the microwave (remove lid before microwaving).
This stores 870 ml of food, and can be washed in the dishwasher. This bento box is made in Japan, and come with chopsticks which are stored in the lid.
Two Tier Bento Box
Both tiers of this Bento box are microwavable (remove lids first) and one of the tiers has a divider, which means you can put three different food into it.
It comes with a belt (to hold the stacked boxes together), chopsticks, and a draw-string bag to carry it in. It is all safe in the dishwasher and is made in Japan. The total capacity is 630ml which makes it a bit smaller than the bento box above.
It comes in four colors/styles – see below.