Marie Kondo's Guide to Bento Box Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Marie Kondo is famous for her helpful organization hacks, and her know-how goes way beyond decluttering your home. For back-to-school season last year, she shared how to expertly pack a school (or work...

5/23 Bento for Justice, San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago


Izakaya Rintaro Bento To-Go | SOMA - San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Izakaya Rintaro, a Chowhound favorite, kept hope alive this pandemic year with streetside dining and an extensive menu of artfully packaged bento boxes to-go. It also raised funds for charitable ef...

Toronto Bento - Has anyone tried it yet?

by Googs 7 months ago

New kaseiki takeout, Toronto Bento, looks pretty spectacular. If even half of Jon Klip's story is true, and I'm not suggesting any of it isn't, then there's a lot of skill and deep care for ingred...

Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine To-Go | San Mateo

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

In September I finally had a chance to drop by Minako Organic-ish Japanese Cuisine in San Mateo, where it had reopened a couple years ago after a long run in San Francisco. My last taste of Minako'...

Philly Cheesesteak @ Koala's Fine Food in Guerneville

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by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Yesterday's news filled me with gratitude for the voters in the City of Brotherly Love . . . and a craving for a Philly cheesesteak. Not easy to find a good one in California, let alone wine countr...

Hina Yakitori Bento To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Hina Yakitori opened in September with a 16-course $110 tasting menu utilizing the entirety of a pasture-raised, parted half-chicken grilled over binchotan along with other dishes. Chef-owner Tommy...

Yukari's Bento Box | Lodi

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

My lunch spot last weekend in Lodi was the new-ish Yukari's Bento Box. Mostly set up for take-out, it does have a handful of tables in a side seating area for eating-in. I was interested in this pl...

4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Invest in alternative storage. I'm not kidding when I say that I used to really love plastic storage bags, from snack-size to gallon-size zip-top bags — so this was, perhaps, the biggest ch...

Nichi Bei Bento Box Mochiko Chicken Fundraiser, March 10

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Sunday, March 10, 2019 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Konko Church of San Francisco 1755 Laguna St., S.F. Japantown $13 advance/ $15 day of (limited) (advanced sales MUST BE ordered by Thursday, March 7,...

Do you art direct your food?

by tokyotower 3 years ago

Do you find yourself and enjoy art directing your food (like bento for example?) It doesn't have to be complicated and mind-blowing. Simple or super designed, tell me about it and post your photos!

Katana-Ya in El Cerrito overcharging

by ltsering 4 years ago

They've tried to do it to me TWICE (the pic shows where I asked them to correct it last night). They've done it to my neighbors as well. Has it happened to you?

Komo Asian Cuisine - Bellmore

by Gastronomos 4 years ago

It's probably going to get really busy very soon, but they're worth it... Komo Asian Cuisine in Bellmore http://www.komoasiancuisinebellmore.com/

Minako Bento & Sushi @ Duc Loi in San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Long time Chowhound favorite, Minako Organic closed in the Mission in April after losing its venue. http://www.chowhound.com/post/septembernovember-minako-organic-japanese-restaurant-san-988172 ...

Yayoi: Japanese Teishoku Restaurant in Palo Alto

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by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Yayoi, a Teishoku restaurant and first U. S. branch of a Japanese chain, opened in Palo Alto a month ago. Teishoku are set meals, such as the combination of dishes in a bento box. Normally, I avoid...

bento in san francisco

by calumin 6 years ago

Does anyone know where to get a very good bento box lunch in San Francisco? I don't mean refrigerated to-go lunches like at Nijiya Market. I mean a well-prepared bento lunch that one could eat i...

Sushi party trays and bento boxes

by canmark 6 years ago

We are hosting an party in our home and I am looking for recommendations on where to order sushi party trays. This will be for about 20 to 30 people and sushi will not be the main meal, but more li...

ISO bento-style lunch containers for kids

by lilaki 6 years ago

hi CHers, my little guy is off to full-day JK in september and i'm starting to look around for bento-style lunch containers. it seems there are quite a bit of options available online but i'd r...

Japanese Bento Boxes

by shutterbugRI 6 years ago

Had a delightful lunch at the Japanese restaurant, Haruki, in Cranston, Rhode Island. We tried two different Bento boxes. One with chicken/vegetable tempura, pork dumpling, sticky rice and ri...

Bento supplies in Columbus/Cleveland or Ohio in general?

by punkysquirrel 6 years ago

I'm trying to find a place that carries bento box supplies (boxes particularly). I know there used to be a place in Upper Arlington but it's been closed for several years. Some other places online ...

Artisan Bento (Banker's Hill)

by ipsedixit 6 years ago

If you're looking for something to eat while visiting Balboa Park, or to fuel up before/after a visit to the Park, then Artisan Bento is a nice solid choice. Located right outside the entrance o...