Here’s a quick one. This assignment:
- Go through the list you made for Assignment 1, and determine which kind of lunch you’re most likely to pack. Is it compact and grain-based? Do you want something hot or soupy? Maybe you prefer packing salads and sandwiches?
- Choose the type of lunch container that is the best fit for you based on your preferences.
- Now the fun part: go look for the box that’s right for you. For Japanese style bento boxes in particular, the Where to shop page is a great place to start – it lists the wonderful bento box sellers that support this site and keep it alive and kicking. Readers in the U.S. can also try looking through the ever increasing selection of bento boxes on Amazon.
- If you can manage to get your bento/lunch box by next week, great! If not, try to have a backup/substitute box ready to go. We’ll be packing our very first bento for the next assignment.
I want something flexible, that will securely hold soups or soupy foods. I measured how much food I had for lunch and it was about 1000 ml. Now granted, I usually don’t have dessert with lunch, so that estimate may be on the high side. But the bento boxes I currently have hold about 2000 ml of food, which is way more than I need. I found that the Monbento double-layer product is exactly 1000 ml, looks nice, and comes highly recommended by a couple of my friends. So I just ordered this one from Amazon.com.