Yum-Yum Bento Box

Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

About the Book

This book makes creating colorful, cute, and tasty Japanese-style lunches easy and fun!

Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes—from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats to make the yummy, healthy lunches that are all the rage in Japan. Featuring chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks, and so much more, Yum-Yum Bento Box is the perfect guide for beginner bento makers and expert chefs alike. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches—and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!
· An introduction to Japanese Lunches
· Packing a Bento Box
· Bento Boxes, Tools, And Accessories
· Ingredients
· Cuties & Critters
· Fairy-Tale Friends
· Special-Day Treats


“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

About the Author

Crystal Wantanabe

Crystal is a wife and mother of two currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The author of seven different blogs, Crystal's primary blog is still Adventures in Bentomaking, which showcases her daily lunches, ideas for cute bento, tips, recipes, and product reviews.

She currently works as an administrator for a childhood obesity study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Product Details

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781594744471
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 8
  • Page Count: 144
  • Release Date: July 1, 2010