Bento: Today's Lunch Box Is Beautiful and Delicious
LAS VEGAS (MainStreet) -- Can't figure out what to eat? Want to experiment? The bento box is the perfect meal for you.
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What served as a type of lunch box as far back as Japan's Kamakura period is now considered a delicacy, albeit one sold at a reasonable price in restaurants spanning the country. These high-end lunch boxes, which include a variety of culinary delights, are not the Charlie's Angels or Six Million Dollar Man boxes you carried in school. Chefs are going over the top in terms of design in cuisine and vessel.
TravelsinTaste brings some of the most interesting ones to you here:
Juvia in Miami, where French, Peruvian and Japanese cooking styles coverge, offers a special lunch menu section dedicated just to bento boxes, including a Korean Box with short ribs, jasmine rice and tomato-avocado salad; the Tuna Box, in which seared tuna replaces the short ribs; the Chicken Box, with vadouvan chicken, mushroom onions and jasmine rice; the Pork Box, with braised pork belly, Asian risotto and papaya cucumber salad; and the Duck Box, with duck confit, jasmine rice and savoy cabbage. All are finished off with a seasonal cupcake -- blueberry, at the moment.