Bento
Japanese Lunch
Washoku
- Japanese Cuisine
●  Seasonal
●  Balanced
●  Small Portions
●  Beautiful
Photo Credit: www.wahokufood.blogspot.co...
Japanese Spinning Top
Obento
“Lunch in a box”

Photo Credit: www.justbento.com
Obento Meal
Picnic Bento

Photo Credit: www.soyandpepper.com
Ekiben/ Eki Bento
Train station Bento
Character Bento

Photo Credit;
www.foodforlife.co.uk
Everyday Bento

Photo Credits: www.justbento.com
Bento Components
(Design Specifications)
●  Portable - food safety & visual
●  Aesthetically appealing
●  Balanced Nutriti...
Bento Size
Age
(Men)

Avg. height
(in cm)

Calories per meal
(kcal)

Bento Box Size
(in ml)

6-8

117-128

500-550

500

9...
Teaching Bento Unit
●  Investigation (Inquiring & Analyzing)
○  Access Prior Knowledge
○  Watch bento video from BBC & Jap...
QR Codes
Teaching Bento Unit
●  Design (Developing Ideas)
○ 

Set design specifications (given or created by
students)

○ 

Potenti...
Teaching Bento Unit
●  Plan and Create (Creating a Solution)
○ 

Create step-by-step

○ 

To be created in one class perio...
Teaching Bento Unit
●  Evaluate (Evaluating)
○ 

Feedback from consumer

○ 

Objective feedback from others

○ 

Reflect o...
Resources
Just Bento
Adventures in Bentomaking
Happy Little Bento
Japanese Cooking 101 YouTube Channel
Other resources in ...
Bento Challenge
Now it’s your turn -

Your challenge:
Create a balanced, attractive
bento lunch using the pantry items pro...
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Obento presentation: Food + Design

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This was presented at the 2013 International Food Tech Teachers Conference hosted by NIST in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is a presentation explaining Bento - Japanese lunches and how a unit was design for Food Technology/ MYP Design Technology course.

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Obento presentation: Food + Design

  1. 1. Bento Japanese Lunch
  2. 2. Washoku - Japanese Cuisine ●  Seasonal ●  Balanced ●  Small Portions ●  Beautiful Photo Credit: www.wahokufood.blogspot.com
  3. 3. Japanese Spinning Top
  4. 4. Obento “Lunch in a box” Photo Credit: www.justbento.com
  5. 5. Obento Meal
  6. 6. Picnic Bento Photo Credit: www.soyandpepper.com
  7. 7. Ekiben/ Eki Bento Train station Bento
  8. 8. Character Bento Photo Credit; www.foodforlife.co.uk
  9. 9. Everyday Bento Photo Credits: www.justbento.com
  10. 10. Bento Components (Design Specifications) ●  Portable - food safety & visual ●  Aesthetically appealing ●  Balanced Nutrition ○  4 parts rice: 2 parts protein: 1 part other ingredients ●  Japanese techniques or seasonal components ●  Consider the consumer’s likes/dietary restrictions
  11. 11. Bento Size Age (Men) Avg. height (in cm) Calories per meal (kcal) Bento Box Size (in ml) 6-8 117-128 500-550 500 9-11 133-145 600-650 600 12-14 160 885 900 15-17 170 920 900 18-20’ s 171 885 900 30’s 40’s 170 170 885 885 116-128 500-550 500 9-11 134-147 600-650 600 12-14 155 770 700 15-17 157 735 700 18-20’ s 158 685 600 30’s 157 670 600 40’s 157 670 600 152 650 600 152 650 600 70’s 400 400 60’s 450 450 50’s 85-110 85-110 6-8 3-5 3-5 147 520 500 900 900 50’s 165 800 800 60’s 165 800 800 70’s 160 620 600 80’s 160 620 600 * Source: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yellowstudio/c/0000000352/ 80’s 147 520 500 * Source: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yellowstudio/c/0000000352/
  12. 12. Teaching Bento Unit ●  Investigation (Inquiring & Analyzing) ○  Access Prior Knowledge ○  Watch bento video from BBC & Japanese commercial ○  Investigate Obento through cookbooks, internet, interviews ○  Investigate and Test Kitchen different common Bento Techniques ■  Demonstrations ■  Food Lab Bento Technique Stations - QR codes
  13. 13. QR Codes
  14. 14. Teaching Bento Unit ●  Design (Developing Ideas) ○  Set design specifications (given or created by students) ○  Potential ideas ○  Design Justification ○  Sketching ■  Recipes (if needed) ■  Techniques
  15. 15. Teaching Bento Unit ●  Plan and Create (Creating a Solution) ○  Create step-by-step ○  To be created in one class period ○  Create Bento ○  Final Product Photo
  16. 16. Teaching Bento Unit ●  Evaluate (Evaluating) ○  Feedback from consumer ○  Objective feedback from others ○  Reflect on process and product
  17. 17. Resources Just Bento Adventures in Bentomaking Happy Little Bento Japanese Cooking 101 YouTube Channel Other resources in Shared Dropbox folder
  18. 18. Bento Challenge Now it’s your turn - Your challenge: Create a balanced, attractive bento lunch using the pantry items provided
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