Month: March 2022

The Japanese Bento Box Tradition

Bento means convenience or convenient, which aptly describes these single-portion, home-packed meals for individuals – perfect for people on the run. From rudimentary wooden lunch receptacle for Japanese farmers in the 5th Century, to luxurious aluminium boxes containing nutritional ‘packed’ lunches for wealthy school kids post-World War I, and disposable polystyrene boxed meals sold in convenience …

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Celebrating the Sakura

The stunning sakura, or cherry blossom, is a breathtaking springtime beauty in Japan. On home soil, Saké Restaurant & Bar is celebrating the arrival of spring with pretty floral displays and special cocktails available throughout September. The In Bloom cocktail heros Roku gin combines six Japanese botanicals – cherry blossoms, cherry leaves, green tea (sencha), …

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