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Little Miss Bento's Snoopy & Woodstock Bento

Little Miss Bento shows us how to do a proper Peanuts lunch box.

Buddhism Through the Stomach

A Buddhist monk shares his religion through cooking and cookbooks.

Make Your Own Ramen Burger

Want to make one of Time Magazine's most influential burgers? Just ignore the well-intentioned (but sadly wrong) explanation of the meaning of the word ramen.

10 Rules for Good Bento

JustBento's Makiko Itoh shares the philosophy that guides her daily bento life.

Yakumi: Condiments with a Healthy Twist

Directly translated as 'medicine' (yaku) 'taste' (mi), yakumi originally served as antidotes to a variety of ailments.

Autumn Tipple: Sake & Pear Sangria

Make your own seasonal sake sangria with this simple fall recipe!

Rich & Creamy Vegan Ramen

One brave cook ascended Mount Ramen to return with possibly the best vegan bowl ever made. Here's how you can, too.

The Sensual Aroma of Sweet Potatoes

There are different ways to make "yaki-imo." Wrapping a sweet potato in aluminum foil and burying it in hot embers is one. Another method is to coat them with a salty batter made from egg whites, flour and salt then slowly bake them for a few hours.

The Edible World of Okonomiyaki Art

Start with floral designs and work your way up to JoJo, Totoro or Levi Ackerman.

Waffle Iron Ramen

Waffling ramen gives it a crispy texture with extra-browned spots.

Get Your Bento in a Tube

Takara Tomy's Smart Han is a kind of push-pop for your leftovers.

15 Seriously Funky Ramen Hacks

From faux pho to ramen poutine and ramepherd's pie, we've got you covered.

Terrifyingly Tasty Halloween Ramen

Black broth. Black noodles. Black sheets of nori. Black garlic oil. Black everything—it's a bowl of midnight ramen.

Spring Rolls, Japanese Style

This recipe for spring rolls, or "harumaki," may not be authentic—or at least, not authentically Chinese. It's authentically Japanese-Chinese, or "chuuka"—Chinese dishes that were introduced to Japan mostly in the late 19th to 20th centuries.

5 Books for Mastering Bento-making

Here are a few bento books that we think you’ll find helpful and inspiring!

11 Instant Ramen Hacks You Have To Try

The list gets a little abstract toward the end, but the first three concepts—grilled cheese, pizza and gnocchi—look like legitimate fun.

This Kyaraben Tutorial is Totally Kawaii!

Too cute to eat? In this breezy clip, J-food vlogger and cookbook author Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook shows you how to crank the kawaii factor of your bento box to dangerously adorable proportions.

The Tumbler Bento: Pure Genius!

YouTuber Ochikeron assembles three very different bento-style lunches in plastic travel tumblers. What a great idea!

Innovating Organic Recipes on the Farm

Nancy Singleton Hachisu's first book, Japanese Farm Food, sold over 30,000 copies, leading to a regular spot on a national variety show.

Our 4 Favorite Bento Channels

A well-done bento is truly a work of art, and a number of English-language YouTube channels have sprung up with the hope of teaching folks easy techniques for preparing a unique and tasty box.

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