It's good to avoid perishable food and liquidy food for bento. Here are some dishes for bento.
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Tamagoyaki is Japanese rolled omelet. It's often served in Japanese-style breakfast and is the most popular bento food.
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Rice balls are called onigiri in Japanese. Rice balls are usually shaped into rounds or triangles by hands. Onigiri are often put in Japanese bento lunch boxes.
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Marinated and pan-fried chicken is easy to make and is a good bento food. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces before packing.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Pork slices are marinated in ginger-flavored sauce and stir-fried.
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Rabbit-shaped apple pieces are often packed in bento boxes to please kids.
07 of 07Braised gobo (burdock root) is a traditional side dish which goes with plain steamed rice.