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Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2010

    Great book from the creator of Adventures in Bento Making blog

    This is a great book for everyone who is enthusiastic about bentoing. As a long time follower of her blog, I'm glad that Crystal "Pikko" Watanabe can finally share her bentos with the rest of the world. This book contains only a fraction of the ones she has posted on her blog which can be found at

    http://www.aibento.net/

    This book of full of interesting and inventive techniques to decorate your food. Plus it is easy to use and fun to do. Perfect for the experienced bento maker or someone just starting out.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Erika Hisakawa is a creepy stalker

    Erika88 might make kawaii bento and read the Japanese book, but she is missing one key point:
    Akinoichigo endorses this very book on her own site.
    http://aichigo.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-1033.html

    Reading her blog, it's obvious Akinoichigo is friends with the author so who knows if they share recipes or have similar styles in some respects. The only suspicious activity here is Erika88 signing up at every outlet this book is sold at to accuse them of plagiarism like some kind of psychopath.

    Bottom line, the book is great. I live in Japan, and my wife is a big fan of cooking, so she is always picking up books like this and browsing cooking blogs. We now have this bento book as well, and she loves it. She uses it often to make various bentos to bring with her to work, and from what she tells me, they get a good reception.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

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    I wanted this book for so long, but I have to admit I didn't think it was anything I'd be able to pull off. I still haven't tried anything yet, but the difference is now I think I can.

    They break down lots of recipes to make these cute little bento lunches. They go into the history a bit, and all the tools of the trade. Then they give cost cutting ideas to get the same effect without having to buy a whole new kitchen. Crystal and Maki also encourage creativity and use of leftovers as well as balancing out the meal.

    I also thought I'd need to get a special bento box, but this is another myth they slash. There are traditional and contemporary boxes, but you can simply buy a small storage container as well. Thanks goodness, I have boxes on hand for that.

    I'm really looking forward to making these during time off from school, while we go on our adventures instead of just getting fast food. The small storage would easily pack up into coolers for us to enjoy later on.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

    Not recommend! Rips off Japanese obento books

    I make kawaii obento and read the Japanese books about bento box by famous "akinoichigo". Yum-Yum Bento Box copied recipes, some exact same design as in the Japanese books. The 2 penguins exact same as the "akinoichigo" 2 penguins in her book "?????????????????". Entire book, style is exact same.

    Not recommend this book. Not original, you can read Japanese obento book instead!

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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