Japanese: Bento Boxes

Some more bento box meals made at home. It’s great to have the ingredients for these on hand. It’s also a great way to use leftover up.

Breakfast bento box: serves 4: Teriyaki sauce : 1tb pineapple juice, 1 garlic clove grated, 1tsp fresh ginger grated, 3Tb honey, 3Tb Tamari gluten-free soy, 1tsp gluten-free cornflour mixed with 1Tb water make slurry, 1Tb rice wine vinegar. Mix all together in saucepan until sauce thickens then strain into sealed containers or use straight away.

  • teriyaki chicken
  • teriyaki sauce
  • pickled ginger
  • steamed rice
  • vegepod kale
  • pineapple
  • pickled slaw











Dinner Bento Box: serves 2: combine 2Tb Red miso paste, 1Tb sriracha and 2Tb Rice wine vinegar together to make a dressing/marinade for dinner box, 2x 100g chicken breast fillets, marinade for chicken for 20minutes then pan fry or grill :1tsp fresh garlic grated, 1tsp fresh ginger grated and 1Tb mirin. Brush miso dressing on top.


  • omelette
  • steamed brown rice
  • miso sriacha dressing
  • Mirin Marinade chicken
  • Lettuce
  • orange segments
  • organic cherry tomato
  • cucumber
  • pickled ginger

Miso sriracha Bento











Lunch Bento Box: Goma ae green beans: steamed green beans mixed with 1Tb smooth peanut butter, 1tsp sesame seeds white and block, 1/2tsp Tamari gluten-free soy, 1/2ts organic raw sugar

  • steamed rice with nori
  • goma ae green beans
  • orange segments
  • steamed barramundi
  • gluten-free pork dumplings with green shallot
  • Pickled ginger

Barramundi bento








Japanese Bento Box

I love Bento Boxes and have made my own in the past. This one is my latest and divine chicken. Sooo good. I finally found the Gochujang Paste in Woolworths today. (Korean chili paste= Gochujang and it can come hot or very hot depending on the brand) so I marinated the chicken thigh fillet in 1Tb Japanese Soyu Soy and 1tsp Gochujang paste then cooked in non stick pan on both sides until chicken was cooked. Jasmine rice cooked by absorption method. Serve with Pickled ginger, green shallots, carrots, sriarcha sauce, mushrooms, nori sheet.

Bento Box 2018 – Gochujang soyu chicken