The bento, sometimes called the Japanese lunch box is an essential part of life of Japanese daily life. Not only it is common to bring a bento box at your workplace or school, it is a big part of special events, like outdoor trips, or the traditional hanami, the cherry blossom viewing.
More than just food packed, it is made to be a well-balanced meal and pleasant to the eyes.
Cute characters or art-like flower patterns, bento is a way of expressing messages and feelings in a pretty and tasty way.
At Odyssey Japan Cooking Class, you will learn how to prepare bentos with beautiful patterns, full of colorful ingredients. And of course you prepare the differents parts of the meal, with different Japanese typical recipes.
Our English speaking instructors will teach you step by step how to make all the dishes and arrange it in a beautiful way. You may not want to eat it, but do it, bentos are made to be delicious too!