This bento is called “Girl gathering eggs” because the lunch and box combination reminded me about a (farmers) girl gathering eggs in her basket….(ok, maybe it’s a bit far-fetched, but I couldn’t come up with another title for this blog post…)
I know that I’m not supposed to buy new bento boxes as I already have so many…but when I saw this Matryoshka doll bento box I just couldn’t resist. This bento box is inspired by traditional Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls. As most Japanese bento boxes, it’s quite small (there are two containers and each holds 270 ml) so I need to pack it quite tightly (I am greedy and do prefer larger lunch boxes).
One container has some onigiri (filled with salmon), broccoli and carrot flowers. The other has Kongjabang, cucumber, a few quail eggs and more broccoli/carrot.
The box (you can buy it here at Japan Centre) comes with inner lids, a gel pack (not shown), chopsticks in a matching case and a bento belt.
The good thing is that this bento set fits into one of my Lock & Lock bento bags, so I can pack some extra food with it. And purely by coincidence the colour and the dot pattern on the bento bag match with the pattern on the Matyoshka dress 🙂
Please note that I have not been paid or asked to review this bento box, the above is my personal opinion