Here is a tiny bento my friend and former colleague Kitako gave me from her trip home to Japan. Bento lunches are very popular in Japan. Essentially, they are lunch boxes. But some people get really fancy and elaborate, making faces or pictures out of food. I am way too impatient for that, so I plan to use my new Hello Kitty bento for small things, like yogurt, carrot sticks, salsa or other small items. Cookie Monster actually got the inaugural use today, with salsa in the bento to go with his chips.
Arigato gozaimasu, Kitako-san!