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Prepare Your Very Own Charaben

Bento boxes are an essential part of Japanese food culture. From Kindergarten children to office workers, bento is a convenient way of preparing food on the go. It's not just packed lunch. It is a well-balanced meal in a box, carefully laid out whether it is hand made or store-bought.

From Tokyo
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Food And Drinks
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Learn the technique to make Teddy-bear shaped Onigiri (rice ball)
  • Learn how to make Tamagoyaki (Japanese style egg omelette)
  • Learn to pack the bento in line with the food hygiene rules
Description

Bento boxes are an essential part of Japanese food culture. From kindergarten children to office workers, bento is a convenient way of preparing food on the go. It's not just packed lunch, it is a well-balanced meal in a box, carefully laid out whether it is hand made or store-bought. 

In this real-time class, you will learn the basics of packing the bento including food hygiene tips, as well as shaping the rice into a cute teddy bear. With the help of handy gadgets and old-style Japanese tools, get creative in this Charaben (Character Bento) making class. You will make your very own Charaben from fresh ingredients that are easily available at your local supermarket.

About this experience
What's included
  • Live-streamed cooking class hosted by a seasoned chef
What's excluded

Ingredients

Instructions

This activity does not use any meat and is gluten-free, but dairy products, eggs will be used.

Know before you go

List of Ingredients

  • Sushi Rice (cooked)
  • Eggs
  • Lettuce
  • Nori Seaweed
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Sugar
  • Dashi Granules (optional)
  • Vegetables such as Broccoli
  • Mini Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers

Equipment List

  • Bento Box or Tupperware
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Fine Scissors
  • Small Pan
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • Toothpick
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Cookie Cutters (optional)
  • Small sharp knife


  • You can book this tour either for $29 per screen OR as a private session for $143 for up to 5 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Miyuki Suyari

I am a cooking instructor teaching foreigners how to cook Japanese dishes in Tokyo. Since I have started the cooking class, I have welcomed more than 2,000 guests in my home kitchen. I have just started to teach online in May 2020 and already over 200 people around the world have joined this experience in the first 2 months. I love travelling and have visited almost 40 countries! I would love to share my experiences from all these years with you.

From USD 29 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.