Today's lunch is this well balanced bento of Spagetti Bolognese, Cauliflower and Carrot salad (tossed in white truffle oil - swanky!) and a handful of edamame. It was, as usual, very delicious.
Many people assume that when you live in Japan, you will automatically lose a ton of weight because you're eating tons of fresh fish and veggies. Well, that may be true if you're living far far away from the big city but in Tokyo, temptation awaits you around every corner. McDonald's, fried chicken, pastries and ice cream -- they're everywhere and they're delicious. Packing a bento for myself has helped me cut these temptations Monday through Friday but lunch is still pretty exciting. Bento boxes are pretty small, so it helps with portion control. Many boxes come with dividers and small cups to promote diversity in your meal. A little bit of this, a little bit of that - it keeps things fun.