Very common within Japanese business districts, bento is a delicious take-out meal that is typically comprised of rice, picked or cooked vegetables and fish or meat, served in a box-shaped container. The dish is widely available not just from street vendors, but also from convenience stores, railway stations, bento shops and department stores. Home-makers sometimes prepare bentos for their children, spouses, or themselves. A bento yatai or restaurant that has developed a good reputation will delight in having a long line of customers each day. Enjoy some tasty crab bento, a delicacy of Hokkaido, at Sapporo station or on a train ride.

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A Guide To Street Food In Japan
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