My kids must be happy to go back to school this year. My bento obsession has led me to buy all sorts of lunch boxes imaginable. There are strictly no bento lunch sets for sale yet in our shores – unless you buy abroad or shop online – but I think you just have to use existing containers in all sizes to assemble your bento kit.
My bento lunch box addiction led me to retrace my footsteps to Japan Home Center in a major mall. This is a place which prides itself of its Made in Japan knick-knacks, and almost everything is P88 or less – like those 100 Yen stores in Tokyo.
I immediately liked what i saw….
I even saw a lady monk, and she is seen here posing beside the Burberry-style umbrellas.
Service at Japan Home Center Robinson’s Manila is very good, and at least they didn’t freak out at the sight of a certain digital camera taking shots of the merchandise in the place.
Japanese household items are very utilitarian to say the least, there’s one for every purpose and Japan Home Center is just filled with goodies you’d be curious about. There’s earthenware, cleaning tools, hooks, trays, kitchen utensils and even a portable pasta strainer. The items change every now and then, so my advice is to scoop up already what suits your fancy. Just don’t stuff your house with so much clutter!
I found one toddler tray with a cartoon cover so cute that I immediately put it to good use. I call this my fastfood bento … pizza, spaghetti and hotdogs. 😛