Bento Box - Tonkatsu Bento Recipe



- A bento box of your choice (I used a double decker bento box)
- A handful of shredded cabbage
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 50g/1.8oz Goma-ae with snow pea shoots
- Bulldog tonkatsu sauce in a tiny bottle/jar/container
- 100-150g / 3.5-5.3oz Tonkatsu cut into 2cm/¾" wide strips
- 2 tomato wedges
- Black sesame seeds with salt (optional)
- A mini foil cupcake liner
- 50g/1.8oz Japanese Potato Salad

1st Box
  1. While the rice is still hot or warm, place the rice in the bento box and let it cool.
  2. Put snow pea shoots goma-ae in a foil cupcake liner and place it next to the rice.
  3. In a small space next to the cupcake liner containing goma-ae, place tomato wedges.

2nd Box
  1. Place the potato salad at one end of the box.

  2. Place shredded cabbage next to the potato salad, allowing sufficient space for the tonkatsu to fit in.
  3. Place the tonkatsu pieces to fill the box.
  4. If the container of tonkatsu sauce is small enough to fit in the corner of the bento box, put it in the box. Otherwise, pack it separately.