Wednesday 17 August 2011


One of the best things about taking the shinkansen (bullet train) in my husbands opinion, is being able to eat eki-ben, eki is Japanese for station and ben is short for bento, many of the stations have specialised eki-ben containing regional foods and specialities - I have never really got into it myself! Ebi-kun is a child who likes to try food, no matter what it is he will give it a go, so he enjoys the whole eki-ben experience too and this time got his own bento instead of sharing mine and daddy's lunch.

It contained fruit, chicken, potato, quail egg, omlette, lettuce, ankomanju and 3 types of rice. Ebi-kun loves Japanese pickles so he stole some of those from his daddy's bento! daddy also has to crack open a beer, no matter what time we get on the train, like it is some unwritten law. Shinkansen trip = beer.

When we changed trains in Osaka we decided to grab a Starbucks and somebody spied the cakepops, it is the first time I have seen them over here, the Japanese are definitely behind on the ole cakepops trend. It was nice but over priced and not easy to eat without making a mess! but isn't that what holiday food is about?


  1. oh the bento box is so cute! Do you keep the bento box after? or does it go to recycle?

  2. we might have kept it he had it on the way home but we were going so it was recycled.


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