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Apr 21, 2002 06:35 PM

"Ekiben" in Japan

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Although I have encountered ONLY Japanese-language Web sites, this one is written in English.


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  1. Excuse my ignorance, but what is Ekiben?

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    1. re: Peter Cuce

      eki = station
      ben = contraction of bento (Japanese lunch boxes)

      These are bento that are sold at train stations.

      1. re: Lori D

        Great discoveries. Have any of you eaten the Yokogawa bento -- kamameishi? This is one of the most famous. I think these days you can get it in Karuizawa. Really, truly delicious, and you get to keep a cool piece of pottery.

      2. re: Peter Cuce

        "What is Ekiben?"

        The following page describes well.