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"Ekiben" in Japan

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Hiko Ikeda Apr 21, 2002 06:35 PM

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

Link: http://nre.jp/english/ekiben/index.htm

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    Peter Cuce RE: Hiko Ikeda Apr 22, 2002 01:41 PM

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is Ekiben?

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      Lori D RE: Peter Cuce Apr 22, 2002 05:17 PM

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

      These are bento that are sold at train stations.

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        Raycharleson RE: Lori D Apr 24, 2002 09:25 AM

        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.

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        Hiko Ikeda RE: Peter Cuce Apr 23, 2002 01:43 PM

        "What is Ekiben?"

        The following page describes well.

        Link: http://jin.jcic.or.jp/nipponia/nippon...

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