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The bento is a very common part of Japanese cuisine. It is a ready-made meal in a box for one person. People buy it from convenience stores and railway stations. Japanese mothers and wives often spend a lot of time carefully preparing a bento lunch box for their husband or children. Bentos are usually cheap and contain a healthy mix of rice or noodles, fish or meat, and pickled and cooked vegetables. Now, a new bento is on the market that does not match our traditional image of this lunch box. The new bento is from Tottori and contains only premium cuts of the country's highest-quality wagyu beef. It is a little more expensive than the average 600 yen for a bento, as it costs 292,929 yen ($3,000).



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Tottori is in the west of Japan's Honshu island. Its wagyu beef was recently rated as the best in all of Japan. It is also very expensive. The new Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento box contains 4.5kg of beef, Tottori-grown rice and wasabi, and a special dipping sauce flavored with Tottori's famous pears, but no vegetables. The actual bento box is also more expensive than normal bento boxes. It is 60 centimeters long and is made from wood instead of plastic. The compartments in the box are in the shape of a cow. In Japan, you can buy the beefy bento online from the bento delivery service Gochikuru. However, you may have to wait two weeks for the company to prepare your meaty lunch.

Sources:

  • https://japantoday.com/category/features/food/tottori-ultimate-wagyu-beef-bento-costs-almost-y300-000
  • https://gochikuru.com/2127/menu/TOQH001
  • http://www.foodandwine.com/news/wagyu-beef-bento-box

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