How to Make Taiwan's Iconic Train Bento
Author: WebDigger
Date: 06-09-2021 - 01:18

" . . . in Taiwan, train travel is synonymous with a wooden or paper box filled with rice, a flattened, spiced pork chop, and a sweet-and-salty, braised, hard-boiled egg. The box comes sealed up with a rubber band, and there’s no need for complicated containers or compartments: The egg, meat, and accompanying vegetables squish down into the rice like the tiles of a mosaic.
. . .

The Taiwan Railways Administration alone sells 10 million bentos a year. Sure, not all of them are pork bentos—some include fried chicken or fish—but they are so absurdly popular that two employees at Taipei’s main station have full-time jobs doing nothing but smacking pork cutlets with a mallet into tender thinness.
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https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvYXNzZXRzL2M0YzVlNGFhLTVkM2MtNDhiMi04ZjU1LWFlM2Y0ZWJkMjZhMGVjM2M1Yjg4NDc4YTYyYWM2N190YWl3YW4gdHJhaW4gYmVudG8gZ2V0dHkgKDEpLmpwZyJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCIiXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiLXF1YWxpdHkgODEgLWF1dG8tb3JpZW50Il0sWyJwIiwidGh1bWIiLCIxMjgweD4iXV0/taiwan%20train%20bento%20getty%20%281%29.jpg
-- Taiwan Railway staff sorts out lunch boxes at the 2016 Taiwan
Culinary Exhibition in Taipei. SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images

Full article at -- [www.atlasobscura.com]

The Atlas Obscura article mentions I Heart Bento in Cupertino, California, as a place that offers train bentos. Their menu offers a selection of "Railroad Bentos" -- [www.iheartbento.net] -- about 40% down the page.

Gsearch [train bento] [www.google.com]

Here's a 12m,10s vid about How a Train Bento Box is Made in Japan -- [www.youtube.com]

And here's a 17m one about eating Bullet Train Bentos in Japan -- [www.youtube.com]



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  How to Make Taiwan's Iconic Train Bento WebDigger 06-09-2021 - 01:18
  Re: How to Make Taiwan's Iconic Train Bento E.H. Scaryman 06-09-2021 - 07:57


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