The famous box lunch
Our schedule is tightly packed so a few times we’ve been served a Japanese boxed lunch on the go. This is one example – beautifully presented with many interesting new things: tempura shrimp and chillis, egg, lotus flower, various pickled vegetables, white rice, rice with soy and salmon. Of course, served with the ever-present green tea beverages. The box also came with chopsticks, although a fork option was present too. It’s not easy to balance all this on your lap in a bus and trying to get the food from the box to your mouth using chop sticks!