11 In Announcement

Simply Bento: New Cookbook by Yuko and Noriko

We have a big announcement!  Our first cookbook titled Simply Bento: Delicious Box Lunch Ideas for Healthy Portions to Go is released from Quarto Publishing company! There are over 70 delicious and practical Bento recipes with more than 60 easy side dish recipes.

The majority of the recipes are newly created for the book.  Some of the recipes are classic Japanese Bentos like we usually cook on our website Japanese Cooking 101, such as Teriyaki Chicken Bento, but there are also more trendy American style Bento, including Quinoa Salad Bento.

Simply Bento shows you the finer points of bento-making, and there is something for everyone:

  • Classic Japanese Bento
  • Sandwich Bento
  • Sushi and Onigiri Bento
  • 10-Minute Bento
  • Noodle Bento
  • Low-Carb Bento
  • Vegan Bento
  • Popular Japanese Bento
  • Bento for Special Occasions (including First Day of School and Halloween Bento!)

Simply Bento

The book will teach you how to cook the recipes, of course, and how to prepare foods in advance and manage time.

If you want to give kids and family tasty but nutritious Bento lunches, this book is perfect for that.  If you work and want to bring your own lunch to save money, control weight, or just want to eat tasty Bento, this book will work great too.  Also, the main dishes of the Bento can be converted into dinner entrees easily, by multiplying the recipes to feed your entire family.

Keep this book in your kitchen for yourself or give it to your family and friends to encourage healthy and delicious cooking!



  • Karen Gail Mclain
    August 26, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I had your webliink on my desktop for several years. Now I need to know how to play your videos on my computer and how to find the recipe I need . the desktop icon has disappeared.

  • Heidi
    August 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Ah, this is exciting! Will it be available to buy at other shops besides Amazon?

  • Heidi
    September 3, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Hi there! I’m really excited about this book. Will it be available in other shops besides Amazon?

    • JapaneseCooking101
      September 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Heidi! Yes, it will be available at bookstores (such as Barnes & Nobles) as well.

    • JapaneseCooking101
      September 27, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Yes! Many retailers will carry our book, online and at bookstores! 🙂

  • Nyn
    September 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Hello, I ordered the kindle version on Amazon, but it was canceled, I just wonder if there is a kindle version in the future or hard copy only?

  • Nyn
    September 4, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I can’t wait for this book, but the kindle version on Amazon that i pre-ordered just canceled, I’m wondering if there is a kindle version in future or hard-copy only?

    • JapaneseCooking101
      September 20, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Thank you for ordering our book! Please let us check with the publisher about what happened to the kindle version.

  • Marcial
    September 4, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I pre-ordered it. Thanks for all the delicious recipes!

  • Marcial
    September 7, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I do not know why my previous comment days ago didn’t post. Well, I pre-ordered it on Amazon. And I would like to thank you, Yuko and Noriko, for sharing this delicious recipes with us. Your Japanese cuisine recipes introduced me to the kitchen, and now I enjoy cooking. I have even got praised by making some of your delicious dishes. Thank you, Noriko and Yuko!

    • JapaneseCooking101
      September 20, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Hi Marcial,
      Thank you so much for your kind message and pre-ordering our book!