Kindergarten bento – Curry (19/Jul/16)

Menu: Curry, Rice, Steamed broccoli

Apple wedges for dessert

  

No curry?! What’s up with that? 

Today at our daughter’s school, the older children has their first cooking activity, making Japanese curry for everyone and serving it for the younger ones. Our daughter’s homeroom teacher Miss N asked the parents to put only rice in the bento box (and some side dishes if we wish). That is why the half of her bento box is empty. 

It is endearing for me to picture the little ones being excited with the idea of eating something made by their older friends whom they admire dearly. As part of the ingredients, they apparently use some vegetables grown by themselves in the kindergarten field. I am grateful for this opportunity for the kids to experience the system of how the food is made and consumed. It is a great, maybe the best way to learn our culinary, dietary and dining culture all at the same time. 

I like making bento for our little girl, but I also enjoy this special break which provides her another element in the joy of eating.

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