Japanese Bento Box Catering

Bento boxes are a Japanese to-go box that traditionally contains an entire meal, often for lunch. These packages date back to the Kamakura Era in the 12th century when workers would bring cooked rice with them to work. This practice eventually progressed into using wooden boxes for parties and then commuters and students using them on a daily basis to transport their lunch. Japanese cuisine is adept at providing diners with a variety of options that are sure to fill any belly. The flavors are generally more mild, focusing on a blend of sweet and savory flavors that are light on spice. Bento boxes will allow your entire team to experience the full range of flavors that Japanese cuisine has to offer!

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CaterCow designs our menus to make ordering easy for you. Japanese bento boxes are highly customizable so they work well for a team with a broad range of preferences and dietary needs. Our group order polls will allow your teammates to submit their orders in advance, so there’s no need to scramble around the office to find out what everyone wants!

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Japanese Bento Box

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Japanese Bento Box

Be mindful of food temperature! Some bento boxes contains hot items (entrees, rice, gyoza, etc.) and cold items (seaweed salad, California rolls, salad). This can lead to meals becoming lukewarm so it is important to make sure that your delivery time is close to the time you plan on eating.

Soy Sauce Is Generally Not Gluten-Free

Soy Sauce Is Generally Not Gluten-Free

Many dishes are not gluten-free as they include soy sauce, which is wheat-based. For example: tonkatsu, crusted with panko bread crumbs. (GF) will appear next to the dish if it is gluten-free.

What is a bento box?

What is a bento box?

Bento boxes are typically all-in-one meal boxes that are perfect for lunches. Here at CaterCow, we have expanded the definition to also include individually packaged Japanese entrees. The word “bento” is derived from the slang term biàndāng, which means “convenient.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order soup?

...more We typically don’t do soups as a side for Japanese bento box catering because soup is hard to transport. Imagine finding out that a few meals were ruined in transport because a soup spilled! Plus if it arrives only lukewarm then the quality will suffer.

What goes well with a Japanese bento box?

...more Popular sides for Japanese entrees include edamame, gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), seaweed salad, California rolls (and other sushi rolls), veggie spring rolls and more!

Are there vegan and vegetarian options for Japanese bento box catering?

...more Yes! There are many Japanese entrees that can substitute meat for tofu or vegetables. Just look for the (V) or (VG) designations on each item as you put your order together!

What ingredients are in Japanese Bento Box?

Teriyaki Bentos
  • Beef Teriyaki
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Salmon teriyaki
  • Tofu teriyaki
Soba Bentos
  • Gluten-free soba with grilled chicken
  • Gluten-free soba with grilled tofu
  • Matcha soba with grilled chicken
  • Matcha soba with tofu
  • Nanka soba with grilled beef
  • Nanka soba with grilled chicken
Rice Bowls & Sushi Combos
  • Asian Pot Roast
  • Black Widow Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Blackened Ahi Tuna Rice Bowl
  • Buddha Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Double Down Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Double Stack Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Dragonfly Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Five-O Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Godzilla Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Maui Waui Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Megatron Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Omega Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Panama Red Rice Bowl
  • Panko Crusted Chicken Rice Bowl
  • Pollo Loco Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Red Chicken Bowl
  • Red Crush Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • ROK Rice Bowl
  • Silver Haze Rice Bowl (Cold)
  • Stingray Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • The Reefer Rice Bowl (Cold)
  • Vegan Buddha Kush Rice Bowl with sweet chili sauce
  • White Tiger Megaroll + Edamame & Salad
  • Pork Gyoza
  • Shumai
  • Spring Rolls
  • Veggie Gyoza
  • Brown Rice
  • Fried Rice
  • Steamed White Rice
Sushi Rolls
  • Alaska Roll
  • Asparagus Roll
  • Asparagus Tempura Roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • Black Widow Megaroll
  • Buddha Megaroll
  • California Roll
  • Caterpillar Roll
  • Double Down Megaroll
  • Double Stack Megaroll
  • Dragon Roll
  • Dragonfly Megaroll
  • Five-O Megaroll
  • Godzilla Megaroll
  • Hamachi Yellowtail Roll
  • Honey Roll
  • Kappa Cucumber Roll
  • Maui Waui Megaroll
  • Megatron Megaroll
  • Omega Megaroll
  • Philly Roll
  • Pollo Loco Megaroll
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Red Crush Megaroll
  • Red Dragon Roll
  • Sailor Moon Roll
  • Salmon Roll
  • Salmon Skin Roll
  • Shiitake Mushroom Roll
  • Smoked Salmon Roll
  • Spicy Scallop Roll
  • Spicy Shrimp Roll
  • Spicy Tako Roll
  • Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Spinach Roll
  • Stingray Megaroll
  • Sweet Potato Tempura Roll
  • Tempura Shrimp Roll
  • Tuna Roll
  • Unagi Roll
  • White Albacore Tuna Roll
  • White Tiger Megaroll
  • Yellow Jacket Roll

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