Even if the many ekiben/Raliway bento/Railway Box Lunches at Shizuoka JR Station are all prepared by the same company, Tokaiken Co., they still have to satisfy not only a great variety of individual tastes but also “multiple tastes”.
Some people don’t want rice only or not one kind of the latter.
Shizuoka Monogatari/静岡物語 (Shizuoka Story) is a typical example of an ekiben conceived to satisfy an eclectic customer!
Orange is the official color of Shizuoka Prefecture!
As usual everything is clearly indicated!
No, the picture is not blurry. It is only that the food is protected by a film of hard transparent paper!
Now, what do we have here?
Due to the design of the ekiben I will have to repeat myself!
The rice at the bottom is topped with deep-fried cherry shrimps/sakura ebi, only found in Shizuoka Prefecture!
The spaghetti are peperocino style!
The rice at the right has been steamed with Shizuoka green tea!
Bottom left: Nimono/stewed vegetables: carrot, bamboo shoots, string beans.
Bottom right: Yaki saba/grilled mackerel and sweet beans dessert (called “uguisu mame”)
Top left: Unagi kabayaki/broiled eel with pickled leaf ginger and lettuce
Top right: Maguro Kakuni/stewed tuna cubes, Kuro hanpen/Sardine paste (both Shizuoka specialties)
Bottom right: Shuumai, soy sauce bottle and apricot preserve dessert
Top right: Tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette (containing minced meat) and pickled daikon
To be continued….
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4 thoughts on “Shizuoka Ekiben/Railway Station Bento: Shizuoka Monogatari”
Wonderful blog! I tumbled across it looking for some information on using yamo imo. I just bought some seed tubers at the Japan festival here in Melbourne. I have stayed to look at all your fascinating pictures and stories.
Cheers, mate (gal?)!
If you need information, don’t hesitate!
Have you ever thought of publishing an ekiben album/cookery book? I think it would be a huuuuuuge success! Anyway, bear in mind I’m the first in line to buy it!
Actually, there are a lot of books on that subject in Japan, although it might become an idea abroad!