Finally! After a long, tiring hunt, I have the bento box I’ve been wanting to have for ages. I finally have a collapsible sandwich box! *cheers amidst the tumbleweeds and cricket chirps*
It’s probably not a big deal to most people out there, but it’s one box that’s missing from my collection. An open designed, collapsible plastic box, this bento box is designed specifically for sandwiches.
â€¢ Pepper Spam Sandwiches, halved. The sandwiches had pan-fried pepper spam, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos, with the bread spread with Kewpie mayonnaise.
â€¢ Half a Nutella & Mango sandwich. Instead of making one whole sandwich and cutting it in half, I only prepared half a sandwich. I took one slice, then halved it. I then proceeded to spread both sides with Nutella then added mango strips. Yummy idea, yes?
â€¢ Apple wedges. To prevent the apples from browning, brush them with lemon juice or dip in a cup of lemon water. Lemon juice is more effective in slowing down the oxidation but leaves a lemony taste. Lemon water browns eventually but you can barely detect the taste.
â€¢ Chocolate Mallows. Another childhood favorite, chocolate mallows is a big marshmallow stuck on top of a biscuit then covered in chocolate.
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Wonder how to place those seemingly perfect sandwich halves in bento boxes? I used to have a hard time doing that with my other sandwich box, but with this new one, it’s so easy.
Just stick it on its side! That way, you can just pile the sandwich halves on each other. Afterwards, hold on to it as you put it right side up, then release only when you’ve placed your other bento stuffers in. Easy peasy!
Bento Box Review: Collapsible Sandwich Bento Box
Price: 88PHP / 2USD
Brick & Mortar Store: Daiso 88 / Japan Home Center
A nice box to have in any bento collection. The open vents prevent condensation from forming in your box so you don’t have to worry about soggy sandwiches. All sides are open though, so I opted to line the bottom of mine with wax paper since I was worried about the tomatoes dripping on my other stuff. The side is a bit narrow for ordinary loaf bread so I had to trim an itty bit to make it fit. Also, other stuff you’ll keep with your sandwich has to be taken in consideration. If you want to collapse it after lunch, you’ll have to make sure not to use cup-style dividers and stick to baran or paper cups instead. The folding mechanism is very simple, so no headaches there. Of course, I worry that it might wear out in the future but then, for 88PHP, it’s more than worth it.