4 Reasons Japanese Bento is a Healthy Choice

September 25th, 2018

“Washoku”, registered as an intangible cultural heritage, delivers not only its importance of ingredients but its cultural meaning. Japanese food “Washoku” represents Japanese culture and history at the same time.


One of the reasons “Washoku” is registered as an intangible cultural heritage is because Japanese cuisine has a perfect nutritious balance which supports health of human being.


In this blog, I would like to show 4 reasons Japanese food is healthy.



1, Japanese Rice

Japanese rice contains a lot of carbon, which makes it an important energy source. Since Japanese rice does not contain any of salt or cholesterol, it has less calories than bread or noodles.


Japanese rice and Japanese people has a long and deep relationship that it is almost impossible to talk about Japanese cuisine without mentioning Japanese rice.


If you would like to discover more about Japanese rice, visit this link  so you can find out more about Japanese rice.



2, Dashi (cooking stock)

Dashi (cooking stock) is a basic of Japanese cuisine, which shape almost everything of Japanese food. Japanese people has been familiar with this cooking stock for long time, ever since Japanese history begun.


There are several types of cooking stock, but there are 2 types of cooking stock that shapes Japanese cuisine; Katsuo (bonito fish) and Konbu (seaweed).


△Katsuo, かつおだし (bonito fish)


△Konbu, 昆布だし(seaweed)


Most of the time, “Konbu” is used for simmered dish, and “Katsuo” is used for miso soup or a soup for noodles.

Each Dashi has different taste and scent, so chef tries to find out which dashi fits dish the most.


Dashi is a soup made of dried fish or seaweed simmered, and that the taste of Japanese cuisine depends on how good the dashi is.



3, Fermented Food

Soy Sauce, Miso, and Sake (Cooking Wine) are essential ingredients for Japanese food. Those are all fermented food.


Natto (fermented soybeans) and Tsukemono (pickled vegetables) are both popular dish of typical Japanese food.


Fermented foods help human body to digest and absorb important nutrition. Also, fermented food is resistible of molds, which protect food from spoiling fast. Furthermore, matured and aged food will have deeper taste.




4, Many Ingredients

Japanese food consists of Japanese rice and various side dishes. Every time people eat food, there are 3 to 4 side dishes, which are made of completely different ingredients.


That makes Japanese people to have a lot of different vegetables and meats.

By eating different types of dishes every time, body can take different kinds of nutrition.


There are many kinds of side dishes that perfectly matches Japanese rice and having many kinds of side dishes not only means there are many nutrition but also means table has many different colors that brighten the supper.



Japanese bento is the way Japanese people can have their own Japanese food anytime, anywhere.


By eating a bento SAMURICE suggest, you can experience healthy and authentic Japanese cuisine.

This “Salted Salmon Bento” is one of our best bentos.


Main dish is a salted salmon, decorated with side dishes such as egg, tomato, and 3 other side dishes.


By ordering online, you can switch Japanese rice to brown rice, which contains more minerals and vitamins compared to Japanese rice.


We, SAMURICE, strive to provide an experience of Japanese cuisine in Singapore. The authentic and healthiness of Japanese food and bento is universal.


By ordering online, we can deliver our bento anywhere in Singapore. We take huge number of bento orders and have options such as Vegetarian friendly bentos. We are more than happy to serve you as an Singapore NO.1 Japanese bento supplier, and we are waiting for your orders.



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