Kyaraben or Character bento


Kyaraben or character bento, is a style of bento that incorporates dishes that are designed and arranged to look like characters or people. Often in the form of plants, animals, and beloved characters. Kyaraben was made in order to make food exciting for Japanese children. It has become so popular that there are contests in Japan that focus on kyaraben. In this class you will learn how to use molds, preparation skills, and plating techniques so you can design and create your own kyaraben.

  • Everyone!
  • Traditional Japanese Characters
  • Using molds
  • Prep skills
  • Plating Techniques


  • Understand the techniques, preparation, and ingredients¬†to make Kyaraben
  • To have fun
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Kyaraben or Character bento
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Level: Beginner
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Delivered in-person in a classroom or lab setting.