Meals That are Too Cute to Eat!

pokemon lunchbox

Japan is a land of "kawaii", aka cuteness.  From anime, to the way some people dress, to ordinary things such as road signs, the culture of "kawaii" is everywhere. Foods in particular can be too cute to eat in Japan. It's pretty common for moms to prepare cute lunchboxes or decorated rice balls for their kids to bring to school.  
I fondly remember my grandma making me cute octopus shaped sausages when I was little. 
Below are some of my favorite cute Japanese foods.  Which one looks too good to eat?  
Personally, if I were served the Calvin & Hobbes Lunchbox I wouldn't be able to eat it.

Calvin & Hobbes Lunch Box


Sleeping Bear Omlet

Doraemon Riceballs


Curry Hot Spring

Cat Donuts

Rabbit Mochi

Cat Coffee

Chewbacca Bento

Cat Soup

Bear Pizza Bites

Panda Curry

Rilakkuma Rice Ball

Totoro Pastry Puff

Winking Pig Pasta

Totoro Lunch Box

Hello Kitty Lunch Box

Elmo Lunch Box

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Shigeki Abe
Shigeki Abe


Founder of Snakku; Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki has always traveled and explored the world through food.

1 Response


October 13, 2014

All at the same time. Each individual bento is just too small. But if I can only pick one, it’s the Panda Curry! I’m going to make myself one right now!

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