Boxed Meals, Family Flavors
Suzuki Kinue knows a thing or two about making delicious bento boxed meals. She's been operating a tiny store in Tokyo's trendy Jiyugaoka neighborhood for more than a quarter of a century. It's only open twice a month these days, but that doesn't stop the locals from coming for her famous home-style cooking, perfected over generations and lovingly preserved in eight handwritten recipe books. Ask a customer to describe her steamed rice, and we bet you'll be joining the queue too.
Onigiri rice balls
Kinue's recipe books
Just some of Kinue's many homemade specialties
The family eats together