Bento boxes are an essential in Japan and most consist of an assortment of rice, meat, vegetables and fruit — until now. A common necessity for both adult and children has now become fine dining experience packed in a box, filled with one of the world’s most coveted types of meet. This is a Japanese wagyu beef bento box.
A new lunch delivery service in Japan called Gochikuru is offering this Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento on the menu for 292,929 yen (approximately RM10,700).
What you get with that price tag is a two-foot-wide cow-shaped box filled with 4 kilograms of wagyu beef from Tottori Prefecture, which is known to have the highest quality beef in Japan.
The box itself is made out of solid wood, putting the bento’s weight to 15 kilograms (inclusive of food), and it’s carved into different compartments representing the cut of beef it contains. The selection includes prime rib, tenderloin, sirloin tip, brisket, chuck tender, tongue, and temple.
To complete the Tottori experience, the slices of meat are placed on top of Kinu Musume rice — which is said to have a slight sweetness to it, glossy and silky texture that pairs extremely well with the wagyu. The meal is completed with a dipping sauce flavored with sweet and juicy Tottori-grown pears, and raw wasabi raised in the same prefecture.
The Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento can be purchased online but requires a two-week notice. However, they are currently accepting orders only until March 31, 2018. If you are in Japan within that period and decided to splurge on this Japanese wagyu beef bento box experience, itadakimasu.