Today I’ll introduce you that one of the famous specialties in Yokohama; Shiu-mai Bento.
People in Yokohama like this!
What is “Bento” ?
Bento is Japanese local meal – it means “boxed lunches” .
Most people eat Bento almost every day at a company, school, and so on. (Usually eat for lunch but eat at night, too)
Even this kind of time; picnic, meeting, and In the express train while traveling.
There are many kinds of Bento in Japan, also sell it at the station – it calls “Eki-ben”.
The most famous Eki-ben is Shiu-mai Bento, Yokohama specialties.
Shiu-mai is Chinese Steamed Dumplings, the official name is “Shiu-mai” but most Japanese people call it “Shu-mai“.
In 1954, Shiu-mai Bento was sold by Kiyo-ken.
Kiyo-ken is very famous company in Yokohama, It is familiar to everyone.
Price; 800 yen
Upper row; 5 Shiu-mai with Japanese mustard (Karashi)
from left to right – Tsukemono, fried chicken, apricots, fried eggs, fish paste, Teriyaki with Tuna, and boiled bamboo shoots.
Lower row; Rice with sesame, and in the middle of rice is Ume-boshi (sour taste).
Also included with the Bento are the following items; This is Soy sauce, Japanese mustard, chopsticks, and wipe clean.
It is written as Kiyo-ken with Chinese character.
Kiyo-ken head store is in east side of Yokohama Station, and there is 15stores in Yokohama station, 4stores in Shin-Yokohama station.
This is Yokohama central store in the center of Yokohama station.
Yokohama central store is easy to buy because it’s very close to train ticket gate.
Open; 6:00am-10:30pm (Yokohama central store)
‘ What is specialty in Yokohama? ‘ – If you ask, every people in Yokohama are answer; “Shiu-mai Bento!”
Shiu-mai Bento is most popular food in Yokohama.
If you visit Yokohama, you must try Shiu-mai Bento. ; )