My bento bags 3
Quite often I carry food for more than one meal and it a real hassle to get to the largest box (us adidas football ually the main meal, lunch) at the bottom of the bag. Sometimes this involves unloading everything on top first, and going through the same process all over again to put the box back in!
After struggling with this a few times, I realised how much the two layer bag from Tzu Chi F adidas football oundation wo adidas football uld help me. Earlier, I wrote about the range of biangdang /bento equipment from this Taiwanese Buddhist organisation, which promotes concern for the environment. I a huge fan of their folding chopsticks.
[Speaking of folding chopsticks, I found a couple of varieties, including a screw type similar to the Tzu Chi one, at NTUC Finest Bukit Timah, near the Chinese dried foods. However, they didn’t seem to be very well made, so I would hesitate to recommend them.]
This bag fits a rectangular lunchbox in the bottom zippered layer, the precise size of my Asvel box. I usually squeeze my plastic cutlery or folding chopsticks into this section too.
In the upper compartment, I put my fruit box, tea time snacks and oshibori. There is also a small zipper pocket inside the upper layer just nice for paper napkins but I have given those up in favour of the more environmentally friendly oshibori. Sometimes I slip in a teabag if there going to be hot water at my lunch destination.
Once I put in all these, there no space for my 300ml insulated mug though, unlike with my Muji and Reisenthel bags.
Unfortunately, Tzu Chi in Singapore has moved from a convenient downtown adidas football location in Chinatown to Pasir Ris. So it worthwhile to call ahead and ask if they have stock. They were out when I wanted to buy this bag about six months ago, and I ended up getting a friend to buy it in Taiwan for me, where it cost about S$10.
My other bento bags: cream coloured Muji and green orange Reisenthel.
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