There’s something about Ekiben. I don’t know why, but when I travel by train in Japan, I eat Ekiben whenever possible.
It’s more expensive and less choices than Convini-Bento (Boxed lunches you can buy at a convenience store).
Still I want to buy it because, I think, it makes my ordinary train journey exciting and enjoyable.
What is Ekiben?
Ekiben (駅弁, railway bento) are a specific type of bento boxed meals, sold on trains and train stations in Japan.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What does Ekiben mean in Japanese?
Eki (駅・えき) means ‘train station’ and ben (弁・べん) is, in this case, a short form of the word bento (弁当・べんとう), which means boxed lunch.