Bento boxes began to be used in Japan almost a thousand years ago. During the Kamakura Period (1185-1333), “Bento” during this time was merely a small bag used to store dehydrated rice that was either eaten dry or rehydrated for work or hunt. The Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568 – 1600) was when the typical wooden lacquered bento boxes appeared, though instead of packing lunches, they were used mainly for storing food at gatherings and parties.

In line with Ji’s mission – to take guests on a visual and journey for the senses through time, to bring classical Japanese ancient practices and fuse them with contemporary eclecticness – Ji Terrace By THE SEA is launching a contemporary Japanese bento lunch- with ancient roots but with contemporary flavors, where exquisite, luxurious & affordable go together.

A few examples of Ji’s contemporary bentos include the TAIKOMOCHI BENTO, consisted of chahan (Japanese fried rice) served with melt-in-the-mouth 12-hours roasted pork belly, miso & roasted cashew; spicy edamame, mango salad in ponzu dressing, Japanese eggplant tempura. SADA YAIKO BENTO is a vegetarian combination of chilled soba noodles in ginger, rucola and citrus broth; garlic & nori tofu croquettes, mixed salad maki, zucchini with feta, almond, tempe & lemon in sake dressing. To finish off the bento experience is completed with silky chocolate hazelnut cake served with edamame cream, fresh blackberry, and hazelnut crust.

These are the first bentos of contemporary Japanese cuisine on the island, created mindful of another of Ji’s motto: living Bali & Canggu’s beach life to the fullest. Thus: extremely fresh & light, happy & comforting, visually beautiful with distinctive Asian character.

At Ji we believe the happiest place for lunch must be by the sea, with the salty ocean breeze and sparkling blue water view, while watching one of the best surf on the island. Now, Ji aims to elevate this happiness through these Ji contemporary bento.

Ji Bento is available from 12-4pm at Ji Terrace By THE SEA for an exclusive promotion of IDR 110.000/bento including 5 items.

To book a table or to find out more information about Ji Terrace By THE SEA please visit www.jiatbalesutra.com or follow Facebok Ji Restaurant Bali or Instagram @Jirestaurantbali or call +62 361 4731701 or visit the venue on Pantai Batu Bolong street, Canggu – Bali.