Food and Leisure

3 for P188 crazy combo at Daiso Japan

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Ever wondered how the Japanese make those elaborate charaben (character bento) or those fancy cookies that are too cute to eat? Stop wondering and get cooking because Daiso Japan offers its  “3 for P188” crazy combo on most baking and bento tools.

The popular price point store, home of all things kawaii, offers a complete array of colorful, cute and unique implements to help you bake like a pro and make your own beautiful bento. Also, every item in the store is affordable, which gives you more reason to engage in these stress-busting pastimes.

Some basic tools such as cookie cutters, silicone cups and baking molds — plus a dash of creativity — could go a long way in the kitchen. If you’re making cupcakes, don’t forget to put pastry bags in your cart for the icing on your cupcake.

With Daiso Japan’s “3 for P188” crazy combo, you can save P25 per item as you build your collection of bento and baking tools. That’s a great deal, even lower than P88 per item, for which Daiso Japan is known.

If you want to impress officemates or delight your kids with a visually appetizing lunchbox, follow this simple, step-by-step guide on how to put together a bento, Japanese style.

• Look for a container or a bento box in which you will assemble your food. Elongated ones are highly recommended as these can be divided into small sections for more variety in your meal. Daiso Japan carries a wide selection of bento boxes for both young and old. Some even come with a two-piece cutlery set like a spoon and fork or fork and knife. 

• Pick up some food dividers and silicone cups that you will need to separate items, keeping the wet food items from mixing with the dry ones. Daiso Japan sells food dividers and lunchbox sheets in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes that you can mix and match. Pick colorful ones for added visual impact.  Colorful sticks with cute fruit or animal heads are a great way to keep small foods together and are offered at three for P188.

• Plan your meal. For a bento box that’s filling, it’s important to plan a balanced and well-portioned meal. Include veggies, fruits, some kind of protein and carbs like rice or bread in your bento.

• If you want to inject a theme, use cookie cutters and baking molds to create different characters out of eggs, bread, veggies, and fruits.

• Assemble your bento box. Carefully lay each item in the box, using dividers when necessary and making sure that everything is tightly packed.  

Daiso Japan is one of the retail formats operated by Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., which holds the exclusive sub-license to sell authentic Daiso merchandise from Japan and operates the legitimate Daiso Japan store concept in the Philippines. Prices start from P88.












  • Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with