Bento-Style Dinner

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 10:57 pm

Ever want to make your own custom bento box at home? Learn how to impress your friends with a hearty Japanese meal that can be prepared in under an hour. Ton Katsu curry is a fried Japanese pork cutlet covered in a rich spicy curry. All materials can be found... Read more »

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