Eki-ben - bento boxes sold at train stations that incorporate regional dishes or special local ingredients - have a long tradition in Japan. Celebrating that tradition, this very popular shop inside Tokyo station sells 170 different eki-ben from various stations throughout Japan - all freshly prepared.
For those who have trouble choosing, the shop lists the top-ranked bento by popularity - grilled Yonezawa beef from Yamagata, seafood omelettes from Niigata, and beef tongue from Sendai are at the top of the list.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.