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BENTO intro Workshop with Shiso Delicious


Friday 21 July (FULLY BOOKED)

Start 6pm, finish around 10pm
£60 per person
Blighty India Cafe, 266 High Rd, Tottenham, London N15 4RR 
3 minute walk from Seven Sister’s tube (12 minutes journey from Oxford Circus on Victoria Line)

All workshops are plant based (no meat or dairy) and include:

  • Welcome drink or tea
  • Demo/hands-on workshop + style your own bento (boxes provided)
  • Sit down and eat together
  • Ebook with recipes from the workshop + shopping list emailed to you after the event
  • Methods, inspiration and know-how to get started on making your own bentos straight away!

Limited places, if you have questions or like to book please email: shisodelicious@gmail.com

Our venue Blighty India:

"Lovely venue and easy to reach" ... "very cool and relaxed atmosphere" ... "the kitchen is great and perfect for workshops"

What is a BENTO? 

A Bento is a hugely popular style of packed lunch originating from Japan. Mostly home-made, it’s based around rice with a selection of side dishes packed in a box.

Image from Wikipedia, credit: Kraig Donald

Image from Wikipedia, credit: Kraig Donald

Shiso Delicious’ shisobento is a little different. Quick and easy to make, full of vegetables and flavour, it is plant based (vegetarian/vegan), include some raw dishes and is free from dairy and gluten.


If you want to learn how to make easy, affordable and delicious healthy lunches and are interested in Japanese flavours, then this workshop is for you!

Who is Shiso Delicious?

Shiso Delicious, aka Sara Kiyo Popowa is a London-based designer, blogger, food photographer and Instagrammer @shisodelicious. Being half-Japanese, half-Bulgarian, brought up in Sweden and into natural eating since childhood she's come to specialise in east-west plant-based recipes, and hacks to eat healthily and mindfully every day. For the past 3 years Sara has developed a unique style of making bentos on Instagram where some even call her 'Queen of Bento' ;) She's excited to offer this wealth of knowledge and creativity to a real-life audience through workshops. Explore #shisobento


What will I learn at this workshop?

This demo-style workshop is for anyone with an interest in eating healthier and/or Japanese food. 

You don’t need to own, or bring, a bento box for this workshop. A simple cliplock box is a great place to start!

Bring a notebook :)

You will learn: 

Basic bento principles, including tools
Basic Japanese ingredients*: Sushi rice, rice noodles, seaweeds, sesame seeds, umesu (salty plum vinegar), rice vinegar and more
Spice blend making
Bento prep hacks  
Storing ingredients correctly
Simple ways of organising your week of homemade lunches

*ingredients are easy to source at well-stocked supermarkets and / or health food shops 

You will leave the workshop with:

Methods, inspiration and know-how to get started on making your own bentos straight away  
A recipe collection (pdf) mailed to you
A shopping list, including where to buy (pdf) mailed to you

There will be some nibbles along the way, and at the end of the workshop we'll sit down together and eat everything that's been made!

All recipes are free from dairy and gluten and made from simple fresh ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets. 

I hope to see you there! 

Sara Kiyo ♡ 

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