First ever Japanese Ekiben (Train Bento) Store in France, Paris Gare de Lyon

Ekiben Store France Paris-Gare de LyonEKIBEN has arrived in France!

East Japan Railways and partner Nihon Restaurant Enterprise (NRE) will be opening a limited time first-ever Japanese Ekiben (Train bento) lunchbox shop is in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Paris-Gare de Lyon is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. (Source – Wiki)

It opens from 1 December 2015 and ends 31 January 2016 – Hurry now!

With exhibition ventures in Singapore and Taiwan, this time, East Japan Railways and NRE aims to spread the BENTO culture even further overseas to France. The store, aside from the delicious lunch boxes for sale, will also showcase an introduction of over 130 years history and charm of BENTO in Japan.

Bento, Japanese box lunches has been steadily gaining interest and popularity all around world. I am so totally jelly that France has a Ekiben store!

At this ekiben shop, there will be exclusively created Ekibens for Paris – named the “Paris-Lyon lunch”, as well as other Ekiben lunchboxes that incorporates local produce and meat such as the well known Charolais cattle in France. And of course the elements of washoku (Japanese cuisine) such as  tempura, sushi, pickles, traditional Japanese food cooked food are also in the menu.Ekiben France Paris-Gare de LyonEkiben France Paris-Gare de LyonEkiben France Paris-Gare de LyonEkiben France Paris-Gare de LyonEkiben France Paris-Gare de Lyon

 (Images provided and copyright of NRE)

Check out the 5 types of bento boxes for sale.

All of them look absolutely delicious and so pretty! Gosh, I want to try all of them.

Now… anyone can pack me in a luggage to France? haha

Want to know more about Ekiben (Train Bentos) and even check out NRE’s bento factory in Japan? Read more in my earlier blog postings.

EKIBEN (limited time)

Address: France Paris Gare de Lyon Hall in 2

Sales period December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) – January 31, 2016 (Sun)

Opening hours: 8 am to 8pm

  • Adeline Cheong
    October 24, 2015

    Hi Shirley,

    Today attended your workshop in Oishii Japan, I’m keen to join your workshop.
    Pls let me know any upcoming workshop.


    • Little Miss Bento, Shirley Wong
      October 26, 2015

      Hello Adeline

      Thank you so much for attending my workshop. Sure, I will add your email into my mailing list!