What first strikes you in a bento box is not how good it is, but how good it looks. That's because the art of making a bento box, or Japanese lunchbox is all about the assembling - specifically, of colour, texture and also, taste. In Japan, where the culture originates - almost 5 billion bento boxes are made at home annually - with parents usually fussing over how to make rice, vegetables, and meat look enticing for picky kids. Well, look below for a simple guide to making your own bento by one of Singapore's leading bento box artists. And, try out four recipes from chicken kimbap to vietnamese summer rice rolls that fit snugly in your lunchbox.