The second helping of Hawai‘i’s Bento Box Cookbook is here!  Local chef Susan Yuen, who authored the first book in 2008, presents the second course of her appetizing and visually stimulating cookbook.  As the bento box continues its popularity with all ages in Hawai‘i, this unique cookbook is another great source for moms and dads looking for new ways to feed their kids.  It provides fanciful food that is nutritious, delicious and fun to eat.  Yuen creates a whole new assortment of unique bento that result in the perfect meal for all children— even the pickiest of eaters.

This second helping includes 75 new bento masterpieces your child is sure to enjoy.  Included are recipes such as Crab Rolled Omelet, Reindeer Musubi with Garlic Butter Shrimp and Mushrooms, Piggy with Chinese-Style Corn Soup, and more.  By popular demand, more sandwich creations are included that require no cooking time and little prep time.  These creations are perfect for your child’s lunchbox, a picnic in the park, or a family-day at the beach.  Also included is a comprehensive section with over 45 delectable recipes to be used in your bento box creations.

Not only will you enjoy the interactive experience of creating imaginative food, your children will enjoy fun, fanciful meals, featuring Hawai‘i’s unique cuisine.

About the Author:

Susan Yuen, a former sous-chef at local eateries Palomino Euro-Bistro and Kincaid’s, is a resident of Honolulu.  From Hilo originally, Yuen moved to Honolulu where she quickly made her name in the food industry.  In 2002, she gave birth to her first child, Paige, which consequently halted her days in the food industry as she dedicated her life to being a mother and wife.  She authored the book Hawai‘i’s Bento Box Cookbook, Fun Lunches for Kids and later began the successful blog Hawai‘i’s Bento Box Cookbook, Bentos and More for Kids. She and her husband Mark have two children, Paige, 7, and Sean Patric, 3.

Upcoming Events:

Susan Yuen will be signing copies of her new cookbook on the following dates:

  • May 1st, Barnes and Noble, Ala Moana, noon
  • May 1st, Borders- Ward, 3pm
  • May 2nd, Japanese Cultural Center, 10:30am
  • May 2nd, Borders-Waikele, 2pm
  • May 4th, Marukai- Dillingham Store, 10-11 am
  • May 4th, Marukai- Ward Store, 1-2 pm
  • May 8th, Hickam AFB, 11am- noon
  • May 8th, Borders- Pearlridge, 1pm
  • May 9th, Costco-Waipio, 1pm
  • May 15th, Costco- Iwilei, 1pm
  • May 22nd, Barnes and Noble, Kahala Mall 1pm
  • May 29th, Borders-Kaneohe, 1pm

Look out in the near future as Hawaii Book Blog will be reading and reviewing Susan Yuen’s newest book, Hawaii’s Bento Box Cookbook, Second Course.