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It's been a while since we've made an anime recipe! But now that Mugen Train is available on Funimation, I knew I had to whip up Rengoku's bento box.
Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) is one of my favorite anime. Yes, it's newer, but it has some absolutely beautiful animation. I've already made a very simple version of Tanjiro's udon from the anime's first season. But now we're going to set our heart ablaze with this dish from the flame hashira Rengoku!
This recipe is probably not exactly what Rengoku had. This is definitely a tad Americanized, and I wanted to make it vegetarian-friendly since I don't eat beef. However, aesthetically it's similar and the flavor is pretty close to what he would have had in Mugen Train! It's also very easy to whip together.
The recipe and ingredients list were put together based off of what I could see in the screenshot from the film; I'm not sure if an official recipe exists out there somewhere. Either way, this is a protein-packed meal that is fit for a demon-fighting hashira.
You can use real beef if you are not concerned about making this dish vegetarian.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
How to make Rengoku's bento:
How did it taste?
Despite being super easy due to being made largely with premade ingredients, this tasted amazing! There was a great balance of light sweetness (from the sweet onion and the mirin) and savory (from the beef). I can definitely understand why Rengoku was chanting, "umai!" when eating this on the train.
Since it was incredibly simple and delicious, I'm ranking this a 10/10 for both ease of replication and taste.
Have a food from an anime that you want me to try to recreate? Let me know in the comments below! Plus, follow me on TikTok to see the behind the scenes of how this was made.
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.