Lawson Store 100’s premium-priced meal is still a bento bargain.
In Japan, there’s something they call “one-coin” pricing, meaning that you can buy something for 500 yen (US$4.55) or less, since the 500-yen coin is Japan’s largest. Because of that, a lot of places will brag about their 500-yen “one-coin bento” boxed lunches, and while those are often pretty good deals, they’re nowhere near this bargain: the 200-yen (US$1.82) bento.
You can find this ultra-affordable bento at Lawson Store 100, a sub-brand of the Lawson convenience store chain. As the name implies, most of the things at