My continuing quest to make packing my lunch an appealing option very quickly led me to the bento box craze, and yes, I have a Mr. Bento and several traditional boxes–which I will blog eventually. Two days ago, though, something much more exciting arrived on my doorstep: a tiffin box from India.
“Tiffin” can be a light snack or it can be a lunch packed to be taken to work. In Mumbai, messengers called dabbawallah deliver thousands of tiffin boxes to office workers every day, with nary a mistake. It is an amazing system and an amazing story; do check it out.
My first tiffin wasn’t traditional dal and curry and naan, but ooh, it was tasty.