Yakitoribento is a box meal sold at a local convenience chain, Hasegawa Store. Introduced on some TV programs, this dish became popular and famous among turists. It goes without saying that it has been loved by local people.
The photo above shows what yakitoribento is like. Left is Shio（塩）flavored with salt and pepper and right is Tare（たれ）flavored with sweet soy sauce. There are 3 different sizes; small, medium and large. The left is medium and the right is large.
There is a knack before eating this dish. There is a good way to pull all the skewers away easily. Opening the lid, you will find dents on the edge of a plastic container. Place skewers on each dent.
Then, use the lid to pull away skewers.
Additional information for Yakitori-bento Yakitori usually means grilled chicken in other parts of Japan. But here in Hakodate, the word Yakitori refers to skewered chunks of meat and use of pork is prevalent. Watch at a picture of the container. A pig is cooking yakitori. So if your religion forbids you to eat pork, I can’t recommend this dish to you.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。