soy sauce bottle

Bento: たれびん (tarebin) sauce bottle

soy sauce bottle


【 たれびん・tarebin 】sauce bottle

Sauce bottles are quite a necessity in Japan with the 弁当 (べんとう) bento culture. Soy sauce for sushi, sauce for the エビフライ (ebifurai) fried shrimp or トンカツ (tonkatsu) pork cutlet, or even 黒蜜 (くろみつ)brown sugar syrup for sweets. Up until half a century ago, sauce bottles were either glass or ceramic, but a company in Osaka invented a polyethylene version, which has since become the standard たれびん.