Traditional Thai Tiffin (Bento), Product of Thailand
The Thai Food Carrier (rod nam dum hua in Thai, tiffin or bento box) has been traditionally used to pack and tranport meals eaten away from home in Thailand. This stackable metal lunchbox container is still in use by Thai people to carry food to the temple (wat), by farmers for carrying meals to the field or by school children for school lunch.
Convenient for modern people, the food carrier may be used to pack an environonmentally friendly lunch, picnic or to bring prepared dishes to a pot-luck. Or bring it along to your favorite takeout restaurant and save on the plastic containers.
The tiffin is a series of stacked containers secured by a tension clip on the side. Each compartment can be filled with a different types of foods or soup. For instance in Thailand a tiffin may carry a curry dish, a clear soup, fried fish and jasmine rice.
In the recent past most Thai people grew, caught, and processed their own food and cooking was done in the home. As there were few restaurants or street vendors in these times, it was necessary to carry your own meals for travel. This type of tiffin box was an therefore an essential piece of kitchenware Restaurants and street vendors (hawkers) did not flourish in Thailand until the development of the modern market system.
Details: Aluminium Thai Food Carrier 4 tiers.The carrier is made from stamped aluminum with a traditional Thai decorative pattern. Diameter of the first 3 sections: width 14 cm (5.51 in), height 6 cm (2.36 in); bottom section width 14 cm (5.51 in), height 7 cm (2.75 in). We recommend washing by hand and drip or towel dry. Product of Thailand.
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