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Mimiji's lunch bento boxGrab lunch in a Bento box at Momiji


3649 Main St./Rte. 209, Stone Ridge

The deal: $10 Lunchtime bento box

If you like your bargain dining in a simple, serene setting, the bento box lunch at this calm Japanese spot should do the trick. Rong Jian Ye (better known as David), opened the restaurant in April last year, and is the “sushi chef, cook, host, waiter — dishwasher sometimes,” he says, laughing. “It’s been crazy this year.”

Ye, a lanky, pleasant young man from Southern China, learned to cook Japanese food at his uncle’s restaurant there, when he was a teenager. After coming to the U.S., he trained for several years in Manhattan, and then cheffed at Hokkaido in New Paltz, a Japanese spot belonging to another uncle. “I don’t even know how to cook Chinese food,” Ye says.

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