Train attendants from different routes show off their lunch boxes during the 2016 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition in Taipei. Once served as no-frills sustenance for train travellers in Taiwan, simple rice lunch boxes are selling in their millions across the island, a food trend fuelled by nostalgia. Photos: AFP

Retro Taiwan lunch boxes milk nostalgia for slow train journeys

Meals of meat, pickles and rice once a staple of rail travel are a comfort-food choice for fans today – even if they’re not travelling, they can buy one when passing a train station or at a convenience store

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Train attendants from different routes show off their lunch boxes during the 2016 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition in Taipei. Once served as no-frills sustenance for train travellers in Taiwan, simple rice lunch boxes are selling in their millions across the island, a food trend fuelled by nostalgia. Photos: AFP
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