Korean Traditional Dosirak - Aluminum Lunchbox (3 Sizes)

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Traditional Korean Lunch Dosirak Box - Aluminum

Pre-1980s, Old School Korean Dosirak

Korean Traditional Dosirak - Aluminum Lunchbox (3 Varieties)


Today, we offer Traditional Korean Dosirak Lunchboxes.

In the 1970s - when Korea was starting its industrialization聽- aluminum was used to mass-produce kitchenware like pots and lunchbox containers.

(These aluminum pots are called yangeun-nembi in Korean 鈥滌枒鞚 雰勲箘鈥.)

Students would place their aluminum lunchboxes on the classroom radiator -聽to keep it hot and steamy until lunchtime.

These golden, aluminum lunch boxes symbolize childhood for many Koreans.

For rich students, their lunchbox included a scoop of white rice, stir-fried kimchi, processed meat (like SPAM) and/or banchan like stir-fried anchovies (myeolchi bokkeum).

For many, their dosiraks were primarily聽barley rice (氤措Μ氚), leftover banchan and maybe... a fried egg.

Dosirak was聽a point for comparison (and bullying) for children during聽these times.

These traditional dosirak lunchboxes are still around in Korea. In fact, you鈥檒l see them at Korean BBQ restaurants to serve old-school dosirak (鞓涬偁 霃勳嫓霛).

Today, we offer 3 sizes of these traditional dosirak containers:

  • 1. Oval Dosirak: 16.7 x 11 x 4.2 cm聽
  • 2. Rectangle Dosirak: 20.5 x 14 x 4 cm
  • 3.聽Flat Rectangle Dosirak: 20.5 x 14.4 x 3.2 cm

How's it made?

The pots are made of 鈥渁nodized鈥 aluminum - the aluminum first undergoes a high electrical wash to oxidize the surface and to produce a rust-resistant surface. Then, it's undergoes a 95C (200F) pressurized steam cycle to finish the protective coating.

If you like the look of these old-school Korean Dosirak containers, use them from time-to-time to keep history alive!

Usage note: these containers conduct heat very well. After scooping-in hot rice or banchans, they will get hot almost immediately (so be conscience of this while handling it).

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Product Highlights

  • Old-School Korean Dosirak Lunchboxes - available in 3 sizes
  • Made of aluminum - popular during 1970-90s in Korea
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Old-School Korean Dosiraks

Do you remember the old days?

When ramen was cooked in golden, aluminum pots at corner shops in Korea.

When students kept their lunchboxes warm on classroom radiators...

- Traditional Korean Dosirak Lunchboxes (3 Sizes) -

Available in 3 sizes

#1. Oval Dosirak

16.7 x 11 x 4.2 cm 

#2. Rectangle Dosirak

20.5 x 14 x 4 cm

#3. Flat Rectangle Dosirak

20.5 x 14.4 x 3.2 cm

The Oval Dosirak is smaller in length, but the tallest among the three.

The Flat Rectangle Dosirak is shorter than the Rectangle Dosirak.

There may be minor scratches, blemishes or imperfections from the production process.

This is typical of aluminum items and does not qualify as "damaged" goods.

- Old-School Lunchbox Recipe -

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