Guten Tag from Germany

Fayet
Bento-ing from: Freiburg › Germany
Joined: 13 May 2009
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Hello everybody!

Being boring as I am I couldn't think of a fancy titel, and just followed the mainstream.

I stumbled over bento making a few days ago, when me and a few friends decided to skip the cafeteria for good now. I'm a full time university student, and spent most of my time working on either my master thesis or my job as an assistant researcher to a professor. Both those things combined equal lots of time spent at university, and zero time to eat. And our cafeteria starts to get boring - after four years of living here, the foods starts to come out of my ears.

That's when making bento entered the picture.

I googled it for the first time on sunday, started lurking here on monday, and as of today I carry my first bento in my bag with me. It contains noodles, brokkoli, carrots and a good amount of soy sauce, plus some homemade cherry joghurt, and I'm very proud of myself. Currently I'm eying a very pretty pink "real" bento box, but for now the cheap boxes from Migros have to do the job - and they are doing it quite fine so far.

I'm looking forward to learn a lot about new recipes, bento boxes and change my way of eating and cooking. Oh, and as a broke student, I'm of course looking forward to save some money in the long run. All in all I think making bentos will help me develope a new sense for the food I'm eating. I'm a picky eater, and maybe I'll discover new things and open my mind a bit. Plus I can converse better with my boyfriend, who's a fan of japanese food and would walk a thousand miles for a good suhsi - while I don't even like fish.. ^___^

I'm looking forward to meet all of you!

~Fayet

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maki
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

Hi Fayet, and welcome to the forums, and the world of bento too! :)

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

Hi there. We in turn will look forward to German variations on bento food. I do wish there was some way you could include Kaiserschmarrn in a bento!

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Fayet
Bento-ing from: Freiburg › Germany
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

^Well, if you don't stick to the japanese food ratio (you know, so many parts protein, veggies ect) I'm sure you can put Kaiserschmarrn into a Bento - as the sweet snack or a side dish maybe? A problem might be that Kaiserschmarrn taste best served hot and freshly made, and eating it cold takes a huge part of the fun out of it. I've never had cold german pancakes or Kaiserscharrn (which, by the way, would be an austrian dish :D), but I'll try some ideas and let you know how it goes. :)

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

Yes. That's what I meant - they have to be hot and freshly made or they'd just turn into doughy lumps. I know it's an Austrian dish, but it seems to be ubiquitous in Germany. And so delicious.

Fayet
Bento-ing from: Freiburg › Germany
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

^yeah, we love it here. I mean, looking back in history (like, charles the great, around the year 800) it was all one and the same country.. ;) Indeed Kaiserschmarrn is rather popular here in the south of germany, whereas in the north it's not unkown, but just not served at most places. I was born in the middle of germany, and there we rarly make it. We prefer pancakes, called "Eggpancakes" by my grandma.. I guess you CAN make bentos out of those, though: Just make easy, very thin pancakes, without much spices in there (just a tiny pinch of salt in the dough), let cool, fill after your liking and take it with you - just like you would do with a wrap? If they are REALLY thin, almost crepe like, you could use it. I need to try it!

thebiganimefan
Bento-ing from: South Jersey › New Jersey › USA
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Re: Guten Tag from Germany

Hallo!! Welcome to the exciting world of bento!!! ( Sorry, I've been really excited since I got the account...)

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