(From the forum - what do you think about men making bentos, and 'manly' bentos?)
Hi All - I am Paul a male at the age of 33 from the Netherlands.
I am working in a relatively fast-paced job. Altough I am half Indonesian (mother 100% Indonesian / Father 100% Dutch) years back I totally fell in love with the Japanese kitchen, culture and country.
I love cooking Japanese myself and after stumbling across the Bento Box I decided to extend this to my lunch as well. I am traveling a lot (national and international) and decided that the Bento Box fits in perfectly to enjoy my lunch regardless of the geographical location.
Well deciding to go for the Bento Box was the easy part, getting a proper Bento Box (not for it's size but for its looks) proofed to be a journey in itself. But it was most defenitely worthwile because along the way I came across some interesting websites of which this one stands out.
Is it just me or aren't there much men out there who included the Bento Box in their daily routine? As I included it in my routine I get nothing but interested and positive feedback from co-workers and even clients I visit as I work from their location. Including the Bento Box in my routine also introduced this wonderfull timeslot in my otherwise hectic schedule wherein I totally relax, enjoy healthy food with pure flavours and recharge to take on the second half of my day.
I have enjoyed recipes from this site and it would be my privilege to contribute by giving back to the community.
Many kind regards,