The Watering Hole

Hello from just outside Boston!


My name is Margo. I have been avidly reading this site as well as a couple other bento sites. I have made bentos unknowingly for a while, and wanted to learn more things I could do for lunches.

I currently have a fit and fresh lunch on the go kit that I use, and just ordered a set of lock & locks to expand my bento containers (curse you amazon for being out of stock and won't deliver until early may!). continue reading...

Hello from UK

I thought I would pop in and introduce myself.

I am from the UK and have just come across this site and I think it is amazing. It is full of really useful information.

I am hoping to start using Bento to make lunches to take to work and to help me lose weight. I am doing weight watchers and I have a few stone to lose so I am hoping this will also help towards that goal. continue reading...

Greetings from... Florida!

Hi guys!

I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been a lurker for quite some time - though lately more so. I've been really trying to eat right (Lost 7 lbs so far, or around 3.1kg). I love the idea of bentos, but haven't really ventured into buying a real bento yet - mostly because I'd have to mail order it. Though, the way my lunch looks it could probably be called a bento!

A little bit about me: continue reading...

Greetings from Poland

Hi everyone!

It's my first post here and it'll be short since I should be revising for tomorrow vocab test :P

Hmm... I live in Poland and here I study English language. We have lectures twice a week and on Wednesday he had quite a break for some lunch or - how we call it here - second breakfast. I used to eat french fries with my friend + some juice. But the prices in our canteen are higher and higher and it was not so healthy so I decided to start making obentos - I'm anime lovers, that's how I learned about them. continue reading...

Bento Love <3 from MN

Hello everybody!

I am Tala Rayne (not my real name) from MN, USA. I have loved to make obento for a long time, but usually do not actually do it >.< I hope to start again, because it is cute and also to help me with portion control!! I like to eat A LOT!

I went back to Taiwan over winter break and bought some small animal sauce container (like on and some furikake shakers and I want to use them now! <3

Other things I like are: continue reading...

Hi from Missouri

Hey, I'm Adelyn. I'm 18, home-schooled in my last year of school (thank God), and is taken by a very amazing British man these past two years.

I knit, crochet, write, and play video games (mostly RPGs). I'm a first degree black belt in tae kwon do and an assistant teacher helping the tiny tigers (3-6 year old group) on Wednesdays.

I've started up on bento-ing again since my younger brother has a class on Wednesday nights, I just don't document them. lol

Konnichiwa from Melbourne

Hi all~
I have joined this forum for about 2 weeks and have been lurking JustHungry and JustBento for more than a year. I frequent Maki-san's sites for recipes and tips, they're wonderful and revolve around my daily situations quite a bit :]

I am 20, female, over-aged international student who is doing advanced diploma in design, and looking forward to do interior and/or communications design next year in uni. I have not created any online portfolios to showcase my works, but I will.. soon? Maybe via something like myspace or something.. continue reading...

Rice cooker help(do I really need one?)

(An interesting discussion from the forums. Jump in, and enjoy your weekend!)

I do the cooking as my SO has a tendency to burn boiled water. He came with a massive 1-setting cheapo rice cooker, and he doesn’t understand why I want to boot it into space. It’s a 10-cup cooker, at least, and at most we only need a couple cups at a time. I’ve had to resort to cooking rice in a pot so I don’t have to make a cup extra just so it can get burned to the bottom. continue reading...