I'm a 25 year old Medical Student from the UK and I actually stumbled accross Bentos whilst browsing Devianart and I thought "hey, I could start doing that!"
I am fed up of boring sandwiches and yoghurt for lunch and absolutely fell in love with the idea of these beautiful packed lunches! Plus there is something very "comforting" for me about bentos as I grew up reading ALOT of anime and manga when I lived in Duesseldorf and I can distinctly remember seeing bentos represented alot in those comics/films and thinking how much I would love to try it :) being one of 5 kids though I couldnt ask for something so complicated, but now I live alone I'm giving it a start!
I also live on the "slimming world" food plan, which basically cuts out bread and a lot of other carbs, but I am allowed as much rice and noodles etc as I want, balanced with plenty of fruit and veg! And Onigiri, to me, are the perfect way to have rice at lunch which is easy to eat and transport :)
Have made some onigiri tonight in fact for the first time and it was so much fun! Filled them with chopped up tofuballs. They are cooling in the kitchen as I type this, ready for my lunch tomorrow :)
I also noticed when making them that the seaweed sheets have an extremely comforting smell for me, as it reminds me of being shopping with my girlfriends as a teenager in Duesseldorf, in the Japanese part of town and walking past one of the massive sushibars :)
so yeah, here I am :)
thanks for having me :)
Om nom nom