A tribute to spring and burdock

A tribute to spring and burdock
Hey there Readers & random passengers!
As I’m writing this entry, outside it is raining and there’s no sign of spring yet. I arrived to the country side friday night and lo and behold: a ‘few kilometers’ further southwards from Zurich, birds are chirping and there’s flowers everywhere.
I made this Bento on tuesday or wednesday… can’t remember since every day has been quite gloomy and rainy and the atmosphere at uni has been getting on my nerves.

Spring Bento! … or not so much

I don’t seem to have found the right people yet and those who I thought were all right turned out to be weird yet almost mean. That’s nothing new to me bu I thought that people at uni would be more mature.
But I guess I can’t pretend too much from classmates who are partially a lot younger than me.. :jupp: Also, I’m not known for being super extrovert and people often think I’m inapproachable but that’s probably because I’m a bit of a loner.
Nevermind, I don’t likely write too much about personal stuff but since almost all of my life revolves around uni and I spent most of my time there it bothers me and I needed to share it with you guys.. (and the world, I know..*rolling eyes*)
Ok, now I whined enough. As I started to write but eventually lost track, this is a Bento I decided to do while under time pressure. And it turned out accordingly…

Quick and fuss-free: my tribute to spring and gobō. Gobō is also called greater burdock, lappa or beggar’s buttons and is probably my number one favourite Japanese vegetable. It is rich in flavour and the texture is devine. Yes, I’m craving for this this root. It is usually stir-fried with carrots, soy sauce and a little mirin and sprinkled with some golden sesame. Or at least that’s how I learned it. :nyan:
Next to the gobō, there’s the shiraae I raved about in the last entry (click) garnished with pickled ginger. In the other receptacle there’s tuna-mayo sandwiches, shrimps and a sakura mochi for dessert.
I’m off to study or rather writing my speech… I managed neverheless to take some pictures here and I hope that on Sunday I will have some time to work in the vegetable patch.
Have a nice and sunny weekend everyone!


18 Responses »

  1. :hello: Neko!
    I’m sorry to hear about the people
    at uni :c but I’m sure you’ll find
    the friendly people because I
    think you are very nice girl with
    good personality! I rather be alone
    than to hang out with the mean
    Again, you are a master in making
    these bento boxes, the shrimps
    looks so nice!

    xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  2. Your bentos are always soooo amazing and look so yummy!! How long does it take you to make them usually?

    Regarding about your uni life and people…I can relate to that. I’m also not an extrovert but an introvert. I wouldn’t say I’m a hard person to approach but I guess a lot of the times I just prefer to be by myself because I work better that way. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. It just proves we are all different and no one person is always the same! I think you’re most likely better off without those people anyway since they don’t seem to take the time to actually get to know you. As long as you’re comfortable and content, I think that’s really all that matters! =)

  3. :hionigiri:
    That’s really sad to hear about your experiences at uni. But don’t loose your strength, keep believing that there are still nice people around you – I guess it will take its time.

    And this bento looks really delicious!! I wanna have a bite of it, too.

  4. Immer wenn ich deine Bentos sehe will ich weinen, weil sowas auch gerne hätte. Das sieht immer so unfassbar lecker aus bei dir! <3

  5. The bento looks delicious <3 I'm sorry to hear about what uni is like :( I'm starting college again in september and I'll be among lots of younger people as well and being an introvert/loner myself, this is something I worry about as well. I hope you'll find some nice people to be around at uni!

  6. :hirabbit: I’m similar – total introvert, and people think I’m a bit standoffish too ^^;; But the people who are meant for you will accept you just the way you are (it’s a cliche for a reason, trust me)!

    If I may ask, how much older are you than your classmates? I’m starting back at uni in October for the second time, and I’m expecting to be *much* older than everyone there (I’m 28 this month…) O_o;

  7. :hello:

    I love your smilie/emoticons and such. :)

    I know what you mean about people out and about…it is ridiculous! OMG I HATE IT. Oh well….

    That food looks delicious though! YUMMY.

  8. Your bentos must be super delicious! I tend to be more of a “loner” when I use to go to school but I think that’s perfectly normal. I’m sure you’ll be able to meet some new nice people whom you’ll get along with. :)

  9. Wow, that bento looks really nice and springish…and yummy too *W*
    Stupid people are everywere, sigh -.- Sorry you had to have them at your uni too.

  10. thank you my beautiful :)
    tell me, the font for your post headers, where did you get it from? you must be a html-crack huh? no really your blog is SO adorable, i love all the little animations and the fonts and the whole design.
    it’s in one word: kawaii :D

    thank you my dear :) i think i’ll wear the lemon dress more often from now on. i had a similar one last year but i thought i looked to fat in it so i resold it … and some days ago i rebought one. für 20€ less than last time XD

    we have to stay in touch my dear. i’m also happy that we found each other. <3


  11. :aiai:

    Hey Love, rant all you want okay? We are in for a little bit of dramatic action at times =P Awesome that Spring is here, so that you will feel better!! I want to stuff the prawn up my mouth, like stuff it up T_T looks so yummy!!! :kitsune:

    Whoa 6 years in relationship and not a word from you on your blog?! >D Girl you are keeping things way too toned down! Come us, throw us some stories and I promise you we will still adore you as always <3


  12. Your bentou is always looks yummy! And no worries, you’ll always have me!
    Even I’m not around your blog sometimes, I’m still in the twitter!

    You can always have me :ii:
    with love, girl :blinkheart:

  13. Wow ねこちゃん、美味しそう〜!I love gobo and I’d love to eat sakuramochi right now :) I really hope you find right people soon, and am sure you will. Hope all is well with you! xo akiko
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