My name is Claudia, and I've been passionate about food my whole life. Right now, I reside in Hong Kong. I've lived in several countries including Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, which explains my eclectic food preferences. I enjoy eating everything from pasta and burgers to curry, sushi, dim sum and chicken's feet.
I'm a self-taught cook who loves to cook because I love to eat. The food I make at home is usually fairly quick and easy to prepare. Complicated, involved dishes, I feel, are best enjoyed at restaurants. In total opposition to what I've just said, though, I don't mind spending a little longer preparing a special bento.
I started making bento mainly for portion control, but I've found it has been a very rewarding and creative experience. Bento combines several of my interests - food, art, and a love for Japanese culture. I enjoy making kyaraben bento (character/art bento) using natural ingredients that follow the bento philosophy of balance, taste and presentation. I try my best to avoid food dye and to create an artistic design that is also tasty and appealing to eat.
My blogs contain snippets of my life, expressed in the food I'm eating (CLOUD9 FOOD) and in random rantings & personal blog entries CLOUD9 LIFE.
Please feel free to contact me (Claudia) at email@example.com