About me

My name is Patricia. I am a 30 year-old Filipino mother of 1 who is very much interested in the art of preparing baon, specifically bento-styled baon. This blog is all about my adventures in making baon for both myself and my 6 year-old daughter who has just started grade school.

What is baon? It is the Filipino term for packed lunch, usually in connection with schoolkids. Thus, Baon Ko Bento literally means “My packed lunch is a bento.”

I have been bringing baon to school since I was myself in preschool, prepared by my mom. My meals were usually not so imaginative; the usual hotdogs, ham, fried chicken, and chicken nuggets, along with the ubiquitous white rice. I have also brought baon occasionally through my working years.

Now that my daughter has started going to school, I want her to be able to bring baon that’s not only nutritious, but also interesting enough for her to want to eat. My main inspiration comes from the Japanese art of bento-making.

I have started seriously cooking only early last year (2010). This blog will also feature some of the recipes that I come up with, and any other cooking adventures (and mishaps!) that I can document. I have also recently discovered the excitement of baking, and that my oven is still actually working. It also has the occasional review of restaurants that my husband and I visit.


10 responses to “About me

  1. Randell

    July 26, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Best of luck with your cooking adventures! =D

  2. Sheila

    September 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    This is cool! πŸ˜‰ I love cooking too! Good luck, Pat!

  3. Paolo

    January 2, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Nice blog! Will look forward to more food/cooking adventures πŸ˜€ By the way, are you thinking of adding a blogroll on your sidebar? Would you mind adding my blog to it? πŸ˜€

    • baonkobento

      January 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM


      Yeah I should actually get a move on and add a blog roll / links on my sidebar. Thanks for reminding me. Of course I don’t mind adding yours. πŸ™‚

  4. Cristine

    January 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Wow, very nice blog! I only started my interest in checking out different blogs a few days ago. Yours is great really. I’ll surely drop by again

    • baonkobento

      January 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM

      Hi Cristine! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m glad you found mine. I’m looking forward to seeing you around again.

  5. Ian Prince Garvilles

    February 10, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Boss Pat! Ang ganda ng blog site mo .. hindi ko tinigilan basahin lahat.. bukas naman ulit. haha..


    • baonkobento

      February 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

      Prince! Thanks for dropping by! Naks, salamat din sa pagbasa. Balik ka ulit!~ πŸ˜€

  6. mrsled

    February 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    I am overwhelmed and fascinated that so much time and trouble can be taken in just doing lunch .boxes. My daughter could well do with reading your blogs so I think that I shall send her your link. She has three children at school and is always looking for ways of getting them to eat what is in the box.
    Thank you for the enjoyment and I look forward to reading more

    I see that your name is Patricia, mine is PatrEcia…
    nice to know you and keep up the good work.

    • baonkobento

      February 13, 2011 at 2:37 AM

      Hi Patrecia! I’m tickled to death that we have almost the same name. Thanks again for stopping by!

      I’m honored that you will send her my link, and I do hope I can help her in any way. I’ve really enjoyed my cooking adventures so far, and I am excited to share what I have learned.


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