Christmas Giveaway Day 21: Bento

Bento is a “personal database” solution for OS X, suited to any number of different tasks. It’s very versatile, and could be used for anything from managing contacts to planning events. It integrates well with the iLife suite, can import/export data to various other OS X applications, and has a fully functional iPhone companion app.

We have five full licenses to give away, so read on for more information about the app, and to find out how to enter!

Winners Announced

We’ve picked the five Bento winners, and I’m pleased to let you know that they are:

  • David Clegg
  • Isaak Kwok
  • Tim (this Tim, to be precise)
  • Okky Ghofoer
  • Brandon Vaughan

Congratulations! I’ve passed your information on to the developer, and your license should arrive soon (Christmas may cause a slight delay, but don’t worry – they’ll come through at some point!)

About Bento

Bento is a highly regarded “personal database” application for OS X, allowing you to keep track of almost anything you can imagine. From your book collection to a summary of potential new apartments – it’s useful for a whole range of different needs.



Our Review of Bento

For more information about Bento, I’d strongly recommend giving our review a quick read. Here’s a summary of our thoughts:

Bento is a flexible personal database for OS X, allowing you to stay organized and manage anything from a cub scout pack to a list of recipes. The iPhone application makes all your data completely portable, and synchronization works well.

Our Version 3 Update

We also posted an updated overview of Bento when Version 3 was released, outlining a few of the new features. We found that:

Bento 3 is a welcome update that brings iPhoto integration, sharing and security to the application. The application feels even more like an extension of Apple’s iLife suite.

How to Enter

This is a novel one! Because the name “Bento” comes from “a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine“, we’d like you to leave a comment letting us know your all-time favourite food.

We’ll select the winning comments at random in 24 hours time, and will update this post with details of the winners shortly afterwards.

A big thanks to FileMaker, the developers of Bento, for sponsoring the competition. Good luck, and be sure to follow us or subscribe so that you can find out if you’re a winner!


Today’s Web.AppStorm Giveaway: SpiderOak

Don’t forget to check out what’s going on over at Web.AppStorm! Today they’re giving away a few memberships for SpiderOak.

SpiderOak is a player in the online storage space. Featuring the ability to backup your documents online, synchronize those documents, and safely share them others, SpiderOak is one of the top apps in this genre.

Read more and enter the competition.

Our Christmas Wallpapers

In case you missed it, we’ve also created a bunch of festive wallpapers to get your desktop in the Christmas spirit. Here’s a quick preview!



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  • My favorite food is coincidentally, Japanese. I love salmon, any type, raw sashimi, sushi rolls or just smoked salmon. Gotta have it with extra strong wasabi and soya sauce as well :)

  • Sushi!

  • Japanese or Thai. I love spicy things! :)

  • Marks and Spencer’s California Roll pack sushi…simply divine!

  • Marks and Spencer’s California Roll Sushi…simply divine!

  • Doesn’t get much better than a corn-fed Nebraska steak!

  • Filet Mignon

  • Sushi

  • Spicy Indian food!

  • I like Mexican food. Tacos, quesadillas, etc…

  • My all-time favorite food is fried rice with eggs. Whenever I went to a restaurant, my default menu is fried rice with eggs. Preferably combined with avocado juice. I can’t think of anything else better.

  • I love Japanese food!

  • burrito

  • Crunchy Lobster Roll

  • Sushi

  • Bento is the best app and I would love a copy!

    My all-time favourite food is LAKSA.

    Laksa is mainly a malaysian dish although most asian countries have their own variation. Laksa is a spicy soup filled with noodles, fish, tofu, coconut and vegetables amongst other things.

    Absolutely delicious. If you get a chance to try it, take the opportunity.

  • I’m italian and so I love every kind of PASTA

  • Pizza

  • Favorite food of all time = Kimchi :D. yes yes, i know it’s korean not japanese like bento, but what can i say, it’s delicious.

  • My favorite meal would be nice juicy T-Bone steak with mashed potatoes…

  • Cheesecake…

  • Pizza w/o tomato.

  • i love steamed dumplings !!!

  • Cheesy Chips. nothing better than a plate of those

  • It’s a tie between India and Thai food.

  • kebab

  • Butter chicken..mmm..which is Indian by the way :)

  • My all time favorite food is Teriyaki Chicken with white rice!

  • This answer should not disqualify me because I can’t pick one favorite – I love food and have had too many good meals to pick one.

  • I love soups. If I had to pin one down in particular, I would have to say Deborah Madison’s Quinoa, Corn, and Spinach Chowder. Give me that and fresh bread, some cheese and olives and I’m good. Add a newspaper or a magazine, some music, and a spot by a window and I’m good for hours.

  • Bento, cool!

  • I’m Italian, therefore my favourite food is Pizza! :D

  • My favorite food is Pizza, but I also like asian food.

  • Sushi

  • Favorite food of all time: Pizza.

  • Anything cooked with coconut milk.

  • I love spaghetti carbonara

  • Ooh! Fancy! My favorite food would be… sushi, I guess!

  • Turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving with cranberry on them. I know it sounds gross, but it really is divine.

  • Lasagne of course :D

  • My favorite food would just happen to be Sushi. I love the “Chuck Norris” Roll form Miso Harney’s in Oceanside California.

    Thanks for the great giveaway’s.

  • Pizza. I simply just love pizza in all shapes and sizes.

  • Squids with their ink

  • Talking of bento, it’s never without Omusubi (boiled rice ball wrapped with laver), Tamago-yaki (rolled-egg) and Umeboshi (plum pickles). Bento has a history of over 1,000 years in Japan, but unfortunately bento of a kind, which is not only homemade but also rough, have increased in these years.

  • I enjoy Spaghetti bolognese

  • Fillet Mignon, definitely. Pizza too!

  • I love Pesto… Because of Pesto I got into cooking and learned to make a lot more pasta… So ya, if you treat me to an Italian restaurant, get ready to empty your wallet. :D

  • Thai or Indian food – especially spicy hot curries.

  • Bolognese Pasta

  • I’m a huge, huge fan of italian. Specifically, pasta!

  • Throw something spicy and hot at me and I’ll take it with pleasure! Most of the Singaporean foods like Chilli Crab, or our famous Chicken rice with the sweet chilli sauce will do just fine thank you!

  • Spicy Thai Greenbeans with Chicken

  • my home-made guacamole

  • My favorite meal is a meal that I’m surrounded buy my friends and family that we all have contributed to just having a great time. Food always taste better when you are having a great time. with Bento I could finally start a address book that could help me track everyone and events and contribute to my small business. Bento would help me make friends and have more favorite meals

  • French Pot Roast

  • It’s got to be Christmas Dinner: Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Carrots, Stuffing, Yorkshire Puddings, Christmas Pudding… Mmmm!

  • All time favorite food: ironically, Japanese fried rice. Merry Christmas!

  • Lately it’s been Bibimbap, a Korean mixed rice dish.

  • Chocolate. I eat more than my girlfriend.

  • Mexican food

  • Pecan Pie

  • Pizza! lol :-)

  • Gotta stay true to my roots… I looooove pasta!!

  • By far the hands down best food in the world is chicken curry with dumplings! AMAZING!!!

  • Sunday roast Lamb, all the trimmings. Roast potatoes (have to use the fat from the meat to crisp them up), all the vegetables, stuffing home made, cauliflower cheese, homemade gravy made from the dish the meat was cooking in. Some horseradish sauce or mint and sorted :)

    Can you tell I like cooking :P

  • Lasagne

  • My favourite is Tempura bento.

  • My All-Time favourite food is a Meal my Grandmother makes when we come home once a year. It’s german cuisine and is called “Gefüllte Klöse” :-)

  • Pastrami Rueben

  • My favorite food currently is Yakisoba with shrimp.

  • All time favorite food: Eggplant Parmesan, as made by my mother. It’s fantastic.

  • I can only make Spaghetti, so Spaghetti :D

  • Sauerbraten ;-)

  • Real BELGIAN frites. American people didn’t seem to know Belgium doesn’t equal France when they discovered the frites :D

  • My choice is: kotlet schabowy :)

  • Me want!


  • Peruvian cousine is by far the best in the world: Cebiche(citrus-marinated seafood), Anticuchos(cow hart in a stick), Pachamanca(cooked underground), Escabeche, Lomo Saltado, Papa a la Huancaina, Pisco Sour, Chicha morada(Purple corn), Tacacho, Causa rellena, Arroz con pato(Green Rice and Duck), Cabrito a la norteña, Cuy Chactado (Spicy Guinea Pig). Etc…

    Take a look
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  • My favourite food is a bacon and banana toasted sandwich :P

  • Well, first time I try this “competition” hehe

    The food that I love most is basically deserts!!! It is food, isn’t it? hehehe

  • My all-time favorite would have to be Mexican (beef machaca or beef chili colorado or goat chili verde depending on the day.) Second to that is anything loaded with chilies – Vietnamese (phô), Thai (phad thai) or Korean (bulgogi).

  • Chicken and Broccoli served at pretty much any Chinese Restaurant.

  • Love me some sushi! Hmm a Bento box for lunch (and my computer) sounds yummy.

  • It really is all about lasagna; pasta + meat = brilliance!

  • A tie between any pizza and Belgian Dark Chocolate ice cream!!!!! yeeehaa!!

  • I like seafood so much!

  • My mom’s cooking

  • I guess you might think this is a bit of a copout, but I don’t have any one specific favorite food. I love to explore food from different countries, so as long as the food is well-prepared, I’m interested. That said, I love spicy food, especially Thai and Indonesian.

  • Nothing beats homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for that smooth, buttery, oatey, chocolate filled goodness. Were I trapped on a desert island with only one food from the mainland, I’d want that food to be oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

  • Thai and Pizza all the way!

  • My favorite food happens to be sushi. It’s got a texture that I can’t quite find anywhere else, and the blend of rice and well-prepared raw fish is difficult to beat.

    I’m at a tossup between my favorite nigiri, though. I enjoy the masago as a treat within my orders, eating one at the beginning of the meal and one at the very end. The sake (salmon) is also one of my favorites.

    Best thing about these is that they can also go in Bento boxes!

  • It’s a toss up between pizza and Indian food from a specific restaurant near DC.

  • I like Mus-sa-man Kai(มัสมั่น in Thai). It’s like Japanese curry.

  • Sushi, pizza, fried chicken!

  • Grandma’s Thanksgiving sweet potato, topped with brown sugar and pecans!

  • Thai, Sushi and fried chicken!

  • Tails down, it’s gotta be lobster.

  • I love the potato salad I make, not only because of the unique flavor, but also because the only time I make it is when we get together with family and friends.

    Would love a copy of Bento. My evaluation copy just expired last month. With 22 grandkids to buy Christmas gifts for, I couldn’t afford to purchase the software right now.

  • Give me some spaghetti and meatballs any day of the week! I’ll take a copy of Bento too! :) @joelwires

  • I think my favorite dish has to be filet mignon phở. Definitely great to eat anytime of the year, but especially now since it’s so cold out.

  • It took some wine, but I finally agreed
    To try that dish of dead fish and seaweed- Pat Donohue

  • I’m from Atlanta, so my favorite food would have to be good ole southern fried chicken. Throw some mashed potatoes with gravy on the side and I’m good for a food coma. :)

  • Rack of Lamb

  • I am partial to eggs. They’re versatile and delicious, except those old Balut ones! Favorite preparation is probably over medium! With Bento, I’d create a database of egg recipes.

  • Pierogi ruskie – dumplings with cheese topped with fried onions

  • I’m from malaysia, and my favorite food is a Malay Food – Nasi Lemak!

  • Pizza !!! For sure !!!

  • I just love sushi/general raw fish. =D (Sashimi)

  • Home-made hungarian gulyas (

  • hmmm Green Curry.

  • Thai, most certainly!

  • I am Korean, and I really enjoy Kimchi over steamed rice!
    Thank You!

  • An angus burger with cheddar cheese and smoked applewood bacon :)

  • Sudanese beans with peanuts salad, Hungarian chicken paprika, Spanish tortilla, Mexican salad, Japanese curry with rice, and a nice BIG Christmas dinner ;) now that’s heart attack in a pack

  • Bratwurst & sauerkraut!

  • Definently Buffalo Wings, mmmmm.

  • Vietnamese pho is the best

  • Another vote for sushi in my Bento box!

  • I like california rolls..(is it a kind of sushi?), I also like Japanese Ramen, especially in winter time….(I am hungry now!!!)

  • Tasty Tasty Meat. Tenderloin seared on the outside and still pink on the inside. Ahhhh heaven.

  • I like california rolls..(is it a kind of sushi?), I also like Japanese Ramen, especially in winter time….(I am hungry now!!!)

  • Anything tempura!

  • I really like shoarmas!

  • Foie gras poêlé. Mmm, yummy…

  • I would have to go with Pasta, nothing can beat a good pasta.

  • Thai food!

  • A bento full of suchis & sashimis is also hard to beat. :-)

  • Bread with swiss cheese, sardines, lettuce, and curry paste.

  • There is a Japanese steakhouse here in Winnipeg called Ichiban and their food is amazing. I usually do a chicken and steak stirfry with chicken livers to start. Delicious.

  • Mac n’ Cheese!

  • My mom’s homemade chili!! The best!!

  • Thai food, the best food ever!

  • I hve to go with a huge stack of Ribs!!!! with a backed potato…. that’s a winner right there!!

  • Grilled salmon

  • Japanese soup noodles!

  • Shepard pie is quite nice in this time of year :)

    good luck everyone :D

  • Oooh, Bento!

    Well, my all-time favourite dish is Pad Thai, and so far the best I’ve every had is at this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant by our local train station. A friend of the family who does a lot of traveling says it’s the most authentic she’s had outside of Thailand. Mmm, yum. Now it’s making me hungry for lunch!!!

  • Fondue :)

  • Cheese Fondue :)

  • Thai curry

  • Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! :)

  • Takeaway from my favourite local Indian Restaurant (Diwan, Birmingham, UK), as follows:

    Pilau rice
    Aloo begum
    Tarka dall
    Saag Balti

    Mmmmmm, now I’m feeling hungry!

  • I try Bento once and had to say that is a great way to pack a meal… but I love Pizza!

  • Gyudon!

  • I’m going to have to say the dish my Mom would always make on my birthday…lasagna.

  • Fish Tacos!

  • Sushi, for sure. A nice mix of sashimi and a spider roll.

  • Indian food!

  • I’m going to have to say the dish my Mom always cooked for my birthday…lasagna.

  • Christmas Dinner!

  • It would have to be chicken casserole.

  • I am man of simple tastes, a good Beef and Broccoli from a good Chinese place.

  • Its hard to pinpoint a favorite food, but my favorite style of food is Italian.

  • I love the various variations of lamb roasted on a verticle grill. Greek Gyros, Middle Eastern Shorma and the Turkish Donor.

  • I love Mexican food :) Not one specific dish–everything!

  • Favorite food is pizza from a local italian restaurant called LaRosa’s. They have a foccacia pizza that is to die for.

  • My favorite food is spaghetti with thick meat sauce. I’m not italian but should have been as the whole italian food scene is one of my favorites.


  • I have many favorite foods. Right now, though, I’m pregnant, so there are a lot of foods I’m not suppose to eat…and those tend to be the foods I crave the most! Sushi, Italian subs, crackers with brie…shoot, I’m making myself hungry.

  • I could eat feta cheese all day long.

  • Toasted Bacon and Egg sarny!!!

  • Favourite food is spaghetti squash.

  • meat =)

  • I would have to go with Mexican. Chimichangas!

  • Pizza is the best! ^_^

  • Pan friend camel liver!

  • meat meat meat

  • With a Mennonite background I enjoy cottage cheese perogies with cream gravy smothered on top with farmer sausage.

  • Taco Salad – with chili as the sauce. MMMMM….

  • Chicken-fried steak

  • Bacon.

  • Sushi I’t melt in my mount >.<

  • Sea food…Go Shrimps! :D

  • Pizza :)

  • Favorite food: Greek tiropitas — cheese triangles. I think it’s a ricotta/feta mixture inside filo dough.

  • i LOVE Spaghetti/noodles and any kind of PASTA. Couldn’t live without it!

  • My favorite food is THAI especially Pad Thai noodles.

  • eggplant parm

  • Probably Sag Aloo, containing spicy curry, spinach, and potatoes.

  • My all-time favorite would have to be my grandmother’s gumbo…it’s truly a thing of beauty (for as long as it lasts anyway…which isn’t too long! :D )


  • Probably it’s pizza – can’t live without it.

  • One of my favorites is a teriyaki chicken rice bowl from a local restaurant named Bento. Its one of my favorite places to go.

  • Sushi and asian food in general! =)

  • mmm Best thing ever, it’s got to be a leg of lamb, om nom :D

  • Navy beans and ham

  • I really love pasta with funghi secchi!!

  • A tasty reuben hits the spot.

  • My favorite food is definitely Ruth’s Chris Filet.

    • Didn’t mean to enter twice as you can see below. Didn’t see my comment pop up. Please don’t disqualify me!

  • Wow, that’s a tricky one… I guess it’ll be tortilla salmon rolls. Mix horserelish salad (that foamy stuff) with a bit of sour cream and spread it on a tortilla. Put some dill dressing on top of it, and lastly some thin pieces of gravad salmon on it. Roll the tortilla, and put it in the fridge. I’m so hungry right now…

  • Spaghetti!

  • Basil Pesto on Pasta. It doesn’t get much better then that!

  • I enjoy pork chop with potatoes and some good salad, simple but great, nothing even compares to this stuff :)

  • pasta la vista ;)

  • I’d have to say that my favorite food is Pizza (toppings: salami, bacon, chicken, garlic, minced meat and double-cheese)…

  • Gschnäzlets :D

  • One Big steak whit potatoes!

  • Rost beaf

  • My favorite food is definitely a perfectly cooked filet. Nothing tops a good steak.

  • I’m mexican, and I love our food!! Then I would say Italian! Lasagna, Pizza, spaghetti!

  • I get into these eat to live / live to eat conversations with friends and I’m more on the eat to live… But the Macaroni and Cheese at the Leaning Tower in Minneapolis…. DIVINE!!!

  • BBQ

  • My all time favorite food! Country Fried Deer Meat with gravy. =)

  • I’d say that my fav food is Indian-style Chicken Biriyani.

  • Bacon Double Cheeseburgers!

  • I’d say that my fav food is Indian-style Chicken Biriyani.

  • It has to be Pizza or Fried Chicken.

  • Spaghetti alla carbonara. :-)

  • pizza

  • Indian! Curry, Rice, cant beat it

  • My favorite food has to be chicken lasagna. So delicious!

  • A double cheese burger.

  • Pizza of course!

  • My favorite is double curry fried rice with lamb fromthe local chinese fast food joint :-)

  • Sashimi, I love japanese raw food!

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese

  • I think my favorite food would have to be sushi, mostly because there’s practically no limit to what variety of things you could put in it. I just wish I could afford it more often.

  • Sushi! In my bento, I like onigiri too (riceballs).

  • Steak for me

  • If I’m in a slobbish mood – my all time favourite food is unquestionably cold baked beans (of the 99 variety) – eaten directly from the tin (which must be large!) What a slob ….

  • My all time favorite food! Country Fried Deer Meat with gravy. =)

  • My favourite one is something rather rare, Iranian Fesendschan with red wine.

  • Rice, a little butter then mixed with milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

  • Swedish Köttbullar med Hövmastäresås!! Or in plain english: Swedish Meatballs! ^^

  • Haggis, Neeps and Tatties!

  • too much, but mostly asian… indo, chinese, japanese, korean… xiao long bao e.g. is crazily delicious :D

  • I really like pancakes and bacon…

  • Two fav’s: Moe’s Mexican (located in Toronto and Ottawa Canada), and teriyaki experience. Both are excellent.

  • i love raspberries

  • Pizza, I love pizza!


  • I really enjoy Brazilian BBQ!

  • my favorite food = BURRITOS!!!

  • I could eat Qdoba’s Naked Steak Burrito every day and never get sick of it.

  • i love raspberries

  • Home made French Fries FTW!

  • Chop suey.

  • All “ekiben” (railway station bento) look delicious, especially the ikura ones!

  • My favorite food would have to be Thai food! Especially spicy Thai noodles.

  • Sushi and pasta

  • Hot Pot Noodles!

  • My fav is PIZZA

  • Hot Pot Noodles!

  • My favorite is spaghetti-bolognaise-pizza!

  • sushi

  • Its a toss up: pizza, lamb vindaloo, panaeng curry, or tuna sashimi

  • All sorts of Pasta…

  • I am quite partial to both good sushi and good mission-style burritos.

  • Slow Roast Duck… YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!

  • Italian Pastasciutta! the best! ;)

  • My favorite is spaghetti-bolognaise-pizza! :3 Yum!

  • Buritto and lasagne

  • My all time favorite food has recently switched to a classic hamburger. You just can’t beat em!

  • The Salmon of Doubt. :-)

  • Pizza, thats it. :)

  • nabeyaki udon

  • Big as Your Head Burritos…

  • @argenisf

    Four-cheese crepe with sliced chicken breasts!!

  • Sushi of course :] yummy

  • Pasta of course.

  • All-time favorite food? My wife’s simple chicken and stuffing; reminds me of the first meal she ever cooked for me.

  • My favorite is spaghetti-bolognaise-pizza!! :3 Yum!

  • Pasta any kind any shape :)

  • Thai Mussaman curry and Jasmine rice…. ;-p

  • Spaghetti Bolognese FTW!

  • Thai Mussaman curry and Jasmine rice!!

  • I think my fav food is homemade bugers!

  • My favorite food is: potato dough :)

  • Spanish seafood dishes, especially paella. Mmmm. I just ate breakfast, but I want some now.

  • Spaghetti with red clam sauce, homemade!

  • My favourite is sushi. Love a bit of soy sauce on it too. MY favourite sushi is probably the ones with seaweed, salmon, rice and soy sauce on it :)

  • Sushi

  • pizza

  • You can never go wrong with pizza

  • Thai Mussaman curry and Jasmine rice

  • Chow Mein… and rice.

  • Combination Fried Rice! I could eat tons of eat!!

  • Chocolate Layer Cake.

  • Wiener Schnitzel (@mik84)

  • Carne Asada… in tacos or burritos. Bring it!

  • My favorite food is Japanese, I just love it.

  • I love love love calamari!

  • Home made wholemeal blueberry muffins are my favourite!

  • Steak with Pomegranate Glaze

  • Too changeable to pick a single fav really, but one of my top picks that I never get tired of is:
    aged cheddar cheese

  • Flaczki, polish soup made with… you really don’t want to know :)

  • Being from Turkey, my favorite is local. It is called iskender, after Alexander. It’s basically what the Greeks call gyro, but the meat lies on a bed of flat bread which is soaked in tomato sauce with yogurt on the side and sizzling butter on top. Mmmh, gotta order one for dinner.

  • Pasties. A wonderful meal from my childhood in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • BigMac

  • Any kind of shrimp!

  • Oh this is a thoghy. My all time favorite food, hmm; I know fetachini alfredo! Yup.

  • Prime Rib

  • Definitely Lasagna!!! Anyway i also enjoy japanese and mexican food :)

  • My favorite Food ist Pljeskavica, thats like the Burger that you know, only the Original.

    It comes from Serbia

  • Pizza!

  • Green Tea Ice Cream!!!

  • Nothing beats Mexican burritos!

  • Hands down macaroni and cheese :-)

  • Rawe clams, which I suppose could count as sushi.


  • Buffalo wings!

  • Buffalo wings!

  • this lamb dish i had in Iceland

  • My favorite food is the famous Brazilian Beef and Madeira Sauce with Champignon…

  • Pasta …Basta.

  • Favorite dish is big juicy steak with glass of good californian red wine.

  • Mako-sushi. Forever mako-sushi.

  • Steak, steak, steak. Bacon and eggs is up there too.

  • I love sushi, but one of my favorite meals of all time included a first course of escargot, served in mushroom caps with lots of garlic & butter… I still remember that meal though it was more than a decade ago, and I haven’t had anything like it since.

  • Pizza!!!

  • Favorite food has to be pizza.

  • My favorite food overall is Mexican, specifically a Chicken Burrito smothered with Green Chili, Cheese, and Sour Cream.

  • My favourite food is beef steack with potatoes ! Not very simple to put into a bento-box :)

  • yeah pizza…

  • Hungarian goulash soup, with lots of hot paprika.

  • Alaskan halibut, tastes like candy!!!

  • Hungarian goulash soup, with lots of hot paprika.

  • Pizza!

  • Peking duck

  • Pickled herring, yum!

  • Pickled herring, yum!

  • Käsespätzle.

  • Mexican burritos!!

  • Pizza, of course! :)

  • Mongolian beef! w00t!


  • Spicy Fajitas!

  • Freshly made tortelli with real butter, spinach or mushroom, a little olive oil, garlic and fresh parsley… Best meal I have ever had.

  • I could live off of Vietnamese or Thai food on a daily basis!

  • Sushi!

  • Blackened “Cajun” style steak, yea that’ll fill me up.

  • If there was but one giveaway I could win this would be it! :)
    My favourite food is cheesecake.

  • Oh, I would like soooo much to win this one ! :D

  • carpaccio di manzo, just great!!

  • Hands down, Good Ol’ British Columbian Angus Beef!

  • Fettucini alfredo with chicken

  • I’m simple: Chick-Fil-A

  • heh! just been in Japan for a year, and across the street from my dormitory there was a shop called “original bento” where you could get all sorts of freshly made bento for close to nothing.

    My all time favorite was “katsudon bento” :)

  • My top rate food if only because it is so simple is Miso soup and I feel I must promote a great UK based shop to get all your japanese import food


  • My all-time favorite food is the bean & cheese burrito. True story.

  • Chocolate and Chicken! Om nom nom nom. :)

  • Lasagna.

  • I only ate Katsudon while I was in Japan.

  • 鮨 (sushi)

  • Bucatini all’amatriciana… a wonderful italian dish right from my region…

  • I LOVE french foods !!! Tête de veau ravigotte, entrecôte de bœuf, and thé famous cheese french, The roquefort and the camenbert !!!

  • Childhood favorite remains a favorite to today: Macaroni and Cheese

  • I love Swiss cheese dish !!

  • Homemade, fresh guacamole

  • My favorite food is likely steak.

  • home made, swedish cuisine…

  • Pizza

  • Indian Chicken Patia with my uncles homegrown 7 pot “brain stain”.

  • Well, that’s an easy one. Either Chinese or Italian food. Doesn’t really matter which one, I love the food in both countries.

  • Favourite food – that’s a tough one. I’d have to go with home made perogies with a tasty mushroom sauce.

  • Pasta!!!

  • Hawaiian food. Kalua pig, poi with lomi salmon, chicken long rice… hū ka ‘ono!

  • korean food is awesome

  • Mushroom Cream Soup!

  • That’s easy: yakisoba!

  • Gotta be Honey Chicken from the Chinese place up the street. I could live on it, and be 1000 pounds.

  • My father’s Cherry Pie w/tall glass of milk, The Best!!!!

  • Italian food it’s my favorite, but I love Brazillian Pizza!

  • my favorite food is pork dumpling with veg.

  • My fav is a basic: ginger! Spicy, tasty, healthy. Recommend it to everybody!

  • Italian food (but only in Italy). Pizza rulez! :)

  • You know, loving all food as much as I do, I can’t say that I’ve ever established a particular “all time” favorite, but hard pressed to pick something I would say spicy indian curry is my oxygen…

  • Bratwürstl, Schupfnudeln und Sauerkraut!

  • Lamb chops, on the grill! Mmm!!!

  • junkie. bring it on :D

  • Iranian CHOLO KABOB

  • I’m from the UK and look forward to receiving a snack box from these guys every week –

    Great idea for real tasty snacks!

  • ¡PAELLA!

  • Sushi FTW!

  • Pizza for the win =)

  • My absolute favorite food was, in fact, a bento box I received at a little local Japanese restaurant. It was beautifully put together and also incredibly tasty.

  • Fresh peaches!

  • Lasagne or the ethiopian injera []

  • Spicy Indian food!

  • ¡Yo quiero! =D
    Thanks AppStorm ^_^

  • Hope this doesn’t double post… but it doesn’t look like my last post went through

    Sushi FTW!

  • Simple pepperoni pizza, or a bacon cheeseburger …’s a toss up.

  • Red Curry

  • Anything garlicky..

  • Lamb Saag

  • Pizza

  • Macaroni with ham and cheese!

  • mmmmm CAKE

  • My favorite food has always been ice cream. Any flavor except coconut or pineapple.

  • Red Thai Curry

  • Wiener Schnitzel!

  • Sushi!!!!!

  • bangers & mash – with a pint of Yorkshire Square Ale

  • free pizza for life!!!

  • Favorite food? Easily Taco bell. specifically cheesy gordita crunch

  • I love shrimp.

  • Falafel sandwich with hummus and hot sauce!

  • Chicken!

  • Definitely turkish manti ! :D

  • I love Pizza! (I know, very Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-ish)

  • Typically English – Fish & Chips… can’t get enough of them

  • Pizza, Sushi, Ramen and Gyudon!
    Looks like a lot Japanese Food Fans here, LOL

  • Tomago

  • Beans, like the ones eaten by Bud Spencer & Terence Hill. ;-)

  • Thai green curry, heavy on the coconut.

  • My favorite food is a rosbeef with potatoes and onions

  • I love popcorn (PopSecret jumbo-pop butter). And ice cream (Dreyers vanilla with a package or Oreos). And chinese food (anything chicken). Not necessarily in that order (nor together).

  • BBQ and vegetables….

  • I make the meanest sloppy joe. It aint none of that whimpy “boywich” stuff!

  • ABSOLUTELY Greek, greek feta, greek salad, souvlaki and mousaka… Go for it…

  • Sirloin

  • Noodles with tomato sauce.

  • Real Italian PIzza :-)

  • Japanese-style curry (カレー)

  • german BBQ, called “Schwenker”

  • Sushi -> Sashimi and temakis!

    nham nham…

  • I love Pasta, especially the one with Chicken Bellagio ^_^

  • My favorite food has to be mediterranean from this little place on Long Island that I can’t remember the name of.. It’s so good though!

  • Indian chicken curry

  • Pizza

  • Poached eggs on a bed of pesto, spinach and thick sourdough toast (which can also be used to make a side of thick-sliced french toast drenched in maple syrup).

  • Ukrainian “vareniki” or “pierogi” in polish :P

  • Pizza! ;)
    vegetarian supreme..
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm pizza.

  • A nice juicy T-bone steak.

  • Spaghetti. I could eat spaghetti every day of the week.

  • My favourite food = if it is not fall-off-the-bone-slow-cooked-pork-aby-back-rinbs, it is Indian food, especially South Indian!

  • One word. Bacon!

  • I love sushi and Japanese food.

  • Fillet Mignon medium well, with a side of veg and mashed potatoes
    YUMMMM :)

  • raisin bran

  • Greek mixed grill (#56 from the menu of my local Greek restaurant). I love the herbs, the salad and, of cours, the meat: suflaki, lamb, suzuki, schnitzel, giros, chicken and tzatziki

  • I’d probably have to go Sushi as well actually. Especially those Inari.

  • Sushi!

  • Indian. Butter chicken, lamb korma and some naan. Oh baby.

  • Very simple, hawaii pizza :)

  • tandoori chicken

  • all time favorite food – grandma’s spaghetti!

  • Chocolate Chip Waffles!

  • Sushi Bento!


  • Favorite food would have to be rice. Any kind will do. Steamed rice, fried rice, shrimp rice, rice gumbo, rice on a plate, rice in a pot, rice water, rice puddin, rice…..

  • No brainer. Cereal. Definitely cereal. I wrote a haiku for my love of cereal

    I love cereal.
    You can pour Pepsi on top,
    But I prefer milk.

  • PorkChops

  • Well… Pizza, Lasagne, Spaghetti, Chicken… :)

  • Souvlaki

  • Chicken!

  • Simplicity for me.. A good chunk of medium rare steak and a serving of fries.

    Don’t mind me, I’m off to the oven right now… *stomach rumbling*

  • Thai red curry, but pretty much any Thai food.

  • Frankly speacking I love to take “Khiru” (Its a Gujarati Word) made of “Chana Ki Daal”. Don’t know the actual english word for this but found following on Wikianswers :

    “Chana dal is dried, split chickpeas or garbanzo beans. “

  • curry goat

  • I think grilled salmon is the perfect food. Mmmm! Now to win me some Bento.

  • In my town, there is a pizza place that makes a thin-crust pizza – three cheeses with apples on top! All my friends refuse to try it, but it is my absolute favorite food!

  • Sweet & Sour Cranberry Moose Stir Fry with rice

  • My favorite food is lamb chops

  • Chicken with peanut satay sauce, rice and a nice, fresh salad.

  • My favorite food is grilled chicken, but only when done by my father. ;-)

  • Food is so delicious and I really would never pick one food that I particularly like above all others the exception being in the situation that BENTO was at stake! In this case I would have to go with THAI food. I do not know what it is about Thai food, but whenever I am granted the opportunity to eat it, an explosion of surprising new flavors always makes me want to come back for more… :D

  • Hot dog mit käsegriller in Wiena!

  • I love makunouchi, which is a popular type of Japanese bento.

  • Sushi

  • It’s gotta be Chinese – Crispy Duck Pancakes (Best from M&S) or Italian – Pizza, any’ll do, preferably with salami and some peppers on.

  • I love Japanese style spaghetti, made with miso, soy milk, and sea-weed!!

  • Anything sweet. (The concept of “too sweet” does not compute to me.)

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Tex Mex of any kind – Basicly a corn product with a cheese and meat then add salsa and sour cream!!

  • Tex Mex of any kind – Basicly a corn product with a cheese and meat then add salsa and sour cream!!

  • Caldo Verde. And it’s Portuguese.

    I also like Bento.

  • I love tenpura, which is popular food in Japan!

  • Now before any of you laugh out loud, you should be keep an open mind and try this. As a kid I loved Pablum, Captain Crunch and a smidgin of brown sugar with milk. Breakfast of campions! Hmmmm!!!!

  • Ain’t nothin’ better than a professionally cooked medium rare/rare steak.

  • For me sushi is the best….

  • My favorite food is prime rib cooked medium rare au jus – I order it whenever I’m not at an “ethnic” restaurant because its hard to make it right home.

  • Good food has a lot to do with the taste. Something however which may be overlooked, are the associations with the food. Many of the dishes (food) I like best have very warm and loving memories associated with them. For example, to this day… I still have not found cheese cake that’s tastes as delicious as what my Mom used to make. Her cherry topped cheesecake was simply amazing!!! Mom never scrimped on the amount of cheese she added (unlike profit conscious restaurants). For her, it had to be the very best for her Family.

    So? My Mom’s cherry topped cheese cake is first!

  • lasagnaa :D

  • Quite possibly cheese. But also Vietnamese, Indian, and Mexican.

  • Seafood pizza!

  • Potatoes!

  • I love all kinds of food, and I just love cooking.
    I’d say any kind of pasta is great, sushi is fantastic, and pretty much any creative dish out there.

    But for this contest, my home made shepherd’s pie… :D

  • Coney Dogs with extra mustard and extra chili. Always satisfying.

  • all time favorite food…. that would have to be my fiance’s chocolate chip cookies :D

    They are to die for

  • All time favorite food… let’s say maccaroni, but it has to be my grandmother recipe. Most delicious thing on Earth!

  • Italian!!!!!

    Pizzas, Lasagnas, Pastas, who cares? It’s awesome :D

  • My all time favorite food?

    Steakburger with fresh veggies, a little ketchup, some kind of melted artisan cheese and pepper bacon. Put a little broccoli cheese soup on the side and man– it’s a masterpiece.

    Nothing beats a good sandwhich, as far as I’m concerned.

  • SUSHI!!!! XD

  • Sushi!

  • Steak. And, when I go to any restaurant, I order steak — Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Italian … yeah, I do, I order steak. It’s the true test of a restaurant. If they take care and cook a good steak, I feel confident they will take the same care with everything else they serve/

    My back-up fave is PIZZA … breakfast, lunch, dinner. There does not exist a more versatile dish!

  • Steak!

  • Hmmm, because I’m currently living in Japan as a college student, it’s gonna have to be Japanese.

    Oyakodon (literally parent and child bowl) is a big, steaming bowl of rice, with a Japanese chicken and egg omelet on the top (hence parent +child- chicken + egg) . Nothing tastes better after a long day.

  • Spicy Pork Bulgogi, which is a Korean dish

  • Sushi!!!!!

  • I really like some Baby back ribs from Outback… =D

  • That little blue box of heaven… Kraft Mac & Cheese!

  • Spicy Indian food.

  • Mofongo!! It’s mashed fried plantains, with pork rinds, lots of garlic and made with lard just so your arteries clog up with flavor. Probably the most awesome Puertorican dish I know.

  • Mofongo!! It’s mashed fried plantains, with pork rinds, lots of garlic and made with lard just so your arteries clog up with flavor. Probably the most awesome Puertorican dish I know.

  • onigiri

  • Chicken Alfredo!

  • Turkey Sub from Subway!

  • Sushi!

  • I’m a huge sucker for Thai food—It’s so amazingly good. Pad Gra Prow and Pad Kee Mao are my favorites.

  • Taramosalata with daphne leaves:)

  • A terayaki chicken bento set!!!

  • That would be Kung Pow Chicken and Yakitori Beef!!!

  • Blueberry waffles with real maple syrup.

  • Hot wings, man!!!

  • Chips & Queso!!!!!!!

  • Chips & Queso!!!!!! :)

  • Chips and queso, fo’sho!!! :)

  • potatoe pancakes + applesauce, thank you Germany for making me love it so

  • Mango sticky rice!

  • Thai food. Easy.

  • Without a doubt, paella!

  • Bacon!

  • Anything Italian

  • Thai food fo sure.

  • My favorite food is Lion King roll!

  • I have to say that I love this (French) recipe :

    You need :
    4 chicken fillets
    1 goat cheese (the creamy kind)
    1 or 2 red peppers
    Olive Oil

    Cut 4 chicken fillets in halves. Sprinkle cinnamon, cumin and pepper on the fillets.
    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C -ish.
    Place half the cut fillets in a flat dish, add some goat cheese on top of each fillet, and cover up with the rest of the fillets.
    Cover the fillets with some red peppers cut into strips…
    Place one or two (or three…) garlic cloves between the fillets, and pour a little olive oil on top of it all.
    Let it gently cook for about 25-35 minutes and eat it with some rice or cereals.
    Lick the plate.

    …Bento would let me organize all my recipes.

  • Hmm… that isn’t easy.

    I think that I’d have to go with Mexican (burritos, tacos, enchiladas…)

  • Broccoli!

  • Indian Chicken Tikka anytime !!!

  • all kind of pasta

  • Steak and sausage with corn on the cob, because I am boring.

  • Favorite food is definitely Japanese. Huge sushi fan, love the noodles and soups. Plus the wonderful presentation, which really adds the the overall enjoyment of the meal, even if it doesn’t affect the flavor directly. Maybe that says something about why I’m a Mac, too?

  • Beef Negimaki!!!!!

  • Paneer tikka masala.

  • my fav is almost any sort of Mediterranean cuisine – shawormas, kebabs, those incredible salads, cheeses, etc.

  • my favorite would be almost any kind of turkish or mediterranean shawormas, kebabs, also their incredible salads and seasonings…

  • I’m South African, so I would have to say “Braaivleis”

  • Italian lasagne is my favorite

  • Chicken!

  • Grilled chicken breasts with an italian pasta (with spinach) and with garlic souce.. love it:)

  • Slang: Susheee + wazabeee = oisheee kurazeee!
    Standard: Sushi and wasabi is damn good (I made up the kurazee as they can’t speak crazy) ;D

  • Pasta primavera!

  • I love pasta of all kinds! :D


  • Pesto pasta here.

  • My all-time favorite is definately “Kirschen Michel” which is a German/Swebian dessert :)

  • Any Singaporean dishes :D

  • italian food in general

  • Peruvian Food – especially Papa A La Huancania

  • anything from southern germany will do!

  • Weißwürste

  • seafood tom yum thai! hehe

  • Indian Chicken Korma. Amazingly great.

  • Pizza, all kinds of pizza.

  • My mother’s apple pie. It’s made with a cookie dough and it’s the best pie in the entire world.

  • The best is Beef Strogonow!
    Cheers ;)

  • The best is Beef Strogonow.

    Cheers! ;)

  • recently i’ve subsisted on a diet of soy products, cigarettes, and ibuprofin.

    favorite food would probably be japanese though, or thai. =)

  • Sauerbraten is my favourite.

  • Anything Barbequeued.

  • that would be salmon in any form

  • Spanish paella!!!

  • I thought it’s only me, but as so many others said before – sushi!

  • Paella

  • La raclette!!!

  • ONIGIRI!!!! plain and simple…

  • Pizza!

  • Italian sausage pizza. Hands down.

  • Breakfast !

  • smokes salmon sushi! best ever! :)

  • Paw Paw and fresh fruit!

  • Spagetti

  • pizza

  • It’s just gotta be Mince Pies with Cream…..

  • French Fry Sandwich (white bread only)

  • One of my favorites, from grandmother’s cuisine is “Krieken met frikadellen” (= Flemisch)
    Roughly tra,slated: special kind of cherries in a syrup with meatballs, served with fresh bread an coffee.
    Looks like this:

    Hope to be a Bento winner !

  • Nothing beats Roast Beef, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, veg and thick gravy…yummy!

  • SHUSHI!!!!!!!!! sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi sushi AHHHHH!!
    (or ramen if I’m trying to save)

  • My favourite food…? Burnt toast. Overcooked eggs. Semi raw bacon. As long as my beautiful daughters prepared it for me on Father’s Day.

  • Lobster, caviar, champagne! :P

  • Curry, Curry, Curry!

  • California roll sushi :D best food ever!

  • One of favorite foods of the moment is the dim sum at a local restaurant in Ottawa’s China Town; very tasty and affordable!

  • I love a good hot sizzling steak.

  • Pizza! ;)

  • Well my all time favorite food is Maryland Blue Crabs. I live in Florida now, so I do not get them as often as I would like. Here is a nice little recipe for steamed blue crabs.

    2 1/2 tablespoons OLDBAY seasoning
    3 tablespoons salt

    Pot should have raised rack, minimum 2″ high. Add equal quantities water and vinegar to just below level of rack. Layer crabs; sprinkle each layer with mixture of OLD BAY SEASONING and salt. Cover and steam until crabs are red.

  • Candied yams with extra syrup!!

  • “chelokabab” a persian food

  • Bugogi (Korean BBQ)

  • Spicy tuna roll

  • My personal favorite is sashimi with tuna….

  • Kabab

  • lucky charms : P

  • Mexican… enchiladas! yum….

  • BIRYANI , an indian food

  • Frikandel!

  • Kolduny :) I think you don’t know it…

    • Ja znam ;P

  • mushroom & jalapeño pizza!

  • Cold soba noodles and white tuna hand rolls!

  • Chips and Salsa

  • Tuna :)

  • spaghetti

  • Have the other winners heard from the developer yet? I haven’t received any info. I know the last few weeks have likely been busy for everyone what with the holidays, but it’s been a while now…