Samantha Lee – a mom from Malaysia – turned simple routine of feeding her two daughters into amazing art. She’d never studied cooking in a culinary school as well as she doesn’t use any expensive tools in her creations, only simple kitchen ware, yet the result she comes with is stunning.
“I started my very first Bento making in December 2008, when I was heavily pregnant with my second daughter,” – says Samantha – “It was to let my elder daughter to eat independently after the arrival of her younger sister. I was very lucky and blessed that my creations never failed to impress my elder daughter and it made her looked forward to the next meal. Now, she has her little sister fighting over which character they should get during mealtime. It makes meal time extremely fun.”
Each creation takes from 30 minutes to hour and a half maximum from scratch to finish. Samantha likes to create the simplest ways of finishing her characters as well as keeping the original shape of food to minimize the waste.
Starting as a fun for her kids, Lee’s food art went viral and got her many fans and followers around the world.