Stunning bento meals by talented Singaporeans and Malaysians

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    Bento art may have originated in Japan but the amazing craft is certainly catching on in other parts of Asia, including Singapore and Malaysia. Whether it’s created by awfully food enthusiasts or thoughtful mothers looking to jazz up their picky kid’s meal, a well put-together lunch box is always a visual and gastronomical treat for the lucky recipient. These stunning bento sets put together by Singaporeans and Malaysians are perfect for feasting your eyes on. Enjoy!

    1. Bento Monsters – Singapore

    How it all started: When her eldest son started primary school, stay-at-home mom Ming wanted to come up with a way to help him adjust to the longer hours at school. So she came up with the idea of preparing special bento lunches, which she packs along with notes to cheer him up.

    Style: Character bentos or charabens including iconic Japanese cartoon character Totoro and Winnie the Pooh.

    Following: 76K on instagram

    totoro   three little pigs spiderman

    2. Little Miss Bento – Singapore

    How it all started: Bento making sprang from Shirley Wong’s (aka Little Miss Bento) love for Japanese culture and all things kawaii (cute).  She is an award-wining bento artist and cookbook author.

    Style: Adorable Japanese character bento and traditional bento meals

    Following: 17K on Facebook, 25k instagram little ms bento Pufferfish   little ms bento Panda Sakura Hanami little ms bento Totoro Sandwich

    3. Samantha Lee – Malaysia

    How it all started: How do you help your child stay focus on finishing their meals? For Samantha Lee, her solution was to make her two daughters can’t-take-your-eyes-off bento meals, which often surround a story or activity.

    Style: Healthy story-themed bento meals

    Following: 84K on Facebook, 648K on Instagram

    samantha lee panda beer on rope samantha lee   halloween bento samantha lee

    4. Hong Yi – Malaysia

    How it all started: While most of Hong Yi’s creation are not strictly bentos, the Malaysian artist does an amazing job of elevating food art to a different level.The creations featured here are part of the Malaysian artist & architect’s 31-day mission creative food art project.

    Style: Arty food illustrations against a white plate

    Following: 73K on Facebook tomato balloons hong yi     Food art: chili padi tulips by hong yi Food art: butter half by hong yi

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