The art of bento making is one that truly forces the creator to plan out every single move ahead. You can’t just plate and then decorate; you need a game-plan right from the start. Plus, it’s not just about presentation – the food has to taste good too. There are plenty of amazing bento artists in Japan (basically any creative mom) but the craft is slowly making its way off the island nation.
A passionate chef from Singapore has been wowing us with her creative and stunning bento that are practically too good-looking to eat. But, any good chef knows that we eat with our eyes first, which means we have been absolutely devouring her cute food.
Going by the name Little Miss Bento, Shirley Wong began her bento adventures back in 2012. She’s been entertaining many people with her creations as her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and television.
▼ She has a number of Big Hero 6-inspired bento, but this is definitely the cutest
▼ Could you hate Mondays with food like this?
▼ Little Miss Bento also does a number of food art dishes that are noodle inspired. Amazing!
She also takes her art to the medium of makizushi, creating beautiful sushi along with characters who appear inside the roll.
▼ Look at the amazing Santas!
If you wish you could cook just like Shirley, you can learn how. She just released a bento cookbook in July that is titled Kawaii Deco Sushi. In it, she shares some of her secrets and recipes so even you can create a delicious meal that is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. If that’s not enough, just check out her Facebook page or website, where she shares many of her recipes. You too can be an art bento master!