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by lee mei li
Food art takes parenting world by storm.
CREATING food art with jam-coated bits of bread or stalks of broccoli has become a pop culture phenomenon.
Originally called charaben, or character bento, the concept has made its way into the hearts of mothers – and fathers too! – who thrive on weaving stories into an otherwise normal lunch platter.
The video shows how Malaysian mum Samantha Lee inspires her two daughters to be more adventurous with food.
Follow @coconuts_ask, @idafrosk, @lovelimzy and @redhongyi on Instagram to feast your eyes on some fun food ideas.
If you’re not that great with arranging tiny cherry tomatoes into balloons, or slicing nori into a cute button nose, no problem.
Check out www.drlaferriere.com for a super dad’s take on food art, via lunch bag embellishments.
Want to know more about charaben? Read our stories here:
Fantastical plates of food art
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Family & Community, bento, food art, Samantha Lee, charaben
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