Aug 192013
 
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Samantha Lee, a Malaysian mom has turned into an Instagram star all thanks to the artistically created plates of food that she rustles up for her two daughters.

With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Food artist Samantha Lee is definitely the flavour of the season. She has appeared on numerous Malaysian TV shows, recreating her intricate food designs.

She takes about a 1 ½ hours to create each dish, and uses quite simple tools to give shape to her ideas. The stay-at-home mother of two has never attended any cooking class/training.

Those interested in replicating Samantha Lee’s food art can head over to her blog named EatzyBitzy.com where detailed instructions are given.

Samantha Lee’s Food Art:

Check out some of the Malaysian Food Artist’s designs.

1. Waiting for my ride

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Waiting For My Ride

Ingredients

a. Bear: Nori, Cheese, Tomato fried rice

b. Suitcase: Cheese, Nori, Melted cheese on meat patty

c. Bus stop: Nori, Cheese, Green bean

2. Amsterdam!

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Amsterdam

 

Ingredients:

a. Townhouses: Peanut butter, Bread, Nutella, Cream cheese, Icing

b. Boat: a Granny smith apple

c. Wall: Cereal

3. St.Basil’s Cathedral, Russia:

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha lee’s Food Art – St.Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

 

Ingredients

a. St. Basil’s Cathedral: Granny smith apple, 2 bread slices, Fuji apple, Nutella, Peanut butter, Gel icing (red, white, brown)

4. San Francisco!

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – San Francisco!

 

Ingredients

a. Townhouses: Peanut butter, Bread, Icing/strawberry jam, Granny smith apple, Cream cheese, Red apple, Nutella

b. Tree: Kiwi

c. Golden Gate Bridge: Icing/strawberry jam

5. Monkey

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Monkey

 

Ingredients:

a. Monkey: Meat (body), Brown rice onigiri, Nori (seaweed), White rice onigiri

6. Native American

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Native American

 

Ingredients

a. Native American: Rice (fried rice or brown rice), Carrot, Nori, Cheese

b. Tent: Spaghetti, Cheese on meatball, Nori

c. Bow & arrow: Nori, Cheese, Spaghetti

7. Cowboy Way

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Cowboy

Ingredients

a. Cowboy: Nori (seaweed), Cheese, Onigiri (rice ball)

 b. Cowboy rope: Spaghetti

c. Horse: Tofu, Nori, Cheese

d. Cactus: Cucumber

8. T h e P e n g u i n s !

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – The Penguins

 

Ingredients

a. P e n g u i n s: Cream cheese, Multigrain bun, halved, Nutella (as brown or black), Apple (eyes & nose)

b. House: Apple (1 centimeter thickness slices)

c. Mountains: Watermelon

d. Fish pond: Cereal, Yogurt

e. Fishes: Strawberries

9. S n o o p y!

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Snoopy

 

Ingredients

a. Snoopy: Multigrain bread, Nutella, Cream cheese

b. Snoopy’s doghouse: Apple

c. BBQ firewood: Strawberry, Cookie sticks, Mashmallow

d. Moon: Peanut butter, Multigrain bread

e. Stars: Choc fudge or Nutella, Sprinkles

10. I a m M i f f y

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – I am Miffy

 

Ingredients

a. M i f f y: Nori (seaweed), Bok choy (boil in salt water), Onigiri (rice ball)

b. M i f f y ‘ s Home: Pure cream for drawing, Cucumber soup

11. Hello Kitty

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Hello Kitty

 

Ingredients:

a. Hello Kitty: Choc chips, Wholemeal bun, halve, Nutella / Choc fudge (for drawing)

b. Balloons: a variety of berries

c. Clouds: Whipped cream

d. Ground: Cereals, Yogurt

12. Minions

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Minions

Ingredients

a. Minions: Cheese slice for the goggles, Cheese on meatballs, Nori for black

b. Lightbulbs: Red and yellow bell pepper

13. Pirate

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Pirate

Ingredients:

a. Pirate: Apple, Nutella, Wholemeal bun

b. Pirate Ship: Watermelon, Rock melon, Wholemeal bun (skull & flag)

c. Sun: Banana

d. The ocean: Cereal, Yogurt

14. The Little Mermaid !

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – The Little Mermaid

 

Ingredients:

a. Mermaid: Cream cheese, Bread bun, Strawberry, Blueberry, Apple, Scrambled Eggs

b. Fish: Babybel (cheese), Blueberry, Strawberry

15. NINJA!

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Ninja

 

Ingredients:

a. Ninja: Nutella, Bread bun

b. Sword: Banana, Apple

16. Little Red Riding Hood!

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Little Red Riding Hood

Ingredients:

a. Little Red Riding hood: Cream cheese, Wholemeal Bun, halve, Jam, Peanut butter, Blueberry (eyes), Strawberry (scarf), Apple

b. Basket: Wholemeal bun, Choc fudge or Nutella to draw

c. Sun: Kiwi fruit

d. Trees: Apple (tree trunks), Strawberries

17. Windmill ! Welkom in Nederland

 

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Windmill

Ingredients:

a. Windmill: Peanut butter and bread for the building, Apple as sails & door, Nutella and bread for the rooftop

b. Clouds:  Cotton candy

c. Tulips (red): Pomegranate

d. The ground: Cereal, Fruits, Yogurt

18. Quack Quack Quack !

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Quack! Quack!

 

Tools: Cling wrap, knife, scissors and toothpick.

Method:

a. Duckling: Onigiri (Use cling wrap for molding rice. One for the head plus one for its body). Cut out the nori for black. For shaping the the crown, place the cut out nori atop the cheese slice. Then cut/trace the shapes using knife/toothpick. Nori can stand and sticks on the rice.

19. Polar Bear

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Polar Bear

 

Ingredients:

a. Polar bear: Onigiri (a rice ball)

b. Penguins: Nori as colour black, Sausages

– For the penguin’s beak, use a toothpick for drawing a triangle on a cheese slice

20. J’adore Paris

Intricate Culinary Art By Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee’s Food Art – Paris

Ingredients:

a. Eiffel Tower is made using pancakes. Pancake batter in a squeeze bottle for drawing the shape. Choc fudge/ Nutella for details.

b. Clouds: Whipped cream

c. Trees: Veggie sticks, Kiwi

d. Landscape: Fruits

Shil

Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger and a social media enthusiast.

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