Samantha Lee is a Malaysian mom and party planner who has been creating awesomely adorable meals for her two daughters for the past four years. Although she has no professional culinary training, each whimsical plate reveals her creativity and resourcefulness.

How did her passion for food art all come about? “I started my very first Bento making in December 2008, when I was heavily pregnant with my second daughter,” she states on her blog. “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.”

The dishes you see here are just a small sampling of Samantha’s edible, pop culture-inspired artwork. Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more.

Keep up with Samantha’s creations via her eatzy bitzy blog, where she also provides step-by-step instructions on how to create some of her incredibly kawaii meals. She’s also on Facebook and Instagram.