Precious Jewel-like Foods by Balboste

Maria Nguyen

It’s hard to explain what French and Japanese duo Sayaka Kaneko and Charlotte Sitbon do because their work is so unique and special. Charlotte is an ex-graphic designer inspired by jewelry while Sakaya brings the delicate subtleties of Japanese cuisine. Together they’re the creative minds behind Balboste, a Paris based studio that creates visually pleasing foods married with fine craftsmanship. Their sculptural and artistic creations can be seen in everything like vegetables carved into seashells and handcrafted edible crystals. See for yourselves.

Carrots, daikon, and Zucchini carved into shapes by Balboste

Pickled vegetables carved into flowers, leaves, and seashells by Balboste.

Winter rolls with tofu by Balboste

Eggplants with patterns carved into their shape by Balboste

Hand crafted edible crystals made of different flavors by Balboste

Hand crafted edible crystals in Vanilla Rooibos and Rum Cocoa Cardamom by Balboste

Delicate sweet mochi by Balboste

Chips with herbs pressed into them by Balboste


Basket weaved marshmallows in lychee, matcha, passionfruit with a rose quartz in ylang grapefruit.