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Menu for Trike Noodle & Sushi

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Design, Food!, Illustration

Design with incidental illustrations for Trike Noodle & Sushi in Chicago’s Logan Square, along with corresponding signage for the restaurant.

Hot Sauce Label Suite for Fat Rice

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Food!, Illustration

A set of label artwork for five separate custom-made hot sauces for Chicago restaurant Fat Rice, each designed to highlight the specific peppers used in the recipes and to compliment

Stockholm is Sauceome

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Comics, Food!

A Stockholm travelogue minicomic that is mostly about food, first published in summer 2016.

Tiki Illustrations for Eater.com

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Food!, Illustration

Colorful ink and watercolor illustrations for a long form article by Robert Simonson about Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and the resurgence of Tiki Culture. “Tiki historian Jeff ...

Illustrated Postcards for Tokiwa Imports

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Food!, Illustration

Watercolor illustrated postcards, 2017.   Promotions for Akashi Ume Whisky, Kinobi Gin and Ichiro’s Malt & Grain.

Marz “Ill Peripheral” Label

Created: 27 Sep 2017 / Categories: Design, Food!, Illustration

Illustration for a beer bomber label for a collaboration between Fat Rice and Marz Community Brewing, 2017.   “Say hello to The Ill Peripheral, an American Pilsner with Schisandra ...

The Adventures of Fat Rice

Created: 19 May 2016 / Categories: Comics, Food!, Illustration

The Adventures of Fat Rice

Recipe comics, infographics and illustrations for The Adventures of Fat Rice (Ten Speed Press, October 2016).


"Both a literal and visual feast, complete with comic strips, outrageous illustrations, and arresting photography, it documents the specific history and culinary landscape of Macau, the melting pot of Asia, where Chinese, Portuguese, Malaysian, and Indian food all come together in singular style."
-Seattle Weekly


“Sarah is a bad ass; she’s a superstar,” Plikaitis says. “It was so much fun to work with her. Certain illustrators are very protective and don’t want to collaborate, but she was totally open to it. It was awesome that I could send her things, and be like, ‘Hey, how about this?’ It was really nice to work with someone so intimate with the brand and tag-team.”
-Plate Online


"Much has been made by the book's comic book-like illustrations, here supplied by Sarah Becan who also drew the art for Fat Rice's sauce labels. Drawings of how to properly construct pot stickers and croquettes or how to wash rice are intermingled with recipes."
-Eater Chicago

Let’s Make Ramen!

Created: 12 Apr 2016 / Categories: Comics, Food!, Illustration

Releasing July 16, 2019. Available for preorder now!

A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, from simple weeknight broths to weekend project stocks and homemade noodles, with recipe contributions and tips from notable ramen chefs.

Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect ramen at home including stocks, tares, and broths; noodles, toppings, and accompaniments. Authors Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan present colorful, humorous, and easy-to-follow comics that fully illustrate all the necessary steps and ingredients. Along the way, they share preparation shortcuts that make weeknight ramen a reality; provide meaty tidbits on Japanese culinary traditions; and feature words of wisdom, personal anecdotes, and cultural insights from ramen chefs and luminaries like Ivan Orkin and Brian MacDuckston of Ramen Adventures. Recipes include broths like Shio, Shoyu, Miso, and Tonkotsu, components such as Onsen Eggs, Chashu, and Menma, and offshoots like Mazemen, Tsukemen, and Yakisoba. Perfect for beginners, seasoned cooks, and armchair cooks alike, this comic book cookbook is an accessible, fun, and inviting introduction to one of Japan's most popular dishes.