Contained in every slice are cute characters, animal patterns, or whatever this creative baker can stuff in there with colored doughs. See more below and over at Instagram.
Zen gardens are supposed to help offer inner peace… Not induce a sugar high. However, this creative take on a zen rock garden attempts to do both.
The Shinan-ji Temple Rock Garden, created by designers Tomonori Saito and Shohei Sawada, uses Japanese candies with black sesame seeds to resemble rocks, resting on a bed of sugar that resembles sand. Now, that’s a moment of zen we can sink out teeth into.
A Japanese chef, Hironori Ikeno, creates minuscule pieces of sushi using very small cuts of fish and one grain of rice.
What started as a joke, quickly turned into a challenge of how small Ikeno could make his pieces of raw fish and rice. Now the joke is watching customers pay actual money for the microscopic pieces of octopus, tamago, and otoro. Please watch the video below…
It’s not just capybaras swimming around in your food anymore. The trend of 3D edible animals in meals has officially exploded. Thanks to some creative use of ground-up radish, we’re seeing an assortment of adorable animals hanging out in a lot of dishes throughout Japan.
Referred to as “Daïkon Art,” other foods are sometimes introduced to create eyes and ears, with soy sauce making a great way to add color and contrast. Have fun biting their adorable little heads off.