Tokyo Restaurant Offers 3D-Printed Sushi Tailored to Your Health Needs

Sushi Singularity Restaurant

A new Tokyo restaurant called Sushi Singularity offers 3D-printed sushi that's “hyper-personalized” to each guest's health and nutrient needs. Scheduled to open this year, this restaurant by Open Meals (a Japanese company dedicated to facilitating a new food revolution) aims to revolutionize sushi by digitizing its ingredients, designs, and flavors. In addition to the restaurant's alternative method to food preparation, guests are required to submit biological samples (via a health test kit) when making a reservation. Biometric and DNA data gathered from these custom kits will inform a personalized nutrient infusion. The encoded sushi, customized to each guest's nutrient needs, is then artfully produced by 3D printers and laser technology.

This futuristic dining experience will soon be commonplace, maintains Open Meals. Sushi Singularity is an attempt to “break away from conventional concepts of food.” The food fabrication machines, food operation system, and health identification employed by the cutting-edge restaurant will eventually be smaller and available to general consumers. Open Meals has been pursuing the digitization of food for years, making quite an impression with their Sushi Teleportation demonstration at SXSW in 2018. As the world's first data food transmission model, it opened up many minds to the idea of downloadable food.

This culinary digitization will require immense collaborative and technological efforts. According to Open Meals, food must first be encoded with complex algorithms that account for texture, taste, heat, smell, etc. Then, these encoded dishes must be made available online, through a platform entitled Foodbase. Lastly, anyone wishing to create a downloadable dish must have the correct “ingredients” in 3D printing format. While Sushi Singularity may be the first restaurant of its kind, the scientists have been 3D printing flesh and other biological materials for some time. These technologies are now making their way into the restaurant industry, offering new potential for customization on a micro level.

Much of Open Meal's projects are grounded in traditional Japanese culinary tradition. The fusion of futuristic technology and tradition can create biometric-optimized sushi. Open Meals also creates Wagashi, a traditional delicacy created to reflect nature, by encoding weather data and 3D printing this data with a food fabrication machine. Check out these projects and more on Open Meal's website.

Sushi Singularity is a Japanese restaurant set to open in Tokyo that aims to revolutionize sushi and the restaurant experience by 3D-printing meals.

Sushi Singularity Open Meals Sushi Examples

Examples of 3D-printed sushi offerings.

Customers who make reservations will have to submit a kit with biometric samples to determine what nutrients should be in their meal.

Sushi Singularity Kit

The kit sent to customers to asses health needs.

Sushi Singularity Health Profile

Sample health profile.

The menu of 3D-printed sushi will be tailored to each guest's health profile.

Robotic Arms Assemble Sushi

Robotic arms assemble 3D-printed sushi.

Each piece of sushi is an artful creation.

Cell Cultured Tuna

Cell Cultured Tuna Sushi

Powdered Sintered Uni

Powdered Sintered Uni

Oze Tick Kappa Roll

Oze Tick Kappa Roll

Squid Castle

Squid Castle

Micro Pillar Saltwater Eel

Micro Pillar Saltwater Eel

Negative Stiffness Honeycomb Octopus

Negative Stiffness Honeycomb Octopus

Anisotropic Stiffness Steamed Shrimp

Anisotropic Stiffness Steamed Shrimp

Dashi Soup Universe

Dashi Soup Universe

Take a look at the vision behind Sushi Singularity:

Open Meals: Website | Facebook
h/t: [Mashable SE Asia]

All images via Open Meals.

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Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a historian of early modern Britain & the Atlantic world. She holds a BA in History and Mathematics from Brown University and an MA in European & Russian Studies from Yale University. Madeleine has worked in archives and museums for years with a particular focus on photography and arts education. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, film photography, and reading while cuddling with her cat Georgia.

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