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New “Mosaic Sushi” Trend Turns Lunch Into a Visually Stimulating Work of Modern Art

In Japan, a creative new food trend is transforming an everyday dish into an aesthetically alluring delicacy: mosaic sushi. Instagram foodies are arranging their colorful blocks of rice, fish, and vegetables like juxtaposed tiles, compiling geometric patterns that highlight the diverse variety within each meal.

Orange stripes of salmon pair perfectly against pale pink tuna; thin strips of cucumber balance out a plate with cubes of cool green; and tiny garnishes like roe and edible flower petals create the perfect embellishments, rendering the bite-size squares with the gorgeous detailing of fine ceramics.

You can peruse more of the soothing symmetry and vibrant color palates on Instagram.

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Image via Tastemade Japan

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These foodies have taken the trend a step further by weaving strips of cucumber shavings for added visual texture:

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And, here's a video from Tastemade Japan, showing how to create your own sushi mosaic at home.

via [Rocket 24 News]

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