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Creative Sushi Trend Transforms Ordinary Pieces into Graceful Swimming Koi

The art of sushi has had a whimsical transformation thanks to a recent trend in Japanese cuisine. Known as Nishikigoi no Sugatazushi (“Multicolored Koi-Shaped Sushi”), these delectable morsels are cut and sculpted to look like graceful, swimming fish. The edible craft springs to life on the plate, and the school of “koi” appear as though they're in motion.

The creatures utilize the same ingredients found in conventional sushi. One method of building them involves strips of salmon, sea urchin and an egg that are pressed atop blocks of rice, along with a few flecks of nori seaweed. Each “fish” is then covered with a thin slice of translucent squid cut to resemble a tail and fins. For the finishing touch, two small dots of nori are added as the eyes.

Practiced by the Nishikizushi sushi shop, located in Saiki, Japan, these uniquely-styled dishes are delivered for 800 yen ($6.70) per piece.

Photo source: grape

Photo source: grape

Youtube channel JunsKitchen created a step-by-step guide on how to make this adorable sushi for yourself:

via [RocketNews24]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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