Train your kids in the art of sushi with this woodblock sushi set

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

You know what they say, ‘Better start those sushi chefs young!’ Or so I think that’s how it goes. Japanese design firm ‘plaplax’ created this 45-piece wooden tsumiki-sushi set, composed of ‘shari’, referring to rice, and ‘neta’, which means ‘fish’. Kids on the road to sushi stardom will have a fun time learning the craft […]

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Designer Nori: laser-cut seaweed with stunning geometric patterns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 2 May 2014

Now this, this deserves to be called food porn! In the wake of the tragic 2011 tsunami that hit Japan, ad agency I&S BBDO and seaweed shop owner Umino Hiroyuki designed a series of laser-cut seaweed to help boost the weak sales of local nori manufacturers. ‘Japanese people are eating less seaweed than before and […]

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Stackable Sushi Rings, the eternal Bento Box

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By Sheena Andies in New Fashion on Thursday 10 April 2014

Alongside my eternal quest for more sushi, I think I’ve found a way to satiate my craving for the time being. Or perhaps initiate it. Just like a take away menu, you choose your sushis, your makis, and your rolls, and they all come to your door in a bento box. Can we consider these […]

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Sushi bazooka will obliterate your sushi cravings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 24 March 2014

Say hasta la vista to that painful process of trying to create the perfect sushi roll. Arm yourselves with this secret weapon from Firebox, and you will dominate your sushi cravings like never before. The Sushi Bazooka is a kitchen tool that makes your life easier by removing that daunting phase of having to load all the filling perfectly and shaping it afterwards.

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Sushi Memo Blocks: get some sushi for ya desk

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 1 October 2013

This sushi will help you get the job done. The humorous design behind these Sushi Memo Blocks harkens back to the famous ‘brain food’ snacking excuse. Remember telling your mum you needed food to study or else your brain would run out of fuel? You know what I’m talking about. Well, now you can have sushi […]

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Unbelievable sushi art by Takayo Kiyota

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 23 September 2013

These rolls of sushi are just too beautiful to eat. Created by master sushi chef Takayo Kiyota, each tiny masterpiece is invisible until sliced. Once cut in half, each roll reveals an image created with the help of coloured rice, vegetables and a lot of detailed planning. I suppose this is what you resort to […]

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Sure, eat your sushi, but fight off this shark first

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 6 August 2013

When there’s no room in hell, the sharks will, er, eat our sushi. Good thing we have these things called ‘chopsticks’. Makes it easier for us to wrestle our food from sharks like the feisty humans we are!

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Kim Jon il’s sushi chef knows all the weird secrets of North Korea

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 28 June 2013

For the most part, North Korea is shrouded in complete mystery to the general public. We speculate about how many people actually live there, how many starved during the famine of the late 90s, how many nuclear weapons they have pointed at various areas of the world, and so forth. But vey few are privileged to any real knowledge about […]

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SushiAirways in Singapore

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 4 March 2013

Air travel and sushi are two things we love, but don’t necessarily picture together. So it’s pretty neat that SushiAirways boldly mashes up both. Its interiors are playfully modeled after the Douglas DC-3, an American fixed-wing aircraft that was big in the 1930s, while Jap cuisine is served by staff dressed in matching uniforms reminiscent […]

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Hilarious informative short film about sushi

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Saturday 1 September 2012

If Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the documentary film that has been making waves in the arthouse film circuit of late, had a companion piece to open the film, it would be this. In this 8-min short featuring Japanese comedy troupe The Rahmens, sushi trivia, etiquette and traditions are hilariously jumbled with outright fiction and exaggerated […]

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Sushiritto: a delicious sushi/burrito mashup

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Sushi? Burritos? If you’re living in California, working through this conundrum is probably engrained into your weekly routine. But thanks to one chef in San Francisco who just didn’t want to have to make that choice, now you don’t have to either. Sushiritto is the ultimate mash-up of burritos and sushi, where Latin flavors mingle with Asian ingredients.

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Sushi Bazooka: lets you make your own sushi in a hurry

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Products on Friday 27 July 2012

Sushi is something that most people love (including me), but one problem is that it’s not cheap ordering it in restaurants. For those craving sushi and not wanting to spend so much, this product is for you. Sushezi is a product that replicates a bazooka and it solves our problem of making sushi at home. […]

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Tobacco-rolling inspired machine invented to roll sushi

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Wednesday 4 July 2012

The Japanese have been eating sushi since the 1800s but the Germans have now made it efficient. From German design firm osko + deichmann comes this fantastic tobacco-rolling inspired machine that makes mastering your own Maki a whole lot simpler. Forget the bamboo mat and take to the machine where rice, fish, and seaweed are […]

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Designer sushi with lasercut seaweed

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 May 2012

The Japanese are so evolved, they’ve figured out nearly everything to an art. We thought these cute little sushi couldn’t probably look any cuter. We were wrong. After the the 2011 tsunami, sales of Japanese nori (seaweed) dropped, and ad agency, I&S BBDO, decided to roll out – ha, couldn’t resist – a design nori series of gorgeously patterned laser-cut seaweed sheets.

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The World’s most expensive sushi

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By Michelle Wilding in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 8 July 2010

Gold-laced sushi is only appropriate for people whom live large and lavish lifestyles. Made by ambitious Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr, our favourite seaweed treat comes wrapped in a thin 24-carat gold leaf and affluently encrusted with .20-carat African diamonds on top. It also comes with a $2700 price tag, making it the world’s most […]

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