Mar 19, 2014

Miniature Sushi Made with a Single Grain of Rice

miniature sushi made with a single grain of rice chef hironori ikeno nohachi restaurant (8)

 

It started as a joke with a customer over a decade ago. Chef Hironori Ikeno thought it would be funny to serve one of his regulars a miniature plate of sushi. Soon afterwards, Chef Ikeno wondered just how small he could go.

 

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It turns out he could go really small! Using only a single grain of rice for each piece of sushi, Chef Ikeno is capable of creating an entire selection of miniature sushi for patrons at his Sushi restaurant, located in the old Tokyo district, Nohachi.

 

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Ikeno says each piece can take up to five minutes to create and he usually makes them for fun for kids, couples and tourists.

 

 

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