Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shokuhin Sanpuru - Plastic Food In Japan

Shokuhin Sanpuru 食品サンプル are food samples, exhibited in the windows of restaurants and food-serving establishments throughout Japan. They are accurate reproductions of the real dishes, inviting customers to come in. It is a visual menu displayed in the windows. Being specific to Japan, such tiny samples can be found in souvenir shops as well. They make nice fridge magnets, too.




















4 comments:

  1. Very appetizing pics!
    Have you heard about Fake Food Japan? http://fakefoodjapan.com/

    If not, you may want to check them out.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and the link.

      There are workshops to learn how to make such fake food.

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  2. Amazing plastic foods! (* _ *)

    Here in Brazil, our Japanese restaurants have food samples but those in Japan looks more "tasty". ^^

    I was looking at the photos and saw one of my favorite dishes: Tonkatsu Teishoku (I read you avoid eating pork...). It's really similar to the dish I've eaten here.

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  3. Yes, I rarely eat pork.
    They eat a lot of pork in Okinawa. You may want to enjoy a local pork dish called "rafte."

    Tonkatsu is delicious, indeed.

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