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.


  1. Very appetizing pics!
    Have you heard about Fake Food Japan?

    If not, you may want to check them out.

    1. Thank you for the comment and the link.

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

  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.

  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.