Video Of The Week — Ready For Some "Shoe-Shi?"


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Photo Credit :Yujia Hu via Instagram

Milan-based sushi chef Yujia Hu is making headlines with his innovative “shoe-shi” creations. The intricate works of art that resemble popular sneakers are made using strands of black seaweed called nori, sashimi, rice, and any other edible ingredients needed to recreate the streetwear it is being modeled after.

The China-born food artist, who works at his family’s restaurant Sakana, has created everything from Air Jordans to Vans to Supreme slides. Due to the incredible detail, every “shoe-shi,” takes between 20 to 30 minutes to make. However, the bite-sized masterpieces are not meant to be just admired – Hu intends them to be devoured just like normal sushi.

Photo Credit: Yujia Hu via Instagram

“I began creating onigiri art, at first, just for fun, but then I started being very passionate about it and love what I am doing,” says the 28-year-old who has gained worldwide fame since he began posting his work to Instagram earlier this year.

Hu’s creativity does not end with shoes. He has also used fish and rice to create replicas of a range of NBA superstars and internationally-renowned artists and actors, including characters from Star Wars and former US President Barack Obama. What’s next? The talented chef says, “I have been thinking about recreating the dragon of Game of Thrones, but I have to study it a lot because it’s pretty difficult, it has a lot of details.”


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  • maireMonday, May 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    Ha,ha,ha. Very funny.
    • sushi loverFriday, May 17, 2019 at 9:06 am
      • luekThursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:45 am
        • trev1
          trev1Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:18 am
          i could not do that my self
          • trashgod
            trashgodWednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:41 am
            Wow! that is so impressive! I could never do that!
            • wmaster87
              wmaster87Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:28 am
              Can I eat those because I'm very hungry
              • leopardstar
                leopardstarSunday, May 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm
                Wow! That's cool!
                • JeffMonday, May 6, 2019 at 11:35 am
                  So cool
                  • summerharteFriday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 am
                    soooooooooo cool
                    • SteamWednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm
                      Wow I want to eat it!