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.”

Resources: thrillist.com,time.com

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  • thrw2hg3o
    thrw2hg3oTuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:54 pm
    It looks good and at the same time it looks not that good for eating
    • thesmessywriter
      thesmessywriterSaturday, February 6, 2021 at 4:36 pm
      it looks so yummy
      • unicorn87
        unicorn87Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:03 pm
        omg I'm speechless
        • mrzebragamer
          mrzebragamerMonday, December 28, 2020 at 6:12 am
          I will literally buy every single one of those right now.
          • wolfieland
            wolfielandTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 1:16 pm
            weird but interesting!
            • jango
              jangoFriday, December 4, 2020 at 7:14 am
              i try that. i love it. i want more. i eat peoples (non-sushi) shoes. i dont like it any more.
              • dede123
                dede123Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:42 pm
                cool
                • ocean1010
                  ocean1010Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:45 am
                  that amazing and very very wierd
                  • money_21
                    money_21Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5:38 pm
                    that is so cool but a the same time it is nasty
                    • jojosiwafan
                      jojosiwafanTuesday, September 29, 2020 at 7:03 am
                      this is cool but I have heard of lego shoes