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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1594 Comments
  • yikeWednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:21 am
    wow iv never seen so good in my life like yeah its eatable
    • kayla1461
      kayla1461Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:06 am
      omg dont even thats not cool
      • yahyeet
        yahyeetTuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:05 am
        wow i thought the mona lisa was good but this is twice as better im impressed
        • ghost_dk_diemx
          ghost_dk_diemxSunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:03 pm
          cool!
          • ghost_dk_diemx
            ghost_dk_diemxSunday, September 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm
            I've seen this online but I've never really looked into it. Plus I really love sushi It's my favorite food ;p. Anyways I think that's awesome!
            • sadFriday, August 30, 2019 at 8:05 am
              never tried sho-she befor
              • wolfyMonday, August 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm
                wow
                • minayogurl
                  minayogurlFriday, August 23, 2019 at 7:53 am
                  shoe shi? id never heard of that before that is a creative name love it! keep being you!!
                  • owlfluff
                    owlfluffWednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:49 am
                    Wow...
                    • Shnap7Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:05 am
                      lol whatt