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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1616 Comments
  • zuharewa-157358662997
    zuharewa-157358662997Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:11 am
    that's insane bro
    • woahFriday, November 1, 2019 at 11:41 am
      cool i wish i had those
      • NBA young boy Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:53 am
        that's crazy bro
        • mananoha-157003035142
          mananoha-157003035142Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:50 am
          this is so cool it looks so yummy
          • mrflimfla
            mrflimflaTuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:10 am
            u know i think ill try some of dis some time : )
            • NameMonday, October 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm
              wow
              • an alienSunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm
                that look yummy
                • am-olm1
                  am-olm1Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:45 am
                  I would like to have one of those shoes!
                  • am-olm1
                    am-olm1Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:42 am
                    Wow! Amazing!
                    • bellal3856
                      bellal3856Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:11 am
                      i want to try it