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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1623 Comments
  • dolphincorn
    dolphincornSunday, January 5, 2020 at 7:16 am
    That is so cool 👟➕🍣= shoeshi?
    • codenamebossy
      codenamebossyThursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:21 am
      Not a fan of sushi but wow.🍣+👟 = this
      • angel2727272727
        angel2727272727Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm
        "this" =" edible shoe"???
      • master_gamer27
        master_gamer27Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:51 am
        I was the one who made it
        • bl5
          bl5Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm
          this is so like someone i no
          • jthevictor
            jthevictorTuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:18 pm
            that is cool
            • mooshroomz
              mooshroomzMonday, November 25, 2019 at 11:59 am
              I cant eat sushi but this is super cool
              • 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