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We have previously featured 3D latte art that pops out of cups. The Japanese have outdone themselves this time by using grated white radish to make adorable animals and well-known characters pop out of their savory meals.
Many of these dishes take on the form of Japanese hotpots, which are also known as “nabe”. These radishes are first grated and put into the bowl along with the other ingredients, and the cooks squeeze out the excess water from this vegetable to make its flesh more malleable.
With a little bit of creativity and imagination, the creators make their radish sculptures—which are also known as “Daïkon Art”—come to life.
Soy sauce and food coloring is also added to make ensure that these characters are true to their original appearance, and some creators have paid homage to their favorite Studio Ghibli movies, like My Neighbor Totoro, and other Japanese icons like Doraemon.
Perfect for enticing children to eat their vegetables, these pop-up sculptures will definitely bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Scroll down to view some of these creations.
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