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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1663 Comments
  • lovebooks123
    lovebooks123Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:57 am
    I want some now they look so good😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
    • lolatheute
      lolatheuteMonday, June 1, 2020 at 9:25 am
      Yum 😋! I have some Nike Air max shoes
      • thewisdomoflife
        thewisdomoflifeSunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:17 pm
        A very unique way to do art and to create food.
        • effie302
          effie302Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:47 am
          I agree with @thewisdomoflife
        • sikowitz
          sikowitzThursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:09 am
          That is a lot of sushi 🍣 but it is good thing I LOVE sushi I really want a 👞- 🍣
          • queen_strong
            queen_strongThursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:50 am
            yum! That is so creative and unique!!!!
            • lululala
              lululalaThursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:38 pm
              That's cool!
              • lolipoperz
                lolipoperzTuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:49 am
                Yum!😝
                • animereina2020
                  animereina2020Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:56 am
                  I like the design they put for the shoe shi! It is so cute! I would really want to try some😀❤🍣
                  • jaemin
                    jaeminTuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:06 pm
                    So yummy
                    • smartek
                      smartekTuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:03 pm
                      This chief is creative so much