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This Sneaky Sashimi Bowl Is Actually A Cake In Disguise

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There’s nothing comparable to a good bowl of sashimi over rice. The Japanese dish of raw fish has become a popular staple for those looking for something light and fresh, that isn’t rolled in seaweed. However, the next time you order a bowl of your favorite tuna cut, you might want to double check before biting into it. It could just be a cake pretending.

A local bakery in Shinjuku, Japan, is known for their impressive cake models. The bakery uses popular Japanese dishes as a template for their cakes. Honestly, you couldn’t tell them apart by looking.

Take this sashimi bowl, for example.

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Made with different pastry components, the cake is layered with candy colored ingredients to create the illusion of a well-stacked bowl of sashimi. This includes cucumbers, shredded seaweed and even a garnish of lettuce .

However, it’s all sweets.

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Under the layer of fanciful Japanese condiments, one will discover nothing more than mousse below the surface. The tuna is made from a red gelatin that’s carefully sliced. The seaweed and cucumbers are black and white chocolates, respectively. Even the rice is made from a colored mousse.

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Ah, you just gotta love Japan.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.

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