Dear Chef Hironori Ikeno,
Two of my favorite things in life are sushi and miniature replicas of larger things, so when I heard you were making mini sushi rolls out of single grains of rice, I was understandably intrigued. Also hungry, because have I mentioned how much I love sushi? Anyway, I read that it takes you about five minutes to make each piece of singular rice sushi (you can crank out regular size rolls in just 1 minute), which include full-flavor ingredients like fresh white fish, radish, and chili. You are obviously very talented in the culinary arts, plus, at the risk of sounding like a pervert, you must have very skilled hands…
Care to, ahem, roll with me sometime?
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This ad campaign for a sushi restaurant in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is meant to make you want to eat
vagina fish. The tagline translates to, “First class FISH, not some vulgar crap.” But oh, it’s vulgar. I’m speechless for once. [Buzzfeed]
While we humans might delight in dressing up our cat friends as adorable little pieces of sushi, don’t think for one second they’re enjoying this. Because they are not. [Laughing Squid]
Charlie Sheen Problems: the actor is pissy that a stripper joint called Cheetahs bequeathed his name upon their VIP room, in which guests can eat sushi off nearly-naked women for $250 a pop. An outraged Sheen has threatened to sue the New York City “gentleman’s club” for — get this — damaging his reputation by bedecking the VIP room with grinning pictures of his face. Although the Charlie Sheen room has been party central for a year, Sheen’s lawyers just recently fired off a cease-and-desist letter claiming they used his name without his permission. The club’s owners relented, but not without rolling their eyes. Asked the owner, “How could sushi damage Charlie Sheen’s reputation?” Truer words have never been spoken. [NY Post]
Jennifer Lopez is one fancy lady. She’s eating sushi jewelry in the new ad for Tous, a Spanish jewelry company. We should all dine so decadently! [Examiner] Keep reading »
Big news in the snack world: Pop Tarts has unveiled its new flagship store in New York City’s Times Square — and a new taste sensation: Pop Tarts sushi. You’re on ideas fire, Pop Tarts!
What is Pop Tarts sushi? It’s minced bits of Pop Tarts wrapped in Fruit-by-the-Foot. Basically, it’s our wet dream of a snack. The snack scientists over at Pop Tarts have come up with around 30 new tarty treats, all of which combine the delicious high-fructose corn syrup-infused breakfast treat with surprising ingredients (Pop-Tarts Ants on a Log, anyone?).
The store will also feature Pop-Tarts themed light shows and Pop-Tarts video games, all of which we’re sure will be highly instructional. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Remember playing house with your kindergarten boyfriend and Play-Doh food? Well, Peepshi is the sushi equivalent of taking something wholly adult and giving it a juvenile rebirth. All you need are three childhood dietary staples: Fruit by the Foot, Rice Krispies, and, of course, Peeps. But be warned! This recipe is not for the faint of heart, or people who don’t like to get their hands sticky. You will need to have the nerve to cut off quite a few candy chicken heads. [Serious Eats] Keep reading »
Owner Lisa Woodruff poses with stepsister pugs Mochi and Olive in their sushi Halloween costumes. [10/4/09, Huntington Beach] Keep reading »
Bad dates suck. But letâ€™s face it, after a certain length of time, they can be pretty funny in retrospect. In honor of the grand tradition of laughing uproariously at disastrous dates, weâ€™re taking submissions for The Bad Date Hall Of Fame. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org â€“ and if we publish yours, weâ€™ll send you a pair of Frisky underpants. After the jump, a bad date bums a ride, but forgets to cover up his bum. Keep reading »