Crossover Cuisine

Food lovers embrace sushi all over the world, devise new interpretations
Implications - Sushi is becoming a globalized cuisine, as more and more Western cultures embrace the food with open arms. While at first Westerners did not particularly understand the concept of eating raw fish and seasoned rice together, over the course of the past few decades, it has become one of most beloved types of cuisine, with an increasing number of sushi restaurants and innovations sprouting up all over North America. According to Food & Wine, the number of sushi bars in the United States quintupled between 1988 and 1998, and it has kept on growing. With sushi's growing popularity, consumers are also getting crafty and recreating their own versions of the cuisine as well as sushi-inspired innovations, such as dessert-style sushi, rice-rolling machines and more.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 56,239 Total Clicks Aug 11 - Jun 12
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Lunchbox Maki Makers - The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker Molds Homemade Meals into Fun
SCORE: 6.7
Viral 33,523 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 12
Lunchbox Maki Makers
The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker Molds Homemade Meals into Fun
Too quickly, homemade lunches can lose their luster. The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker strives to keep you craving your healthy and economical creations with a crisp and clever snack box that infuses... [More]
Edible Insect Sushi - Ento Uses Creative Branding to Encourage Eating Creepy Crawlers
SCORE: 6.8
Hot 7,738 Clicks Pub: May 3, 12
Edible Insect Sushi
Ento Uses Creative Branding to Encourage Eating Creepy Crawlers
Ento is a project by Aran Dasan, Jacky Chung, Jonathan Fraser and Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky, who are a team working together on the Innovation Design Engineering joint Masters course at the Royal... [More]
Sweet Sushi Playthings - The Fakir Design Sushi Toy is an Adorable Delight
SCORE: 5.9
Warm 7,282 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 12
Sweet Sushi Playthings
The Fakir Design Sushi Toy is an Adorable Delight
Parisian artist Fakir brings you this sweet Sushi toy as a way to help you play with food. The resin toys resemble traditional Japanese delicacies. The hand-crafted series includes a group of sushi rolls.… [More]
Rice Roll-Making Machines - The Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot is Seriously Efficient
SCORE: 3.8
Warm 2,202 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 12
Rice Roll-Making Machines
The Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot is Seriously Efficient
With the emergence of all-you-can-eat restaurants, the Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot may just be the answer to providing a constant supply of fresh bites. The automated droid is able to produce 2,500... [More]
Melting Maki Bites - These Sushi Ice Cream Cupcakes are a Cute and Kitschy Way to Beat the Heat
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 2,296 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 12
Melting Maki Bites
These Sushi Ice Cream Cupcakes are a Cute and Kitschy Way to Beat the Heat
Keep cool this summer with these frosty and fabulous Sushi Ice Cream Cupcakes. The title (if taken literally) may not seem all that enticing, but rest assured; these tasty treats are happily fish... [More]
Ridiculously Large Rolls - Giant Sushi is Taking Over in Japan Among Diehard Fish Fans
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 3,198 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 11
Ridiculously Large Rolls
Giant Sushi is Taking Over in Japan Among Diehard Fish Fans
I will be the first to admit that I can eat a lot of sushi -- and often, too -- but the giant sushi craze in Japan may be a bit much, even for me. A recently opened restaurant in the Aichi prefecture of… [More]