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30 Wild Ways to Make & Serve Sushi

From Patterned Maki Wrappers to Chilly Cooling Plates

— July 2, 2012 — Art & Design
While this Japanese delicacy is traditionally created using a woven bamboo mat and years of practice, there are many wild ways to make and serve sushi today. The global popularity of this dish has resulted in a number of innovations designed to make the process that much easier.

The most popular forms of sushi are the maki-roll style and the hand-pressed nigiri. Sushi requires a delicate touch and it can take years to master the art of crafting the perfect bite-sized morsel. Everything from maki-rolling contraptions to fully automated sushi bots have been designed to replicate this age-old technique. There are not only a number of ways to create this delicious meal, but also fascinating and functional ways to serve it as well. Platters with built-in coolers keep the delicate fish and your drinks at the optimal serving temperature.

Sushi has been transformed into everything from wedding cakes to miniature masterpieces. Take a walk on the wild side with these fascinating ways to make and serve sushi.
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Sushi-Centric Documentaries
Sushi-Centric Documentaries
'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' Follows World Renowned Sushi Chef Jiro Ono
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Spindly Seesaw Servers
Spindly Seesaw Servers
The Platter of Friendship Celebrates the Hungarian Custom of Giving Food
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Rice Roll-Making Machines
Rice Roll-Making Machines
The Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot is Seriously Efficient
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Wine Barrel Bento Packs
Wine Barrel Bento Packs
'Suteki Box' Modernizes the Traditional Japanese Lunch Pack
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Salty Stacked Snacks
Salty Stacked Snacks
The Spam Musubi Push-Pops are Delectable
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Miniature Seafood Snacks
Miniature Seafood Snacks
The Grain 'World's Smallest Sushi' Challenge Will Make You Hungry
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Nigirizushi-Frozen Sushi
Nigirizushi-Frozen Sushi
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Patterned Maki Wrappers
Patterned Maki Wrappers
Designer Nori Features Gorgeous Designs to Adorn Sushi Rolls
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Sushi Push Pops
Sushi Push Pops
The Pre-Rolled Sushi Popper is Like a Savory Push-Up Popsicle
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Ridiculously Large Rolls
Ridiculously Large Rolls
Giant Sushi is Taking Over in Japan Among Diehard Fish Fans
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Wooden Sushi Presses
Wooden Sushi Presses
Handy Kitchen Tool Eliminates the Need for Rolling
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Artsy Condiment Cases
Artsy Condiment Cases
The Sushi Palette by Arthur Xin Lets You Feed Your Inner Artist
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Polar Bear Bento Boxes
Polar Bear Bento Boxes
The Gel-Cooma Lunch Box is "Beary" Adorable
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Sushi-Making Machines
Sushi-Making Machines
Autec Offers Four Kitchen Helpers to Make Tasty Japanese Treats
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Ergonomic Lap Plates
Ergonomic Lap Plates
Lapware from Andrea Marin Encourages You to Ditch the Dinner Table
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Famous Portraits Made of Sushi
Famous Portraits Made of Sushi
Ken Kawasumi's "Sunflowers"
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Sushi Wedding Cakes
Sushi Wedding Cakes
Japanese Couples Cut Tuna, Not Cake
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Sushi Rolling Fees
Sushi Rolling Fees
TAO's 'Spiritual Dining' in Vegas
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Chilly Cooling Plates
Chilly Cooling Plates
The Chill Serving Platter Keeps Food Cold
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Birthday Cake Sushi
Birthday Cake Sushi
Savory Treats from Ryu Gu Jo
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Multifarious Culinary Collections
Multifarious Culinary Collections
The ScanWood Kitchen & Desk Equips a Capable Meal Prep Setup
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Simple Sushi Rollers
Simple Sushi Rollers
Osko+Deichmann Design Makes DIY Maki Rolls Easy
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Minimalist Bento Boxes
Minimalist Bento Boxes
This Mark McClean Sushi Tray is a Modern Dish for Japanese Delectables
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Sushi Rolling Machine
Sushi Rolling Machine
Bandai Namco
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Methodical Cooking Commercials
Methodical Cooking Commercials
The IKEA 'Make Sushi' Video Captures Efficient Food Prep
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Disguised Bento Boxes
Disguised Bento Boxes
The Laptop Lunch Hides Your Meal from Hungry Coworkers
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Sushi-Making Robots
Sushi-Making Robots
Chef Robot Uses Realistic FANUC M-430iA Hand to Make Nigiri
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Champagne & Sushi Platters
Champagne & Sushi Platters
The ‘Dish' by Young Sang Eun Keeps the Party Cool
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Sleek Sushi Carries
Sleek Sushi Carries
Gerlinde Gruber Creates an Eco-Friendly Sushi Takeaway Box
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Lunchbox Maki Makers
Lunchbox Maki Makers
The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker Molds Homemade Meals into Fun
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