Plastic food samples in Japan

Local children making wax candles - photo by Rob McFarland

Local children making wax candles - photo by Rob McFarland

It turns out I’m a better cook than I thought. I’ve just whipped up some delicious-looking prawn tempura in under a minute. Admittedly, it might be a little on the al dente side given it’s made of wax but it certainly looks good enough to eat.

Spend any time in Japan and you will see countless displays of plastic food samples in restaurant windows. It’s a bizarre concept, given the samples don’t necessarily bear any resemblance to the dishes served inside, but that’s Japan for you.

People like to see what they’re going to eat, even if it’s made out of plastic.

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