Monday, February 04, 2008

Sushi chocolate for Valentine's Day

Quirky Japanese retailer Tokyu Hands is offering some very quirky gift ideas for Valentine's Day, including sushi chocolate—sushi-shaped sweets in which the shari (sushi rice) portion is chocolate and the neta (sliced fish or octopus or whatever) is some sort of sweet. (The article doesn't specify.)

The wasabi packets (see photo below) that come with the sushi set contain wasabi-flavored chocolate balls.

Other special Valentine's treats include eclairs that look like deep-fried breaded shrimps (ebi furai).

So far as I can tell, these items aren't available in the U.S., but if someone knows otherwise, please let us know!

[Source: Mainichi Shinbun]

Q: What is it that looks like sushi but tastes like chocolate? A: Sushi chocolate!

A photo from the Tokyu Hands page at the Yahoo! Japan job-search site. Unfortunately, Tokyu Hands is not hiring now.

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