Watch This Japanese Chef Make Very, Very Tiny Sushi


Hironori Ikeno started off making these miniscule bites of sushi as a joke about a decade ago, in his restaurant in Tokyo’s Nohachi district. Each piece of fish is delicately sliced and handled the same way any normal-size portion would be, except each micro-bite is crowned atop a single grain of rice. Ikeno presents a plate of octopus, tamago, and a few cuts of otoro, some or which come saddled to the rice with a thin band of nori. One loyal customer says the single-grain sushi may be tiny, but thanks to microscopic amounts of Japanese radish and chili used as seasonings, she claims her meal packed a lot of flavor.

Sushi chef serves up itsy bitsy sushi [WSOC]