Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2014
What could be better than a sushi train? Why a sushi boat, of course! Here ‘s a great way to recreate a sushi shop—the kind with the rotating trays—in the comfort of your apato. And while this bites isn’t a chef or maitre d’, it does make the younger ones in the family the star gourmets.
Toy company Takara-Tomy Arts has come up with a genius at-home version of your favorite local kaitenzushi place, one they call Cho Nigi-Nigi O-uchi de Kaitenzushi. All you need to do is set up the track at home, don sushi-chef hats and aprons and get practicing on your “Irasshaimase!” Then, with squeeze tubes like a Play-Doh Fun Factory, kids can help make nigiri or makizushi with their favorite ingredients—meaning no fuss and lots of creativity.
You may want to dial it down when meatball-natto-strawberry jam versions are suggested, but nothing beats the fun of a home-made family meal where everyone pitches in.
Keep an eye out for specially marked boxes that include two extra straight rail pieces, increasing options to change the railway layout every time.
List price ¥7,020. Available at toy stores nationwide.