FOOD & DRINK
10/29/2014 03:39 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Radish Animal Sculptures Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

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These animal sculptures made of Daikon radishes -- a winter root vegetable native to Asia -- look almost too good to eat.

For a new book called "Grated Daikon Art," Tokyo-based viral radish artist Masanori Kono compiled a series of radish sculpture ideas meant to spruce up Japanese hot-pot dishes called nabe. The book features a collection of Kono's own sculptures, credited to his alias KimimaRock, as well as creations by other artists.

A tutorial of how to make the panda below is also available on Cookpad.


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Yuko Ishihara


Kaoru Nakamichi

"Grated Daikon Art" was published on Oct. 10, by Shufunotomo.

H/T Laughing Squid

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