Calling all fans of Japanese food -- you've never seen sushi rolls quite like these. These sheets of 'nori' (dried seaweed) have had intricate designs cut into them using a laser, making them a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.
STOMPer ZannotZelieveZt wrote:
"I never thought that sushi or seaweed could lend a meal a designer touch as well.
"This clever technique spruces up the 'skin' of a sushi roll, using lasers to cut intricate designs into the nori seaweed used for wrapping sushi rice rolls.
"It's called 'design nori' and it is sold in Japan in a set consisting of five uniquely designed sheets of seaweed.
"The designs include 'sakura' ('cherry blossoms'), 'mizutama' ('water drops'), 'asanoha' ('hemp'), 'kikkou' ('turtle shell'), and 'kumikkou' ('tortoise shell'). Each is based on an element meant to suggest beauty, good fortune, growth, happiness, and longevity.
"I hope this doesn't become just another reason to mark up the prices of sushi though!"