Japanese Sushi Reproduced Through Digital Technology

Sushi is a Japanese dish made from rice that is combined with a variety of ingredients like raw seafood, vegetables and occasionally, fruits. Sushi is a popular dish served in most Southeast Asian restaurants. If you are in Thailand, you can experience the Japanese dish at sushi restaurant in Bangkok that uses exceptionally fresh fish and ingredients.

However, what will you feel if the sushi you ordered comes via a futuristic platform from Japan that has been transmitted to generate pixilated made to order sushi? Open Meals has demonstrated this concept at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Generating technology and 3D printer that can make “8-bit sushi” was showcased.

It sounds a like a gimmick but the creators of the platform have an ambitious plan for a concept that could make radical changes on how food is created and delivered. The basic idea of 3D printed food is not new because a variety of creators have already started to create faux meat, ice cream and fruits. However, Open Meals is using unique technology that will customize food down to mere millimetres. Whereas most food printers create layers of pureed ingredients, Open Meals makes use of a water-based system that can add flavours, nutrients and colours while a “cube” is being assembled.

The other component is the Pixel Food Printer which is a platform for complex food creation that makes use of digital technology, a robotic arm and a range of cartridges that provide flavour, colour, nutrition and gelatizing agents into the sushi. The printer is capable of making simple reproductions of different kinds of food.

The sushi that is currently printed is in 5-millimeter blocks that resemble tasty food bits you will usually find in video games. However, Open Meals hopes that the sushi bits will reach sizes of one millimetre or less to make it better looking.

No matter if the sushi is created through digital technology; it won’t beat the flavour and taste of the Japanese food served at sushi restaurant in Bangkok that offers the best Japanese dining in Thailand. Aside from Japanese sushi, there are salmon dishes the echoes the authentic flavours of Japan.