In Japan, there is a special tradition of carving food called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy Japanese restaurant before, you might have had a plate come out with vegetables carved into various shapes such as a carrot into a bunny. Japanese artist Gaku has taken the basic art of food carving to a whole new level. All he needs for his artwork is a fruit or vegetable from the grocery store and his own version of an x-acto knife. He uses the knife to carve out extremely intricate patterns and Japanese motifs. For fun, he’ll even sometimes carve food into animals or characters from well known shows. Check out some of his work below. We think you’ll agree that it’s almost too pretty to eat.I wonder how long it took.
Just look at that preciseness and perfection!
It’s carved so well that at first glance, it looks like it was drawn with red marker.
These radishes look so beautiful, I don’t think I would ever be able to cut them up and cook them.
Very clever of him to incorporate both the actual banana and the banana peel.
Most people use clay to sculpt their structures, this guy uses vegetables. Now that’s an impressive sculptor.
Seriously, who can eat something that looks like literal art?
Perhaps scales of a fish or a dragon? Either way, it looks like each scale was tediously carved.
Most people can barely draw this, let alone carving it into a fruit!
The design is carved so well that even when the apple is cut up into slices, the design is still readable.
Had I not known better, I probably would have thought this was a real fish from afar.
All Dragon Ball Z fans would be so proud and impressed by this design.