Variations on traditional Japanese sushi like temari-zushi and maki-zushi have inspired chefs and artists alike to create edible works of art that are meant to be devoured by our eyes as much as our mouths. The latest new style borrows from the ancient technique of assembling patterns or compositions from smaller materials and is being referred to as Mosaic Sushi.
Adored perhaps for its photogenic qualities and catchy name, Mosaic Sushi began appearing on Instagram and other social media, uploaded with the hashtag #mosaicsushi or, in Japanese, #モザイク寿司.
And as popular video recipe creator Tastemade Japan demonstrates, making Mosaic Sushi isn’t much harder than making regular sushi. It simply involves preparing various different types of sushi and then cutting them in squares to create mosaic patterns.
Try creating your own! Or simply browse through all the Mosaic Sushi eye candy on Instagram.