Sushi Cake

Danny Choo is a guestblogger on Boing Boing. Danny resides in Tokyo, and blogs about life in Japan and Japanese subculture - he also works part time for the empire.

Do you like your cake? Do you like your sushi? Well how about a sushi cake? These yummy cakes are available from Ryu Gu Jo Sushi Studio and cost between 57 USD and 74 USD depending on the fish used. And for those who are new to eating sushi, the tutorial below will tell you everything you need to know. How good is the sushi served up in your region?

Breaking suchi cake news from CScout


  1. I kind of figured it out with the hand position at the bar

    and how does one know if the sushi where I live is any good as I have nothing to compare it to

    maybe a trip to Japan is in order after I win the lottery

  2. I live in a modestly sized college town in Indiana, and we have six sushi places, competing brands of pre-made sushi in the student union, and sushi at every grocery store (including the local co-op which does organic brown-rice vegan sushi).

    Quality varies depending on where you go and what you want. There’s a place run by koreans which serves american chinese food, a selection of noodle soup, and has a hibachi set-up in the back room. They’ve got by far the best quality fish in their sushi.

    Then there’s the place where you can get any beer (including japanese imports) for a buck if you order food. And the place that’s supposed to be french-style japanese called “japonais” which looks like nightclub, and the place that’s basically a lunch counter a block away from campus, etc…

  3. I can’t tell, but I believe I may have just been subjected to the restrained, Japanese version of the legendary Hungarian Phrasebook sketch.

    I really loved the bit about soaking your food in the soy sauce until it was “noticably heavier”.

  4. Fabulous! I was suckered until the vinegar part, too, although the woman’s face as she poured the beer and the reference to lower-income people made me terribly suspicious.

  5. We have good and bad sushi here in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the better Japanese places have fresh fish provided every day – pretty much as fresh as what you would get on the coasts. Others let the fish sit a while and you can tell. The good stuff is expensive here, compared to say Hawaii where I got the most amazing all-you-can-eat sushi for $20 or so.

  6. Seattle does pretty good when it comes to sushi. In fact I’m consistantly disappointed when I go for sushi in other US cities, which may be my own hometown bias. Certainly if you like geoduck, there’s no better place for it than the PNW (not even Japan).

  7. The opening of the flap raised a red flag, I let the vineger feet pass because I’ve never smelt feet in japan before, and the fact that they claimed nobody knew what ginger was confirmed it.

  8. What we have here is the Japanese equivalent of “Look Around You”

    As a foolish and parochial American, I’d love someone fluent in Japanese language and culture to deconstruct this, and explain precisely how big an ass you would make of yourself if you actually followed this.

  9. I’m trying to view the link with firefox but the Japanese doesn’t seem to be displaying correctly (even after fiddling with the character encoding). I usually don’t have problem viewing sites in Japanese. any suggestions?

  10. I wouldn’t call something blogged about by CScout Japan in November “breaking news”…

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