Japanese Fake Food Samples: Plastic Parfait Class in Fukuoka

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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 16 guests
Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Step up to the plastic plate and make your very own plastic parfait food sample during this exciting family-friendly class in Fukuoka.
Learn how to make your own “shokuhin sanpuru” or plastic food sample (Japanese fake food) at a studio in Fukuoka
Choose from different “flavors” of parfait to make during this hands-on experience
Enjoy making your own mouth-watering plastic parfait during this hands-on activity which is perfect for families (plus you’ll get a great souvenir to take home!)
Friendly staff will help you to decorate your food sample just how you like using different techniques
Unleash your creative side and decorate your parfait as you like!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Impressively similar to the real life foods they represent, plastic food samples are widely used throughout Japan. Usually found in display cases in front of restaurants and eateries, these food samples or “shokuhin sanpuru” (literally translating to “food samples” in English) are 3D replicas of an establishment’s menu, made from realistic-looking plastic. Always enticing but not actually edible, these perfect plastic versions of food are convincing, commonplace in Japan, and are fascinatingly mouthwatering for plastic! This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is visiting Fukuoka to make their very own plastic food sample. Held at a colorful plastic food making studio in Fukuoka, kids and adults of any age are welcome to join this fun foodie class. As soon as you enter, you will be surrounded by exciting and delicious looking food samples! All of the samples look so brightly colored and scrumptious, you will be amazed that they are not actually real! Even if you are not able to eat them, these food samples are fun to make and fun to use. During this class, you can make your very own “shokuhin sanpuru” of a luxurious, personalized parfait! The friendly staff members will teach you how to put together the detailed elements of your fake parfait with different techniques to make it look real. You can even choose from different brightly-colored sauces to recreate different ice cream and topping flavors during this unique experience. Jump in during this hands-on class and use your imagination, adding any toppings you like (at extra cost). Your end product will be high quality and also mark the memory of a unique plastic parfait making experience during your trip to Fukuoka. The final product is a fantastic souvenir to decorate your home, or it makes a great gift.
Guidance about making Japanese fake food samples from an instructor
Tools and materials to make one plastic parfait
Transportation to and from the studio
Additional toppings
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Please meet directly at the studio. The address and access info will be shared after booking.
The finished products that you make are only plastic food samples and are not edible
Additional toppings are available for purchase starting from 55 yen
For an additional price you can also make tempura with lettuce (2200 yen), natto and rice (3520 yen) or a salmon roe rice bowl (3520 yen)
It will take about 3 days for the parfait to dry properly so please straighten the freshly made sample when you take it home
Ensure to dry it in a well ventilated area as it may have an unpleasant odor when it dries
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Fukuoka is Japan’s up-and-coming foodie prefecture, which was put on the map by the 2014 Michelin Guide and has been consistently featured ever since. Roam food markets in Fukuoka, taste the authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen in its birthplace, and fill up at yatai street food stalls during your trip to Fukuoka!
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Earliest available date: June 29, 2024
¥ 1,980
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals