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
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 30 yen
For an additional price you can also make tempura with lettuce (550 yen), natto and rice (1870 yen) or a salmon roe rice bowl (1870 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