Sushi for dessert? What if it’s shaped like a cake? With my current cooking skill set, I think layering sushi ingredients would be easier than rolling them up.

Using a bowl as a guide, take two sheets of nori paper and cut them into circles. Add the first layer of rice, then avocado, and last the sushi.  Finally stack both layers on top of each other to complete the cake. Then grab some spicy sauce and chopsticks and call your friend over. Or keep it for yourself, I won’t judge.

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To honor the character known as Kirimi-chan, whose head is a giant piece of salmon, Japanese companies Pucco and Sanrio teamed up to create salted-salmon chewy candy. The limited edition offering features a gray color to mimic salmon skin and the addition of salmon flakes to its center. But rather than acting as a ipecac, the candy has been described as having an orange flavor and only “hints of fish”, while others described it as sweet and mild.

Whatever the case, most purchases will most likely be the result of curiosity rather than any sort of appetizing appeal.

Check out the equally weird promotional video after the break…

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Isao Machii is a master swordsman, and he recently had the opportunity to show off his skills for mobile carrier Softbank. During the ad, Machii takes out a number of different foods (including fried shrimp) traveling towards him at high speed. Needless to say, never get into a food fight with a samurai.

See Also: An Air Cannon Is The Most Badass Way To Fry Shrimp

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In this strange but highly amusing Japanese video, shrimp are fired from an air cannon. What’s more, as they hurl towards their final target, they fly through a gauntlet that batters and fries them. I wish I could use this machine at home. Though, in all honesty, I’d probably shatter all of my windows.

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Kids love to play with their food and this colorful woodblock sushi set lets them have at it without creating a mess. A special limited edition was originally made for Design Ah exhibition but this set comes with a lid making it perfect for playtime and easy to keep track of all the pieces.

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Flying Dog Brewery has created a special edition brew called Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale to celebrate Old Bay’s 75th anniversary.

If you’re wondering how a seafood seasoning tastes in a beer, Flying Dog has your answer:

Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale will highlight the indelible character of OLD BAY through bright and refreshing citrus hop character and a crisp, tart finish. OLD BAY is added to the whirlpool imparting a bold aroma followed by hints of flavor throughout the beer. The finish is dry, snappy, and perfect for our hot and humid summers.

The ale will be on shelves Memorial Day through Labor Day in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. Proceeds from the sale of this special edition will benefit True Blue, a restaurant certification and consumer awareness program that promotes sustainably harvested Maryland Blue Crab and rewards restaurants that serve Maryland crabmeat.

Sounds like a great beer to have with your next crab dinner. Plus, the label by Gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman is pretty darn cool.

(via Gothamist)

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Believe it or not, there’s actually a sushi chef in Japan that makes sushi using only a single grain of rice.

In a short video shot by Reuters, the man behind the mini-sushi mentions that it all started as a practical joke for a customer. But once he started making the tiny treats, he kept wanting to experiment to see how small he could make them. Fun fact: it takes him five minutes to make each piece, while in comparison, it takes him only one minute to make a normal piece of sushi.

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There are all sorts of crazy Doritos flavors out there but this latest one might be the weirdest. It’s a new limited edition shrimp mayonnaise flavor that’s available through the middle of March. As you’ve probably guessed, you can only get them in Japan.

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It’s a turkey stuffed with an octopus. With crab legs sticking out from the sides. With three slices of bacon on top because bacon makes everything better. The “Cthurkey” was made by Rusty Eulberg of Lubbock, Texas a few years ago with the help of his wife, Jenny. According to an interview in Gothamist:

“We wanted to do something unique for Christmas dinner with friends of ours. Jenny is a big fan of Cthulhu so we went and bought some crab legs and some octopus and bacon and cooked them all separate and slapped them together on a plate, and that was it. The next year I made a Cthicken; the same thing using squid instead of octopus and a chicken.”

I don’t care how much delicious bacon they wrap this thing in, there is no way I’m eating that for dinner. No. Way.

(doc-birdman via Kotaku)