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Fake Plastic Food In Japan Evolved From Less Than Appetizing Origins
These sample meals have always had an uncanny realism to them – and now we know why. It turns out these plastic food replicas were borne out of a more scientific art form. The original maker of fake food started out creating models of human organs and diseases, with the realistic plastic replicas aimed at helping doctors study illnesses. Pretty soon, restaurants came knocking on the artisan's door – despite it's unappetizing origins, they figured fake food was the perfect way to familiarize country folk with the unique fare city restaurants had to offer.
The sample-making company says they haven't been able to get the concept to take off in the Western world... after learning the less than appetizing story behind the samples, we're not sure they ever will.
Do you like the idea of plastic food? Do these samples help you pick your meal or are they are turn off?