Sushi is generally a fairly small dish. Take a look at our Bothell Japanese restaurant’s avocado or cucumber rolls, and you’ll see just how tiny a typical sushi roll gets. But just how small can sushi get? Hironori Ikeno, a chef from Tokyo, took it upon himself to push the envelope and give the world the very smallest sushi it has ever seen by building a nigiri on a single grain of sushi rice.
Though this single-rice sushi started out as a joke with a customer, Hironori has been serving this quantum of sushi in his restaurant for years now. Each piece takes five minutes for him to prepare, compared to the minute that generally goes into a regular piece of nigiri. Customers line up for his unique dish, reporting that, despite its miniscule size, this sushi still has a good deal of flavor.