Fake Food Japan - 食品サンプル How to Make Plastic Food? Behind the Scenes Part 4

Uploaded by FakeFoodJapan on 01.06.2012

Fake Food Japan - 食品サンプル How to Make Plastic Food? Behind the Scenes
Part 4
Here are some examples of roast beef. From left to right, you can see how the roast beef
transforms throughout the fake food making process. As you see, we paint the roast beef
in stages just like it would change had it been cooked. As for adding the right color
variations to the roast beef, we use an airbrush, which is the same for most products that we
produce. As I've stated previously, this roast beef was made from a mold using an actual
piece of roast beef. Even when using an airbrush, because the surface of the roast beef is not
even, we can only paint the outer surface as dark as you see here. To create a more
realistic looking item, we touch up the colors by painting with a brush as you can see in
these two examples.
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Now let me show you a sliced strawberry. When we make a strawberry, it is made from a white
mold. Then we paint it yellow followed by red. Many years ago, we would hand paint the
intricate details of the interior of the strawberry but nowadays, we have design data that we
can print out and apply to an adhesive backing or sticker. Afterwards, we add some touch
up paint around the sticker to complete the finished product.
When making the fake food items as you see here in our factory, the way to make them
really doesn't differ from how you would make the real thing. If you were to make a cake
for example, we would follow the same recipe to replicate the fake food version of the
cake that you wanted. The only difference of course would be the ingredients used.
Now take a look at this shrimp tempura that I'm holding. So first before making the shrimp
tempura, we need to make the shrimp just like this one. When making the real thing, you
would add tempura batter followed by cooking the shrimp in oil. Since we don't use oil
in making the fake food item, we instead dip the shrimp in a clear PVC liquid. Once done,
we apply hot air from a tool similar to a hair dryer to create a realistic looking tempura.
Keep in mind that once the PVC liquid gets hot, it hardens which is why the hot air mixed
with the blowing function is the recipe for great looking tempura.
Now you can probably understand why it takes a while to make shrimp tempura. First we need
to make the shrimp, paint the shrimp, followed by applying the clear PVC liquid to make the
tempura outside of the shrimp.
Next, here are some ramen noodles. Other members of the noodle family include spaghetti and
udon but for this example I'll use ramen. Now, I want you to think of ramen as string
covered in PVC liquid. When making ramen, first we receive the ramen bowl from the restaurant
that we are making the ramen fake food for. Next, we heat the PVC liquid covered string,
which makes it become very soft just like actual noodles. After placing it in the bowl,
we add toppings such as pork, egg, bean sprouts, etc. to the bowl per the restaurant's request.
Lastly, we add the soup mixture and we're done. As you can understand, the way we make
ramen doesn't really change at all from how a ramen restaurant were to make the real thing.
Here is an example of white rice. As you can see, here are individual kernels of rice.
If we add various colors to these rice kernels, we can make other dishes such as fried rice,
dry curry rice, etc.
This Concludes Part IV. Move on to Part V.
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