Yuki, a town located in Hiroshima, Japan, is not only a place where you can enjoy relaxing hot springs, but it is also home to the “Japanese giant salamander konjac”.
Konjac is an Asian herb that is made into a jelly-like substance that can be turned into fruit jellies or noodles for hot pot.
The “Japanese giant salamander konjac”, specifically, is konjac that is formed into the shape of a Japanese giant salamander.
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Not only is Yuki a place where konjac is cultivated and produced, it is also known to be home to the Japanese giant salamander. Therefore, local high school students decided to combine the two ideas and create konjac shaped like the Japanese giant salamander.
The salamander-shaped konjac can be used in hot pots or soups, and after cooking the salamander looks very realistic. The color, shape, and patterns might be enough to cause you to lose your appetite.
The high school students’ creation went viral on Twitter, with many social media users commenting on its strange appearance.
Despite its strange appearance, however, many social media users loved the idea and shared multiple photos of the realistic-looking konjac.
Some even used it to prank their friends. The konjac quickly became very popular, and orders usually take a couple of months to arrive.