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Fake Food iPhone Cases

If you've ever walked by a sushi restaurant and noticed those plastic food replicas, your first thought has most likely never been: Oh, I want that on the back of my phone! Regardless, such a product exists. The very aptly-named website Fake Food Japan has legitimately been providing restaurants with plastic replicas for 70 years and has finally (?) moved on to the world of iPhone cases. 

That's right, you can now put the appetizing combination of salmon roe and rice right on your phone. Fish eggs don't float your boat? These guys have over thirty different kinds of iPhone-compatible delicacies. 

Meticulously made and shaped with polyvinyl chloride, these food replicas have played a huge role in Japanese restaurants—especially for patrons who can't remember what rice looks like. Spoiler alert: it's small, white, and plentiful.  

Our vote for the weirdest has to go to the Uncured Ham iPhone 4 case. Because imagine the circumstances where you feel the need to stop and say: "You know what? My outdated phone needs a little ham-shaped pizazz." 

GAH, THE BLEEDING OF THE SAUCE ONTO THE RICE. IT'S SO LIFE-LIKE.

Each case takes about 2-3 weeks to make—and yes, they definitely also sell USB Flashdrives and Mint Cases. We have a couple of questions, number one: WTF, Japan?


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and, true story, once accidentally ate a live shrimp in Tokyo.