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July 2, 2013 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Come over my house and we'll cook up a tiny Re-Ment dinner...do you prefer Japanese cuisine? Maybe something European or Chinese? Perhaps fresh from the farm? Save room for Decoration Cake and Gummy Crepes for desert. RRcherrypie's YouTube channel has served up mesmerizing meals to millions. posted by madamjujujive (34 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm not sure I understand this but I can't look away.
posted by Miko at 7:51 PM on July 2, 2013


These are so beautiful they made me cry.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:09 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just absolutely love these. A good portion of my free brain time is devoted to convincing myself not to spend all of my life savings on perfect tiny fake food. Watching the first video my face just involuntarily made the :D face and it did not abate.
posted by Mizu at 8:10 PM on July 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


They have a tiny lettuce centrifuge! (That's the moment when I started crying with joy).
posted by jb at 8:13 PM on July 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


TINY FOOD! So wonderful.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:20 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have a taco dinner set and there is a teeny tiny lime that can sit on the mouth of the beer bottle. That lime is my FAVE!

I'm going to watch way too much of this tonight! :)
posted by Swisstine at 8:29 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure if I love this or the wee little powder packets you add water to to make edible fake burgers and sushi in just-as-entrancing YouTube videos. Wee food! WEE FOOD!
posted by xingcat at 8:40 PM on July 2, 2013


do you prefer Japanese cuisine?

I believe you meant to say "Kimono my house."
posted by hydrophonic at 8:44 PM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


... Why? Wouldn't you rather have real food? This simulates on a small scale the work but no payoff.
posted by Malice at 8:54 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't you rather have real food?

I think the teeny-tiny version of the real thing is quite alluring but it sounds like a lot of work. See this Small Foods 2012 event. Although I may have to make these thimble cupcakes soon.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:11 PM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


In fact, I should make those micro-cupcakes tomorrow to eat while I watch more of these tiny food video clips.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:12 PM on July 2, 2013


i think the fresh from the farm video is the same as the european one
posted by rebent at 9:15 PM on July 2, 2013


38 million tiny views on the dinner video.
posted by user92371 at 9:20 PM on July 2, 2013


oops - here is the farm one, sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know, rebent.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:38 PM on July 2, 2013


... Why? Wouldn't you rather have real food? This simulates on a small scale the work but no payoff.

Maybe you should take up a manly hobby like woodworking.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:01 PM on July 2, 2013


I've seen similar videos but the third one in which individual "ice cubes" were poured into an ice bucket nearly killed me. So many tiny ice cubes!

As a kid I had a mini kitchen set. The fridge was maybe a little larger than Barbie-sized, and it had an "ice maker" where you'd load the ice cubes into the fridge and when you pressed the lever, they'd fall out. However, those always had 4-5 cubes stuck together. (Anyone have an idea of the brand name?)
posted by IndigoRain at 12:19 AM on July 3, 2013


Love the raw shrimp, breaded raw shrimp and fully fried tempura shrimp.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:37 AM on July 3, 2013


Sebastian, I'm female. Also don't get the woodworking miniatures either.
posted by Malice at 12:40 AM on July 3, 2013


I am here to admit that I watch half of the first video thinking "Why the hell is this video set to Freak-A-Zoid by Midnight Star? WTF?!" Then I Realized that I had unmuted my computer right after the video started and, no, this person is not mini cooking to old break dancing music, my iTunes was running in the background.
posted by Foam Pants at 12:48 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


... Why? Wouldn't you rather have real food?

But...but...its tiny!

I am loving this so hard.
posted by billiebee at 1:58 AM on July 3, 2013


The mini food has a longer shelf life than real food.
posted by tel3path at 3:20 AM on July 3, 2013


I'm going to wander over to askme to check for tiny food "should I eat this" questions.

the answer, of course is... NO, it's plastic!
posted by HuronBob at 3:46 AM on July 3, 2013


the answer, of course is... NO, it's plastic!

Some of it is edible. See the tiny cakes for example. I mean, as a person who could eat a whole real-sized cake it's utterly pointless. But still.
posted by billiebee at 3:51 AM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why is this stuff so satisfying? As a kid, I used to construct miniature replica mouthfuls of whatever meal we were having, and it was the same kind of feeling. It's just so cosy.

That said, I got one of the edible sushi ones as a gift, and the actual taste of the finished product was a bit disappointing. Not that I was expecting any sort of magic flavours of course, just that it all had the same sort of generic, slightly worn bubble gum thing going on.
posted by lucidium at 4:38 AM on July 3, 2013


Hmmm.. just watched the cake video... it really has a sort of ASMR vibe going.....
posted by HuronBob at 4:54 AM on July 3, 2013


I know they are adorable and all but I just can't get past the amount of engineering and packaging involved. It would be way cooler if the little moulds and tools were edible (or at least compostible!) too.

/killjoy
posted by freya_lamb at 5:19 AM on July 3, 2013




... it really has a sort of ASMR vibe going.....

That seems to be the only explanation for the 38 million views user92371 noted. Although I guess one can never underestimate the enormous power of "cute" which as near as I can figure is one of the fundamental underpinnings of Japanese society.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:09 AM on July 3, 2013


The donuts frying in the oil!!!

I also like the burger that is edible. The poster claims it tastes like a real burger?
posted by queensissy at 9:52 AM on July 3, 2013


I know they are adorable and all but I just can't get past the amount of engineering and packaging involved. It would be way cooler if the little moulds and tools were edible (or at least compostible!) too.

I watched like 30 of these last night, and in the comments on one the poster said that the plastic is recyclable in Japan.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:03 AM on July 3, 2013


I've looked at Re-Ment with longing quite a number of times over the years. I've always stopped myself from buying it, because somehow I knew that buying one set could only lead to me having spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on tiny fake food. This is almost as good and much cheaper.
posted by jocelmeow at 5:34 PM on July 4, 2013


I was just out to dinner at a Thai restaurant and they had a display at the hostess/cashier stand made from what I think was Re-Ment - a teeny-tiny cart with intricate tiny food. It was busy and crowded and I was with other people who didn't share my fascination but now that I'm home and reflecting I bemoan that I didn't take a picture. Drat.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:24 PM on July 6, 2013


There's also no guarantee that consumables would be less energy intensive.
posted by Miko at 8:57 PM on July 6, 2013


I have just purchased a bunch of Kracie kits. Soon, there will be tiny donuts. Tiny donuts.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:20 PM on July 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


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