This Artist Makes Warrior Figures Out of Ramen Noodles

Lately, people seem to really be into adding photo-realism into their food, usually to a creepy effect. This gelato puppy dog is adorable, but it makes it hard to dig your spoon through its neck and decapitate it. These clay macarons, meanwhile, aren’t edible, which is good because the realistic baby faces on them might be a bit much for something you’re supposed to put in your mouth. The latest food-meets-art project thankfully isn’t quite so true to life. Instead of emulating our pets or children, these ramen noodle warriors just look like a lot of fun, and like they could lead a miniature army to victory in a culinary battle… a food fight, if you will (via Spoon & Tamago).

These figures are the creation of Tokyo-based graphic designer Taishi Arimura, and they’re an anthropomorphic dining delight. First he creates the bodies with instant noodles, twisting the noodles around until they resemble a humanoid figure. Then he uses the containers they came in to create their warrior armor, and finishes his creations by making sure they’re armed for a fight, whether it’s with chopsticks or a fork. The highly talented Arimura has more art on his Twitter and Instagram pages (including more ramen warrior photos), and it’s all worth checking out.

Is this the coolest-looking thing made out of food that you’ve ever seen? Let us know what you think down in the comments!

Featured image: Guilhem Vellut/Flickr

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