An Australian mother has brought the magic of her favourite conveyor belt sushi restaurant into her home by ordering Japanese takeout and arranging the boxes on top of a children’s Christmas train set.
Bars, cafes and restaurants shut their doors on Monday, March 23, under instructions from Prime Minister Scott Morrison‘s government designed to enhance social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Among them was Sushi Train, a popular chain of Japanese sushi bars where customers choose food from a rotating conveyor belt running around the dining table.
Devoted diner Vicki Thomas brought the concept into her Brisbane home by ordering takeaway sashimi, lettuce wraps and sushi rolls and placing the boxes on top of an Aldi train set she bought for her kids last Christmas.
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Vicki Thomas brought the concept of conveyor belt sushi into her Brisbane home by ordering Japanese takeout and placing the boxes on top of an Aldi train set
Ms Thomas shared photos and videos in Australian Facebook page Aldi Mums on Wednesday evening, calling the creation ‘our way of bringing sushi train to our home during isolation’.
The post has amassed 1,300 likes and hundreds of comments since it was shared less than 24 hours ago, with many calling ‘the best thing’ they have ever seen.
‘Sushi Train is the first place we’ll be going to when this is all over,’ one Melbourne woman said.
‘I didn’t know I needed this in my life, but it brightened my day,’ said another.
The post has amassed 1,300 likes and hundreds of comments since it was shared less than 24 hours ago, with many calling ‘the best thing’ they have ever seen
Dozens tagged their housemates, making plans to try the idea themselves.
‘I can’t love this enough – it’s the best, please can we try it!’ said one Queensland woman.
Others said it was a novel way of getting reluctant children to eat, by making the dinner time fun and engaging for the whole family.
Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs across Australia remain closed as the country continues its fight to control the spread of coronavirus.