Japanese Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain Is Using AI To Make High-End Sushi

Identifying the best part of a tuna and aging it to perfection.

By
Food & Beverage
7,103 Hypes 1 Comments

Japanese conveyer belt sushi chain Kura Sushi is now using artificial intelligence to make high-end sushi. Aside from rolling out cheddar cheese tempura and rice-based soda, Kura Sushi is looking to modernize the traditional delicacy using new experimental technology.

For the uninitiated, higher-end sushi uses fish wrapped in cloth and aged in a controlled environment, like a refrigerator. Over time when exposed to a controlled humidity level and temperature, fish proteins are broken down into glutamate, a key component of MSG which is the natural flavor-enhancing compound that provides “umami,” better known as savoriness. But the traditional technique of aging fish for sushi requires a trained professional with the right knowledge and expertise, typically uncommon at conveyer belt sushi chains.

This is why Kura Sushi is now using AI to mass-produce aged tuna and yellowtail for its nigiri sushi. The advanced technology ensures that fish set aside for aging is kept at optional levels to avoid spoiling and maximize the production of glutamate for unparalleled flavor. Additionally, Kura Sushi also uses a special app developed by Japanese advertising company Dentsu called “Tuna Scope.” The application powered by AI examines the cross-section of the tail pinpointing the superior parts of a tuna fish for consumption.

For more food and beverage news, TRUFF introduces Pomodoro and Spicy Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Closer Look at G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x AF1 "Para-Noise 2.0"
Footwear

Closer Look at G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x AF1 "Para-Noise 2.0"

The K-pop icon’s second footwear collaboration.

Quentin Tarantino to Write 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Novel Adaptation
Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino to Write 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Novel Adaptation

As part of the filmmaker’s new two-book deal with Harper.

This Is How You Turn a PS5 Into Seto Kaiba From 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'
Gaming

This Is How You Turn a PS5 Into Seto Kaiba From 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'

“Your move!!”


Ariana Grande Enlists Director X for "34+35" Music Video
Music

Ariana Grande Enlists Director X for "34+35" Music Video

A track from her No. 1 album ‘Positions.’

Enjoy Budweiser's Bud Can Turkey and King of Leftovers This Thanksgiving
Food & Beverage

Enjoy Budweiser's Bud Can Turkey and King of Leftovers This Thanksgiving

A new way to enjoy the American-style pale lager with your food.

Bitcoin Reaches Record High for the First Time Since January 2018
Tech

Bitcoin Reaches Record High for the First Time Since January 2018

Hitting a market cap of over $315 billion USD.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.