We’re sure most of you have already seen photos of the little capybaras bathing in their own private onsen hot spring at the Izu Shaboten Park in Shizuoka, Japan. Now with a little creative food play, you can put your very own capybara in hot water…and eat them too. But what are they made out of?
You might have guessed meat balls or even fish balls, but these adorable miniature capybaras are made of daikon oroshi (grated daikon radish). After being mounded up and shaped in your choice of soup, their little heads are colored with soy sauce and accented with tiny pieces of seaweed. Let’s first take a look at the real capybaras in their onsen:
Now let’s take a look at the food version:
▼ Who knew radish could be so adorable?
EEK! We just can’t get enough of these little baby soup capybaras! It’s cuteness overload!!!
Maybe this polar bear will calm us down…
▼ IT’S SO CUTE!!!
Ok, that just made it worse. Excuse us as we go and take a cold shower to calm down.