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Can You Believe These Lifelike Chinese Beauties Are Made From Taro?

Exquisite art of food carving. (Image: Weibo.com)
Exquisite art of food carving. (Image: Weibo.com)

Have you ever been fascinated by the little carved food decorations on your plate in a fancy restaurant? Some delicate decorations are the masterpieces of food carving art done by a chef’s skillful hands. They are so exquisite that you find it hard to eat them.

Food carving art—dragon:

One young chef showed his amazing skills in food carving by turning ordinary taro that is frequently seen on a Chinese dining table into these extraordinary sculptures of elegant Chinese ladies from different dynasties. After he posted the photos on Weibo, it soon got retweeted more than 20,000 times, and received 15,000 thumbs up. A Weibo user joked:

Never realized taro could be so beautiful… I’m inferior to a taro… Please carve me!

For those of you who don’t know what taro is, this is what the real plant looks like:

Taro has a plain look. (Image: Weibo.com)

Taro is a staple food in many cultures. (Image: Weibo.com)

Believe it or not, these wonderful sculptures in the photos below are all made from the tuber above. Can you tell these are actually carved from taro in the following photos?

A graceful Chinese lady holding a fan. (Image: Weibo.com)

A graceful Chinese lady holding a fan. (Image: Weibo.com)

A graceful lady with plum blossom. (Image: Weibo.com)

A graceful lady with plum blossom. (Image: Weibo.com)

A Goddess is rising from the sea. (Image: Weibo.com)

A goddess rising from the sea. (Image: Weibo.com)

A lady of old Shanghai is holding the phone. (Image: Weibo.com)

A lady of old Shanghai holding a phone. (Image: Weibo.com)

A fairy lady in the heaven palace. (Image: Weibo.com)

A beautiful lady in a heavenly palace. (Image: Weibo.com)

A fairy lady is riding on the cloud. (Image: Weibo.com)

A fairy lady riding on the cloud. (Image: Weibo.com)

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