For chefs who think a dessert would look great if it looked like crap.
Japan has a lot of grilled sweets that end in “-yaki” and that have their shape as the first part of their name. Taiyaki, for example, are shaped like tai, or sea bream, and ningyoyaki are shaped like ningyo, or dolls. For a while, there was even a Sonic the Hedgehog-yaki, in the shape of the Sega video game star.
So naturally, Japanese novelty goods maker Hori Shoten’s Unchi-yaki Maker is a kitchen gadget that lets you make sweets that are shaped like unchi.