There's a street in Japan called Kappabashi-dori that's almost entirely dedicated to restaurant supplies—including sampuru, those amazing plastic food displays seen in the windows of

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Best Place to See an Artistic Representation of Your Food Before You Order It

Unicorn Crepes

There's a street in Japan called Kappabashi-dori that's almost entirely dedicated to restaurant supplies—including sampuru, those amazing plastic food displays seen in the windows of Japanese restaurants. But you needn't fly across the ocean (you can't afford to anyway, right now)—a trip to the International District's Unicorn Crepes is all you need to satisfy your curiosity. Every crepe the proprietors make has its own beautiful sampuru representation. So any question you might have about the ham-and–egg salad crepe is answered (the eggs are hard-boiled), while interest in the cornflake crepe might be piqued, and you quickly realize the cheese-chili–hot dog crepe looks just about as disgusting as it sounds. These displays do not exactly speed up the ordering process, though, since you'll be so dazzled by the colors, but at least you'll be an informed diner.—Suzie Rugh

 
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