Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Sushi vending machine

A machine, um... which vends sushi
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This vending machine would have a sizeable aquarium in it which would hold the fresh fish, and it goes without saying that all working parts would be visible (behind glass). Upon receiving your order of say some tasty tuna belly sushi, if the machine didn't have any on ice from a previous order, it would grab a tuna out of the tank. Flailing robot arms would then expertly slice it while spooning out rice from the steamer and dabbing on some wasabi. The slivers of fish would be laid on top and it would be served.
hippo, Oct 28 2002

Vending Machine Performance Art http://www.halfbake...20Performance_20Art
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Try punching a core out of this fucker. http://www.chambers...uefin_tuna_pg4.html
Rather large tuna. [sild, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) Or these http://www.chambers...lue_marlin_pg1.html
Wow, marlin are even bigger. Can we eat them? [sild, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Fugu fish http://www.american...la/TED/BLOWFISH.HTM
Tetrodotoxin. No antidote. Rapidly fatal. No thanks. [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       A bit more exciting than those little boxes from M&S. Probably also occasionally a bit more still-alive as well.
sild, Oct 28 2002
  

       And the joy of watching a fish become dinner in one easy step.
phoenix, Oct 28 2002
  

       If the robot's really fast, those thin slices could still be twitching. <shudder>. I think the machine would have to estimate supply and demand so that it has time to chill and rest the killed fish before it needs to serve any of it. One freshly unbaked croissant, for you, though.
st3f, Oct 28 2002
  

       <HomerS>Mmmm, still twitching. arruaarruaarrua...</HomerS>
sild, Oct 28 2002
  

       Would you have Fugu in the aquarium ? Hmmm. "Sushi Suicide Machine" ???
8th of 7, Oct 28 2002
  

       Funny, actually [st3f] - my wife has eaten fish which was still twitching, served at a restaurant in Japan.
[8th of 7] I've had Fugu (as sushi, stew and the grilled fin soaked in sake) - it is in fact not unlike any other white fish. People just eat it because it's expensive and dangerous.
hippo, Oct 28 2002
  

       It would be pretty grotty (nasty) to see a fish being cut up in front of you LOL, also sushi is kept bacteria free in chemicals so it doesnt have to be cooked correct?
squeaky, Feb 08 2003
  
      
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