Japanese food has taken the global palate by storm. In 2021, the cuisine and its dishes were among the most searched online. Whether it is Sushi or Gyoza, Ramen or Tempura - there are so many delicious dishes that Japan has to offer. But Japanese restaurants have been generating buzz for reasons more than just their amazing culinary delights. In a recent video, we could see how a Japanese restaurant had a smart technique to quickly calculate your food total and generate a receipt for the same. The amazing video has piqued the curiosity of internet users and gone viral on Instagram. Wondering what the trick was? Take a look and see for yourself!
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The clip of the Japanese restaurant was shared on Instagram Reels by user @allstarseven, a blogger currently residing in Japan. "Why Japan is living in the future," he wrote in the first caption of the video. The video of the Japanese restaurant has already raked in over 3.9 million views and 203k likes.
In the clip, we could see the blogger enjoying multiple Japanese delicacies such as Sushi, Gyoza and more at the restaurant. Next, he showed us all the plates that he ordered stacked up in a single pile. "I eat a lot. Don't judge me. Most sushi only cost $1.20," he explained in the caption. What the chef did next will surprise you! Chef simply took a scanning device and ran it over the plates of food. Each plate was scanned by the device and the total added up to $24. How it worked was that each plate had a different cost, and the chip inside the plates helped the device to quickly identify the dishes and add up their totals to generate the bill.
How simple and convenient right? Instagram users couldn't help but express their surprise and amazement on seeing the video of the Japanese restaurant. "They aren't called the most disciplined country for no reason," said one user while another wrote, "It's scanning for RFID tags on the plates not the colour/shape, but still cool."
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