If you cannot afford your Sushi, you always can collect detailed miniture recreations of Japanese Food.
Japanses Gadget Store J-List makes this Japanese Craze available to the western world.
A totally cool set of small collectible toy-and-snacks from Japan, this is a recreation of five of the most famous Japanese dishes, made out of plastic and looking very delicious! A series of "petite Japanese dishes" that include ten varieties, this is a complete set, with all ten versions included for you. The different foods are Hiyashi Soramen (chilled noodles with a nice dipping sauce), Yakizake Teishoku (grilled salmon with rice, miso soup and side dishes), Oden (a winter time treat of stewed veggies, eggs and meats in a light broth), Tempura (deep fried veggies and shrimp with a dipping sauce), Shabu Shabu (a dish similar to yakiniku but boiled and dipped in egg and soy sauce), Fugu Sashimi (the deadly blowfish served as tender slices of sashimi) Kani Nabe (whole fresh crab that you can cook yourself in a pot of boiling water with veggies), Tai no SugataYaki (whole Red Snapper broiled to perfection with Sekigohan - red bean rice), Kamameishi (a rice dish cooked up with a variety of chestnuts, veggies, chicken and other foods right in front of you), and Futamaki (thick rolls of California Roll style sushi with egg, mushrooms, fish and other foods). Each totally cool recreation of famous food dishes comes with little chopsticks, bottle of sake, different sauces and the like, just like the real meal! Also included are a collectable card and tasty ramune candy to eat.
Puchi Sample Series -- Washoku Zanmai Set sells for $36.