Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan

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Residents of Nagoya, Japan will no longer have to subject themselves to eating wilted lettuce and soggy tomatoes to be healthy. They can instead fulfill the daily recommended requirement of fruits and vegetables with a slice or two of one of the delicious cakes crafted by Japanese food artist, Mitsuki Moriyasu.

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That's because though the beautiful Vegedeco "cakes" may look like the real deal, they are salads in disguise! Instead of serving the vegetables in a bowl, the artist hides them within the layers of the 'sponge cake' that is made from soybean. As for the thick frosting? That is just a mixture of cream cheese and tofu with vegetables blended in to provide the vibrant colors.

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Moriyasu, who came up with the idea as a way to make greens more palatable to those that do not enjoy them, began selling her amazing creations at the Bistro La Porte Marseille restaurant in Nagoya in June 2015. They were an instant hit and became so popular that she recently decided to open an entire cafe dedicated to healthy eating.

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At her Vegedeco Salad Cafe that opened its doors on April 5, customers can select from a variety of "cakes" depending on their vegetable preference. Each slice is accompanied by a fermented dressing made with koji (Japanese sake starter) and costs 735 yen ($7 USD). For an additional 100 yen, patrons can get a slice of gluten-free bread made from an ancient strain of rice, and a hot cup of tea that gets its gorgeous color from β€” you guessed it β€” Vegetables!

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Though the menu features numerous other healthy offerings that have been carefully selected by Moriyasu, the one thing you will not find at the Vegedeco Salad Cafe is dessert! So be sure to leave your sweet tooth behind!

Resources: vegedecosalad.com,foxnews.com

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  • ifeelnothing
    ifeelnothingFriday, January 12, 2018 at 10:36 am
    YUMMMM i dont really like cake or candy so this is awesome πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜›
    • meadowlark12
      meadowlark12Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm
      So cool that they offer gluten free bread! Not many places do that where i live
      • u-niceWednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm
        that looks like cake, but salad that's disgusting, i dont really like eating healthy, i am more of the junk food type of person.
        • skyriderfly
          skyriderflySunday, January 7, 2018 at 6:05 am
          I'm a health nut. Healthy Eating,Live longer
        • allinaWednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:25 am
          they look so goodπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
          • lunarstar
            lunarstarSunday, November 26, 2017 at 9:31 am
            They are so pretty though I am not quite the cake decorator lol
            • johnassassin566
              johnassassin566Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:59 am
              ps her sisters in ohio
              • ifeelnothing
                ifeelnothingWednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:51 am
                This is amazing
                • anonomuseThursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:35 pm
                  why do they do this ???
                  • real real bobbyMonday, November 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm
                    looks so good
                    • Macncheese spagFriday, November 3, 2017 at 10:20 am
                      I prefer donuts especially DunkΒ΄in Donut's

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