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 — you guessed it — 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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1760 Comments
  • mh249006
    mh249006Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:52 am
    I don’t like cupcakes 🧁 or Vanilla. But I do like chocolate 🍫.
    • bunnyrabbit_ivy
      bunnyrabbit_ivyWednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:25 pm
      Hmm... pretty good
      • spottygear99
        spottygear99Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:36 am
        That looks really good!
        • jazmine2008
          jazmine2008Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:42 am
          wow they should try it on me. i don't like salad but i like lettuce,carrots follow if you love carrots and lettuce.
          • oceania
            oceaniaSunday, March 28, 2021 at 12:53 pm
            Wow, you could really fool someone with those!
            • kittylover111
              kittylover111Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8:21 am
              That's preeety!
              • dinobasketball7
                dinobasketball7Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:26 pm
                first I thought they were cakes disguised as salads!
                • src12
                  src12Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:48 pm
                  Those cakes look like real cake!
                  • pinklilcow
                    pinklilcowThursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:26 pm
                    Nah,I will stick with real cake.
                    • yuoil
                      yuoilThursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm
                      I am starving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!