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!


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  • bethieyu
    bethieyuSaturday, May 2, 2020 at 9:35 am
    OH... I thought they were cakes I could literally order for my birthday. But there are 2 facts I will not get them. 1: They're in Japan. 2: THEY AREN'T REAL CAKES>.< why?
    • queen_josie
      queen_josieMonday, April 27, 2020 at 11:21 am
      compare cake (normal) to veggie cake/fruit cake big difference
      • queen_josie
        queen_josieMonday, April 27, 2020 at 11:18 am
        did someone say cake ????? I*m in YUM!!!!!!!!!!
        • amazon787965
          amazon787965Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm
          Cakes are so sweet and good
          • little_demon727
            little_demon727Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:51 pm
            Seems tasty! (......) vegetables??
            • amazon787965
              amazon787965Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm
              The tasty vegetables are awesome and have some time to eat a cake or two
            • lpsbrooklyn11
              lpsbrooklyn11Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:46 pm
              Lol I thought those were actual cakes!
              • shinebright
                shinebrightSunday, March 22, 2020 at 5:49 pm
                woah- this is so cool!!!!!!
                • kiki175
                  kiki175Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:14 am
                  this looks sooooooooooooooo delicious where did you get ti from?
                  • a_living_lamma
                    a_living_lammaThursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:29 am
                    Yum that sounds good. I am a vegan
                    • norahs
                      norahsFriday, February 7, 2020 at 7:21 am
                      yum this looks so good.