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.

Photo Credit: Vegedeco Salad

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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  • bookfan2008
    bookfan2008Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 6:44 am
    That's pretty cool! Yummy! They do look a lot like cake! :D
    • wolfieland
      wolfielandFriday, July 10, 2020 at 6:54 am
      not bad, not bad at all
      • graycat
        graycatTuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm
        I'm vegan and I would love to have these
        • baseball14
          baseball14Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 9:03 am
          I think they look good but when you eat them they are not
          • yuoil
            yuoilThursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm
            No. They were yummy when I ate them.
            • yuoil
              yuoilThursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:41 pm
              No. I love these cakes. 🎂
            • sammy6
              sammy6Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:53 am
              Really beautiful. Like if you agree!!
              • octopus1234
                octopus1234Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:59 pm
                So cool!
                • lolatheute
                  lolatheuteWednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6:57 am
                  Have you tried them in Japan before danigirl? They look good to me
                  • lolatheute
                    lolatheuteWednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6:42 am
                    Yum yum 😋! Looks good I would like to go to Japan and try one there. The fruit ones look the best to me 😋😋
                    • 1harrypotterfan
                      1harrypotterfanTuesday, May 5, 2020 at 6:26 pm
                      I live in Japan
                      • 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?