Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan


Photo Credit: Vegedeco Salad

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.

Photo C"redit: Vegedeco Salad

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.

Photo Credit: Vegedeco Salad

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!

Photo Credit: Vegedeco Salad

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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  • losinskie4844
    losinskie4844Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:29 am
    that looks good
    • rose76
      rose76Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:20 pm
      It’s like dessert and healthy food at the same time it is great 😎
      • guest101Monday, August 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm
        these cakes look so yum!
        • ljghnbvcfbngfcv
          ljghnbvcfbngfcvTuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm
          They do look great!
        • iii_coconut
          iii_coconutTuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm
          yum! This way i can be able to enjoy as many slices of cake as i would want to!!
          • cattylala101
            cattylala101Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm
            yea you could but it cost a lot. :(
          • Luna_Potato11Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm
            I would love to eat one of those cakes right now
            • Chipmunk_swimsWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:40 am
              • Niki MinageTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:46 pm
                I want to go to Japan. Then I can get my siblings to eat their vegetables. Who's with me?
                • iii_coconut
                  iii_coconutTuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm
                  OMG yes totally!!
                • DonutMan27Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm
                  OMG SO Good like yummy in my tummy
                  • Dance diva Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:10 am
                    Wow, I will be skipping dessert yummy 😋
                    • luvmylipgloss
                      luvmylipglossSaturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:19 am
                      heh, looks like I'll be skipping dessert.