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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  • bloxburgboy
    bloxburgboyabout 2 months
    those cakes look delicious.
    • techfashion0315
      That is a good April Fool's Day prank...I think I will give it a try! 🤔😂🥗🍰
      • bigbookworm
        bigbookworm7 months
        Wow! This is like a whole new era for healthy eating! I wish i could try one!
        • nitria
          nitria9 months
          So much GREAT CAKES!!! 🍥🥮🍰🎂
          • nitria
            nitria9 months
            Most of these look so YUMMY and HEALTHY.
            • darklight_rp
              darklight_rp11 months
              lol! i dont like eating salads, but that would totaly be worth it!
              • darklight_rp
                darklight_rp11 months
                i think if i got one of those, i would use them on my sis who dosent like veggies
              • mh249006
                mh249006about 1 year
                I don’t like cupcakes 🧁 or Vanilla. But I do like chocolate 🍫.
                • bday_summergirl
                  bday_summergirlabout 1 year
                  Hmm... pretty good
                  • spottygear99
                    spottygear99about 1 year
                    That looks really good!
                    • jazmine2008
                      jazmine2008about 1 year
                      wow they should try it on me. i don't like salad but i like lettuce,carrots follow if you love carrots and lettuce.