I've always wondered about the kind of space the idea of "tomato" takes up in people's brains. Technically a berry, it is a rather ambiguous fruit. (Vegetable??) Whimsical yet grounded. I mean, would you name your bank "Tomato Bank" if it didn't sound practical? Possibly a bit of a fad at the moment, or possibly here to stay, tomato is a joyful presence everywhere, from confectionery to nabe. Viva tomato!
Great fortune series #4: トマト大福 (tomato daifuku) トマト = tomato 大福 = great fortune
Great fortune series #2: クリーム大福 (cream daifuku). Also known as 生クリーム大福 (nama cream daifuku). It comes in many flavors, sort of similar to ice cream flavors. So, chocolate, green tea, mango, blueberry, peach, cafe au lait, etc. etc. Here's a website.
More teatime treats. Now, if you had something like persimmon macaroon, who'd need anything else? Here's a website where you can find some. (Their blueberry macaron looks yummy, too.)
"Le macaron est un petit gâteau granuleux et moelleux à la forme arrondie, d'environ 3 à 5 cm de diamètre, spécialité de plusieurs villes et régions françaises." - Macaron, Wikipedia
Traditionally, fiddlehead cake was an exclusive confection prepared for the wealthy. Basically it's translucent jelly made with fiddlehead fern starch and sugar, filled with red beans and powdered with soybean flour. Nowadays sweet potato or tapioca starch is typically used instead of fiddlehead fern starch, and it's popular in summer in the Kansai region. The cube version reminds me of Turkish delight. Considerably less sweet, apparently.
- >tomato daifuku トマト大福
- >tangerine daifuku みかん大福 mikan daifuku
- >cream daifuku クリーム大福
- >strawberry daifuku いちご大福 (ichigo daifuku)
- >persimmon macaroon 柿マカロン kaki macaron
- >fiddlehead jelly cake 蕨餅/わらびもち (warabi mochi)
- >peony cake 牡丹餅 / ぼたもち (botamochi)
- >mega beef bowl メガ牛丼 mega gyudon
- >sausage kuppa 순대국밥 スンデクッパ
- >beef head kuppa 소머리국밥 ソモリクッパ
- >pork kuppa 돼지국밥 テジクッパ
- >rice balloon cake 바람떡 baramtuck
- >jeonju bibimbap 전주 비빔밥
- >curry nabe カレー鍋 karenabe
- >chanko nabe ちゃんこ鍋
- >pork cheek nabe 豚トロ鍋 (tontoro nabe)
- >oyster nabe カキ鍋 (kakinabe)
- >collagen nabe コラーゲン鍋
- >duck nabe 鴨鍋 (kamonabe)
- >disposable paper (cooking) pot 紙鍋 (kaminabe)
- >kimchi nabe キムチ鍋
- >yellowtail hot pot ブリ鍋/鰤鍋 buri nabe
- >Vietnamese flower hot pot (known in Japan as 花鍋 h...
- >bakanabe 馬鹿鍋/ばか鍋 (horse venison nabe, "dummy nabe...
- >soy milk hot pot 豆乳鍋 (tounyuu nabe)
- >cheese nabe チーズ鍋
- >world's most expensive bowl of beef noodles 元首牛肉麵...
- >two color nabe 二色鍋 (nishiki nabe)
- >sausage hot pot ソーセージ鍋
- >red bean porridge, 팥죽, お汁粉
- >monkfish hot pot (ankou nabe, あんこう鍋)
- >gyoza nabe (dumpling hot pot) 餃子鍋
- >kaninabe (crab hot pot) カニ鍋
- >nameko nabe ナメコ鍋/なめこ鍋
- >tomato nabe トマト鍋
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