Sunday, January 22, 2006

CASTELLA



Castella or Kasutera (Japanese: カステラ) is a somewhat plain sponge cake made of sugar, flour, eggs, and starch syrup...

The Japanese purportedly learned how to make this cake from the Portuguese...

As with other stuff, the Japanese like to wrap their gifts in style....

Here, it is gold wrappings, accompanied by the usual long story of how the 'shokunin' (craftsmen) toiled dep into the night to bring you this wonderful delicacy...

I like its simplicity... its chewiness...

Goes very well with powdered green tea...