Japanese people like not only seeing cherry blossoms but also eating. さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ SakuraFood
Cherry blossoms 桜
Cherry blossoms 桜

In Japan, cherry blossoms is called Sakura 桜 (さくら). We eat salted / pickled cherry blossoms and use them as decorations for food and drinks.

Sticky Rice with Cherry Blossoms 桜おこわ

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

桜おこわ Sakura-okowa

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

Cherry Blossoms Tea 桜茶

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

桜茶 Sakura-cha

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

When you put it in a drink, it will fade in the beginning and then it will bloom, as pictured above.

Cherry Blossoms Cocktails 桜ハイボール・カクテル

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

桜ハイボール Sakura-highball

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

Whiskey and Ginger Ale with Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

Cherry blossoms are blooming.

Cherry Blossom さくら 桜 サクラ Sakura

Cherry Blossoms Rice Cake 桜餅

Sakuramochi 桜餅 さくらもち 関西・西日本風

桜餅 (さくらもち) Sakura-mochi

Sakuramochi 桜餅 さくらもち 関西・西日本風

There are 2 styles of sakura-mochi in Japan.

  • Kanto Style (Eastern Japan Style)
  • Kansai Style (Western Japan Style)
Sakuramochi 桜餅 さくらもち 関西・西日本風

This one is Kansai style sakura-mochi.

Sakuramochi 桜餅 さくらもち 関西・西日本風

It is wrapped with a salted cherry leaf which is edible. However, some people don't eat this leaf.
Sweet red bean paste is in sticky rice cake.


Do you know Ichigo Daifuku?

A strawberry and red bean rice cake ICHIGO DAIFUKU いちご大福
This is a Japanese confectionery called Ichigo Daifuku. Sweet red bean paste and a whole strawberry is coated with a sticky rice cake.

Do you kike matcha sweets?

Where to eat Matcha and Mochi Sweets in Tokyo 抹茶・餅スイーツ
I will introduce some matcha cafes.

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