Shizuoka Prefecture happens to produce no less than 70% of the total green tea in Japan.
“Matcha/抹茶” is powdered tea of the highest quality made with leaves exclusively hand-picked.
“Zenzai/ぜんざい” is a traditional dessert usually consisting of hot shiruko (azuki beans soup), oranges, apricots, cherries, chestnuts and “shiratama/white balls”=balls of rice powder mixed with water (see below).
Now, this creation is obviously a French-style confectionery variation thought up by a Japanese chef.
The first green layer consists of matcha mousse and sweet boiled azuki beans.
It is then overlaid with “anko/sweetmeatmade with azuki beans” (see below).
A macha jelly cube and a honey-water jelly cube have been introduced beside the anko, before bee overlaid “shiratama”.
The top is decorated with matcha jelly cube, strawberry slice, orange wedge and more azuki beans.
A typical Japanese Summer dessert revised the Fench way!
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