Tuesday, July 3, 2012

(84) Holy Bat-cake!


It’s a sponge cake but the Japanese call it “kasutera”, from the Portugese “Castela” (Castile); it was one of the first western-style deserts that came to Japan some 400 years ago. The particular one is a specialty of Nagasaki; notice the bat logo of the company, almost 200 years before you know who.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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