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Thursday April 17th 2014

Japan & the Giant Peach

Peaches play a key role in Japanese tradition. One of the most notable heroes in Japanese folklore was the little peach boy, Momotaro, who was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream.

Then there is “Momo no Sekku” – Peach Blossom Festival (Doll’s Festival) which is a lovely way to celebrate young girls future happiness in March.

So it is no wonder that the peach flavour and shape emerges strongly in Japanese food selections.
These choices are a few of my favourites.
Peach Kasutera looks particularly appealing and a variation on the traditional sponge cake.

Peach Castella
Peach Castella
Peach Kit Kats
Peach Kit Kats

I wonder what Roald Dahl would have thought of these flavoured Kitkats?

Peach Drinking Milk and Red Bean Kit Kats
Peach Drinking Milk and Red Bean Kit Kats

Interesting combination.

Do you have a favourite peach flavoured food?

This peach cake is from Cozy Corner. Always a good choice!

Peach cake looks great
Peach cake looks great

Pocky seem to have picked up on the craze for peach too. Has anyone tried one of these?

Pocky Peach
Pocky Peach

This photo comes from one of my favourite groups of flickr. The Pockyholic group! Anyone a member? Can you believe there are so many different styles and flavours of Pocky?

In hot weather, of course, the best way to try peach is perhaps to have it in a jelly. This one looks delicious!

Japanese jelly
Japanese jelly

Click through on photos provides link to individual flickr photos.

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