They might be famous for their understated aesthetics but when the Japanese decide to do something, they go all the way! Take the Dainagon Gold Matcha Cake, for instance: out go the earthly tones, minimalism and the subtle interplay of colors echoing the changing of seasons usually found in Japanese confectionery. This is a Western-style cake wrapped in actual gold leaf! The emperors of ancient China who influenced Japanese culture many centuries ago and were known for their lavish tastes would be proud!
Actually, yes and no: the Dainagon Gold Cake is unmistakably Japanese, containing matcha green tea from Uji and whole Dainagon red and sweet azuki beans. As for the gold leaf, it comes from Kanazawa, a prefecture in the western part of Japan famous for its gold, silver and brass leaves, which are used in everything from restoring classic works of art to... food. So if you were thinking of adding an extravagant note to your next Japanese dinner party, look no further: this cake is as Japanese as it gets, it's original and as opulently tasting as it looks!
The Dainagon Gold Matcha Cake features: