Why are sake lees so good ? Our new sake lees-based desserts addiction !

Why are sake lees so good ? Our new sake lees-based desserts addiction !

Sake lees are used in various dishes in Japan. Marinated with meat or fish, sake lees are a popular ingredient that has various synergistic effects with our everyday food. But this time we will talk about three sweets made with sake lees in Asahikawa! Every single dessert will make you addicted with one spoonful !


Sake kasu or sake lee is a cooking ingredient that is white in color with a paste-like texture. The taste of sake kasu is fruity and has a similar taste to Japanese sake. Sake kasu is the lees left over from sake production. It is a by-product of Japanese sake production that contains 8% of alcohol, high nutritious values and provides health benefits.[3][4] Sake Kasu can be used as a marinade base in different Japanese dishes such as fish, vegetables, and meat, enhancing the umami flavor of the dish.

sweets shop CHIAKI

A shop located in the 5 Jodori Food Terrace.
They are selling various cakes according to the season, when our writer stopped by this time, he found a cake from which he couldn’t take his eyes off. So he bought it immediately.

Source: ryo

What an original mix of flavours! The purchased cheesecake is made of a sakura flowers flavoured adzuki red bean paste and sake lees.

Sweets made with cherry blossoms often appear at this time of year, but there aren't many combinations with sake lees and/or cheesecake on the market.

First of all, it looks beautiful ...
A cute cherry flower is on the top of the cream. It’s perfect for tea time with friends !

Source: ryo

The cake itself is mellow and the sake lees unbelievably fit with the sakura.
Both flavours have their own taste without disturbing each other.

The aroma of sake lees spreads softly and you can feel the richness of the cheese.

Our writer is particularly happy because there is a lot of fresh cream.
The sakura mixed red bean paste, the sake lees, the cheese, and fresh cream have a gentle and satisfying taste.

Our reporter will definitely come again just to eat this sweet !

Informations

Name: sweets shop CHIAKI
Address: Hokkaidō, Asahikawa-shi 5-jōdori 7-chōme 1070 Asahikawa Food Terrace
Phone: 0166-74-8597
Business hours: 10: 00-18: 00
Regular holiday: Monday
Parking: None

Takasago Meiji Sake Brewery

Summer equals Takasago Meiji Sake Brewery’s sake lees ice cream! Yes, this is what our reporter personally decided. But where can you eat good sake lees but in a brewery ?

Of course, the brewery sales Japanese traditional sake, but various products using sake lees can also be purchased here. Our writer can’t drink alcohol but loves sake lees. This is why he recommends this place to non-alcohol drinkers as well.


One of the products he will presents you now is something he already bought twice.

Source: ryo

A castella made with sake lees.
It's a delicious sweet that our writer has been addicted to since he first ate it.

He also bought a sake lees yokan for the first time, to try something new.

Let’s begin with the sake lees castella.
To be honest, you should try this by yourself.
No really, it's more than delicious (* ´Д `).

The sweet aroma of the sake lees spreading in your mouth as you bite into the fluffy dough, this is the best castella in the world. From our reporter’s point of view of course.
Sadly, the soft cake is small and disappeared in the blink of an eye.

It’s a shame that the whole cake isn’t on sale. We can only buy the castella pieces by pieces. But it’s surely one cut of happiness for sake lees lovers.

Source: ryo

Our reporter tried the sake lees yokan for the first time. It was also delicous.
A yokan is a yokan, the red bean paste is the main actor in this snack and the sake lees flavour will be more than secondary. Or so has our writer thought as he took a bite in the gelatinous sweet.
The sake lees flavour was beyond his imagination!

The sweetness of yokan and the sake lees are combined, but it's not heavy at all and if you’re a bit hungry, you won’t have any difficulties to eat the whole bar.
Really, sake lees go well with anything ... (; ´Д `)

There are many other products at Takasago Shuzo's direct sales office, such as sake lees cookies and rice crackers. If you are interested in sake lees desserts and snacks, you should stop by!

Informations

Name: Takasago Meiji Sake Brewery
Address: Hokkaidō, Asahikawa-shi, Miyashita dōri 17-chōme
Phone: 0166-22-7480
Business hours: 9:00 to 17:30
Regular holiday: New Year holidays
Parking lot: Yes

Irresistible for sake lees lovers!


There were our recommended sweets using sake lees!
Since several famous sake breweries are in Asahikawa, many products using sake lees are sold here.

It might be a great experience to have a taste of one of these many products using local sake lees. Try them out when you get the chance!

Translated from ryo's article.

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Rin

Hello there!

I am in charge of translating in english some of asatan's articles.
I'm from France and I have been living in Hokkaido for 6 years.
Things I like : drawing, pokemon, online games,
Things I don't like : melon, lags, waking up in the morning

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