Friday, April 3, 2009
Persimmon, according to ancient Greeks is also known as god's fruit. It has a yellow-orange color and varies from one to another species. Japanese persimmon or kaki is the most common species I found here during spring and summer. This god's fuit is slightly tangy, sweet but a bit bitter in its crisp firm state but tastes best when completely ripened with the sweet and jelly-like flesh.
I have been eating this fruit for years, but I just found a unique dessert made from dried persimmon filled with the full flavoured sweetness of brown sugar mochi and slowly caramelised red bean. I found this unique Japanese desert at Shu Shin Bou, a Japanese dessert shop located at Regent Shopping Centre (World Square) in the city.
The god's fruit dessert, imported from Japan.
They also sell mochi, potato short cake, mochi-yaki, dorayaki and the most luscious desert daifuku. The mochi flavours vary from strawberry to blueberry and as well as mango, peach, melon and taro-mousse. Their signature mochi cake or daifuku set comprises six different creations and flavours: black forrest, vanilla-chestnut, sesame-chestnut, strawberry, mango, and green tea-read bean. The filling is more like ice cream and last for about 3 weeks if you keep in the freezer.
The daifuku set