This One Plate Cherry Blossom Dessert is Like a Work of Art

12.March.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

Lounge South Court, a restaurant located inside Hotel Century Southern Tower in Tokyo, is now serving up an extremely beautiful one-plate dessert for the spring season which it has called “Ichi-go Ichi-e,” the same words for the Japanese proverb that translates to “once in a lifetime.” It’s being served until May 31.

 

The dessert is plated in such a way as to represent a cherry blossom flower, assorted with an ambrosial ensemble of cherry blossom rice pudding, uguisu-mochi red bean paste-filled rice cake dusted with green soy flour, blackcurrant and vanilla mousse, fresh fruit, and more. It’s also served with green tea made using chagusaba, a traditional method of tea-making that is recognised as a “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.”

 

Ichi-go Ichi-e ¥2,000 / With Green Tea ¥2,500 (Tax Included)

Between April 16 and May 31, the flower pattern will be changed from being adorned with cherry blossom petals to fresh verdure.

 

The Dessert Ensemble

・Cherry blossom rice pudding

・Red bean paste and chocolate uguisu-mochi

・Strawberry ice cream wafer

・Matcha and mascarpone cheese chiffon cake

・Blackcurrant and vanilla kuzu-mochi

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