Sunday, August 8, 2010

Casutella カステラ of Nagasaki

I love a Japanese cake, Castella カステラ. It is simple taste, however, soft and so delicious. I ate a piece of castella recently. I felt happy.

This cake was introduce to Nagasaki from Portugal in 16 century. It is classic sponge cake and very popular in Japan.
Nagasaki is historical and important place for Japanese. It is the oldest trade port. Japan dealt with Portugal, Holland or China. A lot of other countries products, language or culture were introduced into Nagasaki and Japan. There are some Japanese words that are derived from Portugal or Holland. And many Christians live in Nagasaki because of historical background.
Tomorrow is a memorial day of atomic bomb in Nagasaki. We must not forget tragedy for World War Ⅱ. I will pray for world peace tomorrow.

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