It’s summer time in several parts of the globe and many of us are already obsessing over cherry blossoms… even though we don’t exactly have them here in the Philippines.
Cherry blossoms, also known as “sakura” in Japanese, are pink flowers that usually bloom around April or May. They are found in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere which include countries like Japan, China, Nepal, and Korea.
You may be thinking: Are cherry blossoms really edible? Yes, curious person, they are. In Japan, they are pickled in salt and ume vinegar and used in Japanese desserts, or drunk as tea at weddings when hot water is poured over it. The leaves can also be eaten and it’s used to make sakuramochi (rice cake).
If you want to try other cherry blossom-flavored desserts, Kitkat and Royce have chocolates that you might like.