By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan
“It tastes just like a strawberry shortcake!”
Last year’s popular “fresh strawberry pudding” is back to grace the menus of Nagasaki Minami Yamate Pudding for spring.
Nagasaki Minami Yamate Pudding, a local speciality pudding store from Nagasaki City launched the fresh strawberry pudding during the spring of 2019. The desert has returned to the shop’s menu, after it became a hit almost immediately with the store selling over 3,000 in 2019.
The pudding was originally launched in March of 2019 at around the same time as the store’s official opening. It is a spring season-only pudding that uses Eco Farmer certified “Sachinoka” strawberries from Nagasaki Prefecture.
Strawberries first arrived in Japan when the Dutch brought them to Nagasaki for trading during the 1830s. By 1996, Nagasaki had cultivated and developed a perfected version of the fruit and named it the Sachinoka Strawberry. Characterized by a deep red, similar to the colour of red wine, the strawberries have a higher concentration of Vitamin C compared to other varieties of the fruit.
The Fresh Strawberry Pudding is prepared with a mixture of strawberry jelly and pieces of Sachinoka strawberries which sit atop the store’s famous pudding, made from local Unzen Milk and 100% Madagascan vanilla beans. The finished desert is a masterpiece of dreamy strawberry perfection that is sure to melt in the mouth.
Nagasaki Minami Yamate Pudding store prides itself on the safety and care that come into effect when they produce their deserts. The store ensures the use of thorough quality control in the workshop and that no preservatives, additives or colourings are used in their puddings.
In addition to store seating, Nagasaki Minami Yamate Pudding has plenty of great deals available for take out so that customers can enjoy delicious pudding with family at any place and any time.
The Fresh Strawberry Pudding is now available for the price of 450 yen at Nagasaki Minami Yamate Pudding, 2-11 Minamiyamate-cho, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture.