Everything's coming up Sakura

Cherry blossoms are in season and finding their way into food here, from chawanmushi to mille crepe

Sakura season in Japan has started and eateries are rolling out all things pretty in cherry blossom pink.
Sakura season in Japan has started and eateries are rolling out all things pretty in cherry blossom pink.PHOTOS: EUNICE QUEK, YOSHI, BREADTALK, KOHAKU TENDON

Sakura season in Japan has started and if you are unable to travel there to enjoy the beauty of the cascading cherry blossoms, you can opt instead for a taste of the flower here.

Eateries are rolling out all things pretty in cherry blossom pink, from tea to tofu. And in celebration of spring, restaurants are also featuring seasonal ingredients in their menus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'Everything's coming up Sakura'. Subscribe