‘Multicultural cakes – Mayuko’s Kitchen’

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Mayuko Ieiri of Mayuko’s Kitchen shows how to make popular Japanese cakes, using ingredients readily available in Glasgow. For ‘Matcha Roll Cake’, matcha, Japanese finely ground powder tea, and aduki, a reddish-brown bean, are used. Golden syrup is used for ‘Castilla Cake’, which was introduced to Japan by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century, but is one of most popular cakes in the country. In addition, she talks about her ideas for making Japanese ingredients attractive for Scottish people.      


Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
19 minutes
In English and also in Japanese with English subtitles
©2015 Japan Desk Scotland


This is part of documentary films production, This has been shown on:

(1) Wednesday 25 November 2015 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2015/16 (Glasgow Chai Party), Glasgow, Scotland; and

(2) Monday 28 November 2022 at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, as part oof a workshop on Japan for Superheroes class.