Hello again, this is Linn currently training at Sakura Hotel and Cafe Hatagaya.
Today I am borrowing Maiko-san`s account to write a blog entry.
This morning, when I entered the office of Sakura Hotel Hatagaya, I noticed something unusual.
It`s a pomegranate!
I was surprised, as this is a rare fruit in Japan.
Ai-san brought it with her to work today. ヾ(＾∇＾)
Native to the area of modern day Iran, this fruit is very beautiful to look at and quite fun to eat. The seeds pop in your mouth and are sweet, sour, juicy, and crunchy. Apparently this fruit is becoming more and more popular in everyday cooking.
For example, this is a seared ribe-eye beef salad with a pomegranate vinaigrette! Doesn`t it look delicious? The texture of the seeds are really interesting and I believe they would add a kick to any meal.
Also, today I found out that pomegranates were actually what grenadine syrup is made out of! This syrup is used to make many very popular cocktails such as Tequila Sunrises, and Shirley Temples. Who knew?
Anyway, the pomegranate was very delicious. Thank you, Ai-san!