Have you ever eaten gold? It sounds strange if I ask such a question, however, a little bit of gold in a snack or in sake is not uncommon in Japan. In this entry, I would like to introduce edible gold."Pika Pika" is an expression for the brightness of gold. Pikachu's name came from this.
Gold raises the body's metabolism by promoting smooth blood circulation. Gold also prevents inflammation and even today it is used to treat tuberculosis or rheumatism. In the past, Chinese consumed gold for as an elixir of life (anti-aging agent) and in Europe, gold was taken as a special cure for spleen infections. So now you know, not only is it possible to eat gold, but gold also has medical purposes.
Olympic medalists don't have to pretend to just bite their medals, they can actually eat them. In addition, gold is not only found in food these days, but gold flakes are also an additive in high quality skin cream in China.
Kanazawa city in Ishikawa, Japan is famous for its lively activities in arts, crafts, and traditional culture. gold deposits and therefore gold leaf is an additive in many regional cuisines. The origin of Kanazawa's name came from the legend of Togoro. As the story goes, long ago, a potato digger named Togoro rinsed his potatoes in the river. One day while on his harvest, he spotted gold on his potatoes. He had struck it rich! This is the origin of the name Kanazawa. 金(gold) with 沢(swamp) is read as Kana-zawa. For your information, my last name is Kanazawa, which is a name common to goldsmiths. There are many Gold products maker in Kanazawa. I feel happy when I look at their shiny golden pages. An edible gold leaf will comes in the dimensions of 10cm X 10cm and will set you back \157 (4" X 4", US$1.48). It's more expensive than a bagel , yet it won't satisfy your appetite. In other words, I will never be able to enter a word of such luxury...
The standard method of eating gold is just as decorations on any kind of food with gold leaf. That is golden food. Gold leaves are available as furikake, which is seasoned sprinkles for rice, or in sheet form, in spray form and even in the shape of letters. Even if gold is edible, I think if you over do it and add too much, it won't taste Good at all.
[Gold level 1]
Sake & wine: Alcohol with gold in it can be found at big supermarket, even the one next to the station near my place.
Cakes, pudding, candy, Monaka(Japanese sweets), gold soba (buckwheat noodle): I think gold soba looks bad. Even if it's gold, sprinkle modestly.
[Gold level 3]
Rice crackers: Golden heart shape. Why did they bother making golden heart rice crackers?
Golden ham: It looks like it's wrapped with aluminum foil. A little too much for me.
Golden omlet with rice: I saw a program on TV about a golden omlet withrice, which inspired me to while this article. Everything was wrapped up with a golden sheet. Compare it to a normal one.!!