Mountbatten Active Ageing Community presents Japanese Cultural Month on every Monday afternoon in April for its residents.
I attended the 2nd activity which is making Japanese dessert at Katong Community Centre today.
39 participants, mostly senior citizens, attended the cooking class. These senior residents above the age of 50 pays S$2 each while the rest pay S$10 each.
We learnt to cook two dishes : Daigaku Imo Biscuits and American Ginseng with Gingko Nuts in Yam Puree.
Daigaku Imo is a Japanese dessert of candied sweet potatoes with black sesame seeds. Daigaku Imo means "University Potato" because this dessert was traditionally sold at university festivals. These days, the Japanese eat it at all times, anywhere.
The Daigaku Imo Biscuits we learnt today were very different from what I saw on Japanese food websites. I am going to ask a Japanese friend for her recipe.
The instructor answering queries from the enthusiastic participants.
I have signed up for the Japanese Tea Ceremony. I hope
Japanese Flower Arrangement
23rd April 2012
Japanese Tea Ceremony
30th April 2012
Time : 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue : Katong Community Centre
Fees : S$ 2 (Mountbatten residents who are Singapore citizens/PRs who are above 50 yrs old)
S$10 ( Mountbatten residents who are below 50 yrs old, non-Mountbatten residents,