In Japan, foods that we would not normally consider or think of become the norm. One such sandwich is called, in translation, “Fruits Sandwich.”
Don’t be dismayed by the strange title, though. Fruit in Japanese can be said one of two ways:
果物, kudamono, which is the native Japanese word for fruit, or
フルーツ, furuutsu, which is the English loanword into Japanese for fruit. Somehow, the plural was taken into Japanese, and as Japanese doesn’t have a singular and plural distinction as English, this is the word used.
Japanese people, as Van Tilden and I have noticed, have a strange tendency to borrow English words and use them in place of the native Japanese. This happens extensively.
Moving on, Fruits Sandwich is essentially a strawberry sandwich. The ingredients aren’t necessarily difficult, but it can be a bit messy.
What you need:
- whipped cream
- cream cheese
What you do:
- Cut the stems off the strawberries. Slice them thinly.
- Mix the whipped cream and cream cheese together. Make sure the cream cheese is softened.
- Slice the bread.
- Spread the cream mixture on the sandwich.
- Add the strawberries, spreading them evenly over the bread.
- Close the sandwich.
This sandwich is high in calories and sugar, so make sure you don’t consume it too terribly much.