Japanese dessert (wagashi)

Delicious Oriental Japanese Sweets: 3 types you must try!

Japan has a long history of making delicious, yet strikingly beautiful cuisines. Their sweets also live up to this statement. There are many different types of Japanese sweets, and all of them are indeed very tasty. Many of them are also very pleasing to the eye and exquisitely made. Here are a few traditional Japanese…

5 Exotic Japanese Fruits!

Have you ever been grocery shopping in Japan and thought… What on earth is that? If you risk buying an unidentified object you may be in for a treat… or a nasty surprise … depending on which exotic fruit you go for. In this article, we’ll take a look at some interesting fruits you can…

3 Delicious Types of Japanese Dango

One day when I watched the anime “Clannad”, so I listened to a cute song as it was the ending of the first season. The name of the song is “Dango Daikazoku” (literally it mean the great Dango family) sung by Chata. I liked it so much and it remembers me how much Japanese love…

5 Yummy Hokkaido Sweets

Hokkaido is well-known in Japan for being a producer of delicious dairy products. Butter, cheese, milk – you name it, Hokkaido makes a tasty version of it. Hokkaido, being large, has plenty of room for farmland meanining that there is plenty of tasty produce grown in the area too! This is also reflected in the…

Taiyaki: The Legendary Sweet Sea Bream-Shaped Snacks

One iconic Japanese street snack is Taiyaki, which in English literally means grilled sea bream. As the name would not suggest, this snack is a pancake-like snack with a sweet filling. It is not at all fishy in taste or texture. It does, however, look like a fish. In The Past Fish and pancakes may…

All you need to know about Mochi!

MOCHI Mochi is a traditional Japanese sweet, it is made of Japanese rice flour (also known as “Mochigome”). Sometimes it is made in a special ceremony called “Mochitsuki”, in which the cooked rice is pounded with a wooden mallet in a mortar until the consistency is just right. WAGASHI jp.fotolia.com/ There are many types of…

Japan and the Red Bean Paste

Some of you who have already visited Japan or live in Japan may wonder why there are a so many foods (mainly sweets) filled with red beans. The presence of red bean paste or Anko in Japanese food is very common and as popular as Nori(seaweed). Anko has been one of the characteristics of Japanese…

“Parfait” The Perfect Modern Japanese Dessert

While talking about Japanese dessert, we can’t forget about “Parfait” written in Katakana(パフェ)as it is an imported word, the perfect Modern Japanese dessert as it name indicates it. Inspired from the one of the most elegant and raffinate gastronomy, “Parfait” is designed and created to follow the French flow. It is why it is called…

The cutest traditional sweets ever!

Do you know Wagashi? Wagashi is a Japanese traditional sweet. However, it’s not just sweets. I think that they are art! I’ll introduce you the cutest Wagashi and the stores that you can get them at! Let’s take a look at the most beautiful Wagashi. After reading this article you will crave them!!! Yatsuhashi by…