Most people who have tried it agree that it’s an amazing treat. However, if you thought that having dinner at a Japanese restaurant is great, wait until you see the desserts. Yes, the Japanese are also good in making tasty and delicious desserts. In fact, we have created a list of a few Japanese style desserts that you’ll definitely love.
Without further ado, here is the yummy list:
1. The Mochi Ice Cream
The Mochi Ice cream is made using sweet rice dough that is enhanced by filling it with soft ice cream. This dessert is very common during the Japanese New Year but can still be enjoyed anytime. It is very simple to prepare and you can get great recipes online if you want to give it a try.
Yokan is made using adzuki beans mixed with some agar-agar and some sugar. This thick dessert that reassembles gelatin can also feature additional ingredients such as sweet potatoes, some fruits, chopped chestnuts, green tea, and also Matcha powder.
Dango is a Japanese dumpling made from mochiko, a form of rice flour. The dessert is usually served with green tea and very common. Dango is eaten all around the year and a plate will come with three or four Dangos per serving.
The Imagawayaki is made on a special pan with batter. The dessert can be filled with other ingredients for a better experience. Usually, adzuki beans, meat, veggies, and vanilla custard are used as fillers. If you are attending any Japanese festival, there is a very high probability that you will taste this dessert. It’s a very easy to prepare too.
5. Hanabira Mochi
Simply put, Hanabira Mochi is a white Mochi that is wrapped around another Mochi which is pink in color. The Mochi is then filled with sweet white miso or white anko. Candied gobo roots will also be added to the pastry. It’s a very common New Year’s dessert and it’s also very tasty. You can prepare it at home using online recipes.
Monaka features two very thin crispy wafers. The wafers are made using sticky rice. They are then sandwiched with a wide variety of fillings. However, the adzuki beans are commonly used. If you want, you can also use ice cream as filling. The dessert served with tea is a great treat.
Anmitsu is a great dessert that features sweetened red bean paste, some fresh fruits, and also agar-agar jelly. The dessert is then topped with kuromitsu and dark and sweet syrup. Other variations of the dessert may also include ice cream and Mochi as part of the ingredients. It’s such an easy dessert to make at home so give it a try.
8. Sakura Mochi
This is basically Mochi with some added flavor. The mochi will be flavored using red cherry blossoms. It will then be filled with red bean paste. In the end, it’s wrapped and served using a tasty cherry blossom leaf. There are many variations of the dessert across various regions in Japan.