List of Japanese desserts and sweets

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A selection of wagashi to be served during a Japanese tea ceremony

The Japanese were making desserts for centuries before sugar was widely available in Japan. Even when sugar became affordable in Japan still dessert was widely available in Japan and used in Japan. There are many common desserts still available in Japan which can be traced back for hundreds of years.[1] In Japanese cuisine, traditional Japanese sweets are known as wagashi. Ingredients such as red bean paste and mochi are used. Many modern-day sweets and desserts in Japan are also in existence.

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Imagawayaki (gozasōrō) being prepared in a store in Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan

Wagashi[edit]

Peanut Amanattō. Amanattō is a traditional Japanese confectionery that is made of azuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.

Wagashi (和菓子) is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, anko (azuki bean paste), and fruits. Wagashi is typically made from plant ingredients.[4] Wagashi are made in a wide variety of shapes and consistencies and with diverse ingredients and preparation methods. Wagashi are popular across the country japan but are only available regionally or seasonally. [5]

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Higashi is dry and contains very little moisture, and thus keeps relatively longer than other kinds of wagashi.

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Kuzumochi are mochi cakes made of kuzuko

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Suama (right) and orange gyūhi (left)

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Warabimochi is a jelly-like confection made from bracken starch and covered or dipped in kinako (sweet toasted soybean flour)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 38 Japanese Desserts. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/japanese-desserts
  2. ^ Watanabe, Teresa (2012-11-07). "Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  3. ^ Japanese inn & travel: illustrated. Eibun Nihon etoki jiten. Japan Travel Bureau. 1990. p. 137. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Gordenker, Alice, "So What the Heck is That?: Wagashi", Japan Times, 20 January 2011, p. 11.
  5. ^ (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2312.html
  6. ^ "ういろう" [Uirō]. Dijitaru daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.

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