10 Traditional Japanese Sweets Worth Discovering

10 Traditional Japanese Sweets Worth Discovering
From Fine Dining Lovers - March 12, 2018

When it comes to the complexity of Japanese food it's easy to get sidetracked by sushi and ramen,but why not save some room for dessert?

Japanese Traditional Sweets hold equal epicurean appeal with talented artisans creating creating an array of sweet and savoury driven desserts in a variety of colours and textures.

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Here are 10 traditional Japanese sweets worth knowing made using traditional ingredients and techniques and pictured in the food infographic below.

Japanese Traditional Sweets


These bite sized Japanese crackers made from glutinous rice and flavoured with soy can be sweet or savoury.


Daifuku (meaning big luck in Japanese) are small, round cakes that come in various colours and are made of soft mochistuffed with sweetened bean paste.


Dango is a Japanese dumpling and sweet made from mochiko (rice flour) and usually served on a skewer, as shown below.


This red-bean pancake consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste.


Made from flour, rice powder and buckwheat these small sweets have a filling of anko (red bean paste), made from boiled adzuki beans and sugar.


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