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Japanese Desserts May 6, 2009

Japanese desserts are not very well known in Canada although they are very popular in other parts of the world.  Havec you ever had Japanese Desserts? Which one was your favourite? If not which of the following examples sounds the most appealing to you?

Anmitsu is a Japanese dessert that has been popular for many decades. It is made of small cubes of agarjelly, a white translucent jelly made from red algae or seaweed.  It is served in a bowl with sweet azuki bean paste or anko, boiled peas, and a variety of fruits such as peach slices, pieces of pineapples, and cherries.

Anpan is a Japanese sweet bun filled with red bean paste

Castella is a popular Japanese sponge cake made of sugar, flour, eggs and starch syrup, very common at festivals and as a street food

Chinsuko is a traditional sweet It is a small biscuits made of mostly lard and flour, with a mild and sweet flavor

Imagawayaki is a Japanese dessert that is made of batter in a special pan, and filled with sweet azuki bean paste

Melonpan also known as Melon pan, Melon buns or Melon bread, are inexpensive, sweet bakery products popular in Japan, Taiwan, and China made from an enriched dough covered in a thin layer of crispy cookie dough

 Mochi ice cream is a Japanese confection made from moshi (pulverized sticky rice) with an ice cream filling

Sātā andāgī are sweet deep fried buns of dough similar to doughnuts, native to Okinawa

Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionary which is often served with tea, especially the types made of moshi, azuki bean paste, and fruits.



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