Desserts of Japan

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Anmitsu is made of small cubes of agar agar (Japanese gelatin) in a brown sugar syrup. It’s garnished with sweet red bean paste, mochi, ice cream, fruit — basically whatever you can think of.

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Japanese ice cream flavors are always amazing, from red bean, to matcha to black sesame, they tend to be one of the less-sweet options.

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Mochi, the beloved glutinous rice cake can be stuffed with just about any dessert ingredient you can think of, but often it’s sweet red bean paste.

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Dorayaki are soft, fluffy pancakes, usually stuffed with red bean paste, nutella or matcha cream.

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The Japanese have a special way with cheesecake. Part light-as-air sponge cake, part cheesecake, the finished product gets sprinkled with matcha powder and topped with fresh fruit.

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Sakura (cherry blossoms) are pickled, then set in a beautiful jelly, which rests on top of cherry and white chocolate mousse. We are absolutely obsessed with this dessert.

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Another variation on stuffed mochi, these are filled with red bean paste and a whole strawberry. Best cross-section ever, right?

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Taiyaki are little fish-shaped waffles stuffed with chocolate, custard or red bean paste. You can pick up a taiyaki pan onAmazon.

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Kanten is a Japanese gelatin dessert made from agar agar. These delicate treats are almost always served with tea.

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