Have you ever seen these jelly-like looking mochi desserts before? If you haven't, summer is the great season to try it! This article will introduce you to the world of one of the most popular Japanese summer desserts, Warabi Mochi!
Honey toast is a popular dessert in Japan, as well as many other areas in Asia. Some say it originates from Hokkaido, but that isn't entirely clear. In any case, Tokyo has some great shops where they serve it that you should definitely try! Beware though, it has an extremely high calorie content! Here are a 5 selected shops in Tokyo.
GOMAYA KUKI is now located in Harajuku (previous store was in Omotesando). Ever since their opening in 2017, they have been attracting countless individuals with their "the world's richest sesame ice cream!"! They are now tremendously popular among all ages, let's find out why!
Kuzukiri or kuzukiri noodles is a Japanese traditional dessert of summer. It is originated in Kyoto, and made from kudzu root powder, a kind of starch used in Japanese cuisine. Now, know about kuzukiri and kudzu powder, and you will get familiar with the Japanese tradition.
Japan's summer often gets very hot and humid. Mizu yokan (水ようかん), or red bean sweet jelly, is one of the popular summer desserts of Japan that can make you cool down. This article will introduce what is mizu yokan and how people enjoy it. Also, I will introduce a recipe of how to make authentic mizu yokan!
Parfaits are hugely popular in Japan. Sometimes you feel like every restaurant has it on their menu. And, well it's delicious all year round, but it's particularly good in the summer. Loaded with fruits, and ice cream. It's refreshing and sweet. How about trying a limited edition summer parfait or a parfait made with delicious summer fruits? Yesssss!
What is Mizu Manju (水まんじゅう/水饅頭)? It is one of the Japanese-style desserts (also called wagashi) in summer. This is a ultimate guide to this jelly-like beautiful dessert mizu manju, including the definition, variations, and how to make.
You know summer is here when it's finally time to eat mangoes! It might be surprising to read, but mangoes are grown in Japan too! Specifically in Miyazaki prefecture or Okinawa. A lot of restos are jumping on the mango bandwagon and are offering limited-time products!
Summer in Japan could be melting hot with its high humidity but cooling desserts can brighten up your day. Try the following desserts and you will be a step closer to mastering Japanese summer food!
Asakusa is one of the most popular sightseeing spots where visitors can experience Japan in a traditional way. The top three places to see in Asakusa are the beautiful and old temple, Sensoji; the unique and huge gate, Kaminarimon; and the traditional and exciting shopping street, Nakamise Dori. All are very close to Asakusa Station. When you go to Nakamise Shopping street, don't miss the tasty street food as they have a lot of Japanese snacks that you can eat only there!