29 Amazing Food And Drinks You Need To Try In Japan

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Let’s move on to an authentic Japanese dessert, for after a meal or during tea ceremonies. Wagashi is traditional japanese sweets invented during the Edo period and influenced by prevailing Japanese flavors. Most are made using a few selected ingredients, such as mochi rice cakes, anko paste, kanten (a vegetarian thickener similar to gelatine), sugar, and chestnuts. Popular ways to enjoy it can be via dango (sweet mochi balls on a stick served with sugar syrup), dorayaki (anko sandwiched between two thick pancakes), and yokan (blocks of anko hardened with kanten and sugar. Any way you try it, it will provide you with pleasing and sweet, tasty experiences. So if you wanted authentic dessert, this is as authentic as it gets. Sure, there are other forms of desserts, including Japanese ice cream and chocolates, but those are modern varieties of regular desserts.