What is Senbei? Super crunchy Japanese rice cracker

What is Senbei? Super crunchy Japanese rice cracker

Do you know Senbei, Japanese rice cracker? It is very crunchy, crispy and everyone’s favorite! (⌒¬⌒*) Senbei is a little different from other Wagashi that I am introducing as usually tastes salty, but I am sure you will love it too!   What is Senbei? Senbei is popular Japanese type of rice cracker that is …

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Matcha utensils! What tools do you need to make Matcha tea?

Matcha utensils! What tools do you need to make Matcha tea?

In Japanese tea ceremony, you usually need specific utensils to make Matcha tea. Here, I will introduce you 4 Matcha utensils I recommend you have though some utensils can be substituted with kitchen tools you already have! Related post: what is matcha? basics of matcha green tea from japanese people   Matcha bowl, Matcha Chawan (抹茶茶碗) …

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The easiest and delicious CHOCOLATE MOCHI recipe in 5min using microwave!

The easiest and delicious CHOCOLATE MOCHI recipe in 5min using microwave!

You like Mochi and chocolate, yet haven’t made chocolate Mochi by yourself? Let me show you the easiest chocolate Mochi recipe that you can make in 5min with only microwave!Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ The Mochi is soft and chewy, with rich melted chocolate filling inside…. It is absolutely delicious and you will be surprised how easy it is! …

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Nerikiri, an edible art! Beautiful high-grade traditional Japanese confectionery

Nerikiri, an edible art! Beautiful high-grade traditional Japanese confectionery

Have you ever seen showcases of beautiful traditional Japanese sweets in Japanese confectionery stores?w(*゚o゚*)w   View this post on Instagram A post shared by 和菓子職人 三納寛之 (@wagashi_sanchan) on Jul 20, 2018 at 1:54pm PDT   What are they? How are they made?   Edible art! What is Nerikiri? Nerikiri is a kind of bean-jam-based confectionery, …

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The sweet relation between Tsukimi and Wagashi, Japanese traditional sweets

The sweet relation between Tsukimi and Wagashi, Japanese traditional sweets

In Japan there has long been a tradition of admiring the beauty of the moon called Tsukimi. In 2018, the brightest and most beautiful full moon, known as “chushu-no-meigetsu” in Japanese, can be seen on September 24.( 〃 ❛ᴗ❛ 〃 ) Allow me to introduce you to the sweet relation between Tsukimi, famous Japanese custom …

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What is Monaka? Crispy Japanese traditional sweets

What is Monaka? Crispy Japanese traditional sweets

Monaka, or bean‐jam‐filled wafers, are Japanese traditional sweets that combine delicate sweetness and a sense of comfort that both the young and the old enjoy. There are many long-established specialty shops selling Monaka with original ideas.(・∀・)   What is Monaka? Monaka is Japanese traditional sweets that have bean jam sandwiched with two thin Mochi wafers. …

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What is Castella? Born in Portugal and raised in Japan

What is Castella? Born in Portugal and raised in Japan

Do you know Japanese sweets, Castella? It is spongy-like popular Japanese cake that has characteristics of a Western sweets.(・ε・`o) Related post: top 10 popular japanese sweets (wagashi) that japanese like the most! Castella has unique history in Japan. Let’s learn them together!   What is Castella? Castella is a slightly sweet sponge cake baked with flour, …

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Japanese traditional sweets in autumn. Feel autumn with Wagashi

Japanese traditional sweets in autumn. Feel autumn with Wagashi

One unique characteristic of Japanese traditional sweets, Wagashi, is how the many varieties represent the changing seasons. Of course, there are some Wagashi that you can enjoy throughout a year such as Taiyaki, (fish-shaped pancakes with red bean paste filling) but if you take a look at Wagashi store’s showcase you’ll see different types of …

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