What is Dorayaki? From classic Dorayaki to unique modern Dorayaki

What is Dorayaki? From classic Dorayaki to unique modern Dorayaki

Dorayaki is a very popular Japanese sweet that you can buy almost anywhere in Japan, includeing places such as grocery stores and convenience stores. Let’s learn few basic facts about Dorayaki!(´ー*`)   What is Dorayaki? Dorayaki is Japanese sweets which consists of two circular pancake-like dough wrapped around a filling of Anko, sweet red bean …

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What is Yokan? Traditional Japanese sweets that can be very arty

What is Yokan? Traditional Japanese sweets that can be very arty

Yokan is a quintessential Japanese confection. There are even some people who even equate Japanese sweets with Yokan. To be honest, most people either love it or hate it. I personally started appreciating it only after I become an adult and was captivated by how nice it matches with rich Matcha green tea!(っ´ェ`c) I will …

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What is Japanese red bean paste, Anko? Types and how to eat at home

What is Japanese red bean paste, Anko? Types and how to eat at home

If you have tried Japanese traditional sweets, for sure your have heard of Anko, Japanese red bean paste. Anko is core ingredient in many traditional Japanese sweets. Let’s learn few interesting facts about Anko!(p゚∀゚q)   What is Japanese red bean paste? Japanese red bean paste, Anko (餡子), in most cases, is a food made by …

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What is Taiyaki? The most popular Japanese traditional sweets

What is Taiyaki? The most popular Japanese traditional sweets

Taiyaki, is named as the No.1 popular Japanese traditional sweets among many other types and tastes of other traditional sweets in Japan. What an honor to you, Taiyaki! (* ̄∇ ̄)/゚・:* Related post: top 10 popular japanese sweets (wagashi) that japanese like the most! Let’s learn more about Taiyaki together!   What is Taiyaki? Taiyaki is a Japanese …

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Can Matcha contribute to weight loss? Matcha is really a superfood!

Can Matcha contribute to weight loss? Matcha is really a superfood!

Did you know Matcha has so many health benefits? Matcha contains many of nutrition that support your healthy lifestyle, such as catechin, theanine, tannin, vitamin, saponin and many others. (●´∀`)ノ Related post: what is matcha? basics of matcha green tea from japanese people Matcha can be the best drink in your weight loss journey! Why? Lets …

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What is Dango? The 5 most popular types of Dango

What is Dango? The 5 most popular types of Dango

Have you ever tried Dango? Dango is one of the most popular Japanese sweets (Wagashi). If you are a fan of Mochi, you really should try Dango.(*^ワ^*) Related post: top 10 popular japanese sweets (wagashi) that japanese like the most! I am sure you have seen Dango if you have visited Japan as it is sold …

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How to make Mochi at home : 3 easy ways

How to make Mochi at home : 3 easy ways

Do you like Mochi? It is a fluffy, gooey and stretchy Japanese dish. Did you know that you can enjoy it at home every day with a little effort? (*´μ`*) So how to make Mochi? Related post: what is mochi? a beginner’s guide to mochi I will introduce you the 3 easy ways to make simple …

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What is Daifuku? Perfect combination of Mochi and red bean jam (Anko)

What is Daifuku? Perfect combination of Mochi and red bean jam (Anko)

Daifuku is one of the most popular Japanese traditional sweets. It is my absolute favorite too! Related post: top 10 popular japanese sweets (wagashi) that japanese like the most!   What is Daifuku? The Japanese sweets called ‘Daifuku’ are small balls of Mochi filled with sweet bean paste. The combination of fluffy, gooey Mochi and sweet …

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Matcha vs green tea. Matcha is not just a powdered green tea!

Matcha vs green tea. Matcha is not just a powdered green tea!

Matcha sometimes is recognized as “green tea powder” but it is actually more than that! Let’s explore the world of green tea and Matcha together! ( ̄∇+ ̄)v   What’s green tea? Green tea (Ryokucha) refers to group of teas made with unfermented fresh tea leaves, such as Sencha, Gyokuro, Tencha and Houjicha. Among those many kinds …

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What is Mochi? A beginner’s guide to Mochi

What is Mochi? A beginner’s guide to Mochi

Mochi has been very popular all over the world. And I am sure you see many sweets or dishes that use Mochi nowadays. However, what is actually Mochi? How it’s made? How you can eat…? Let’s learn together a few basic facts about Mochi! φ(・ω・ )   What is Mochi? Mochi is a Japanese dish …

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