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Ningyo yaki (人形焼)【What is Ningyo yaki?】 Ningyo yaki is a type of Japanese confectionery made by baking sponge cake dough with fillings such as red bean paste. Locals mainly sold these Japanese sweets in Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, in the centre of Tokyo. Th...
Zenzai (ぜんざい)【What is Zenzai?】 If you’ve never had azuki, or sweet red bean before, the idea of beans in a dessert might sound a little strange but it is a widespread item to taste in Asian desserts. A type of shiruko or oshiruko (お汁粉), a tradit...
Ichigo Daifuku (いちご大福)【 Introduction to Ichigo Daifuku 】 Ichigo daifuku is a very popular spring dessert. It is another type of sweet Japanese snack with strawberry and sweet red bean paste, also known as strawberry mochi. It is one of the most interesting ...