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Yakiimo (焼き芋)The simple roasted sweet potato, or yaki-imo, doesn't get as much attention in a country more known for its sushi, sashimi, and noodle meals. But this hearty vegetable, another historical import to the island country, has long been a che...
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...
Mochi (餅)【Introduction to Mochi】 When it comes to traditional Japanese desserts, Mochi is always the answer. This traditional dessert is famous for “rice cake,” enjoy by locals in Japan for centuries. Mochi or Japanese rice cake is made by stea...
Kiritanpo (きりたんぽ)【Introduction to Kiritanpo】 Kiritanpo is a traditional food in Akita prefecture which consists of half-smashed rice shaped into a cylindrical one and toasted on the fire. It is considered a pounded rice snack in Akita. They mash the ri...