From strawberry daifuku to yuzu ice cream, Japan makes some of the best desserts in the world.
We invite you to learn in more detail about the most popular desserts from Japan, which are appreciated all over the world.
With these great recipes (and some patience in the kitchen) you can try Japan’s sweetest treats without even getting on a plane…
1. Crispy cream puffs
The Japanese are extremely partial to a cream puff or 2 as well as indeed the ready-made varieties are pretty much everybody’s preferred. Make your very own power-puff deals with and loaded with cream when amazing.
2. Japanese cotton-soft cheesecakes
Soft, pillowy and light, Japanese cheesecake is very different from the western version. These beauties are topped off with cherry-flavoured buttercream and raspberry sugar too… wowzers.
3. Japanese chocolate cake
The Japanese are respectable at copying a suggestion and also doing it also better (see whisky). Evaluating by this specific development, it’s the same thing throughout once more …
4. Yuzu ice cream
Yuzu, an Asian citrus fruit, is coveted by chefs around the world and used to be really hard to find outside Japan. Now you can even buy it in Sainsbury’s, which means this ice cream is very much an option.
5. Custard pudding pots
Reminiscent of the traditional Japanese treat pain dessert, these silky-smooth sugar cream pots are to be enjoyed one spoon at a time.
6. Strawberry and cream roll
Earn your stripes this summer with this little masterpiece, made by piping alternative colours of cake batter across a Swiss roll tin… oh, the Japanese are clever.
7. Japanese dorayaki
Two soft pancakes filled with sweet red bean paste… OK, you’ve got our attention.
8. Japanese milky madeleines
Another French dessert did better by Japan. These seashell-shaped beauties taste of milk and honey… totally divine.
9. Dunkin' cat doughnuts
They do not quit doughnuts undecorated in Japan: in fact, they offer they given them cute little pet cat encounters. Aww.
10. Environment-friendly tea hot cakes
Not your average hot cake, that is actually for certain … they’re eco-friendly, for a begin.
11. Castella birthday cake
Now a speciality of Nagasaki, the cake was originally brought to Japan by Portuguese sellers in the 16th century … clearly a timeless standard, after that.
12. Piggy panna cotta
Based on the traditional Japanese recipe, this Japanese-style panna cotta couldn’t be cuter if it tried. Oh dear… looks like we’re investing in a piggy-shaped mould tray.
13. Mitarashi Dango
A conventional Japanese treat– these wonderful rounds of rice flour have actually been appreciated in Japan given that the 17th century. Occasionally basic is finest.
14. Strawberry daifuku
Strawberries covered in Anko (sweet red bean paste) and then mochi (glutinous rice). A modern-day interpretation of two classic Japanese sugary foods– as well as my god, it functions.