Japanese cuisine is known for its authenticity and simplicity, and is as refined as all the other good cuisines of the world. Known for its bounty of rice dishes, its humble cooking is inspired by tradition. Japanese cuisine is one of the healthiest in the world and people across the globe relish Japanese dishes such as tofu, miso, sushi, green tea, and soba. Japanese cuisine has a blend of other cuisines like Chinese, too, in it. Incidentally, chopsticks, too, were introduced to Japanese culinary culture in the earlier centuries from China. Japanese cuisine has evolved and survived under many a political and social change. It was in the medieval ages that Japanese cuisine started changing. Modern age non-Japanese cultures, especially the Western, influenced Japanese cuisine in a big way. The Japanese cuisine that you get to sample today is more a blend of traditional dishes rustled up with cooking methods and ingredients borrowed heavily from other cultures. Japanese desserts are a class apart as they are simple to make, yet delicious. Learn some easy to make Japanese desserts from the recipes here.
Easy To Make Japanese Desserts
Honey With Tokyo Imo (Honey With Fried Sweet Potato)
Tokyo Imo is a popular and healthy Japanese dessert.
- 3 Sweet Potatoes (chopped)
- Oil For Frying
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
- In a deep pan, add enough oil.
- Deep fry the sweet potato pieces until golden.
- Mix fried potatoes with honey.
- Sprinkle black sesame and serve hot or chilled.
Daifuku or Daifukumochi, is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (rice cakes) stuffed with a sweet filling. Serve daifuku with hot green tea.
- 1 cup Shiratama-ko (glutinous rice flour)
- ¼th cup Sugar
- 2/3rd cup Water
- 2/3rd cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- ½ cup dried Anko powder
- 1.¼ cups pre-made Anko
- Katakuriko (potato starch), for dusting
- In a pot heat a 2/3 rd cup of water and a ½ cup of sugar.
- Add ¼ cup of anko powder and stir well. Cool well.
- Make small balls from this mixture.
- Put the water and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
- Add shiratama-ko flour into the bowl and mix well.
- Put this bowl of dough into the microwave and heat for two minutes.
- Stir this dough once taken out.
- Heat the dough again in the microwave for 2 minutes until it increases in size.
- Take the dough out and place it on a flat pan dusted with katakuriko powder.
- Let it cool for some time.
- Dust your hands with katakuriko powder.
- Once the dough is cool enough to put your hands inside, make small balls out of the dough.
- Now roll those dough-balls into small pancakes (mochis).
- Place a piece of pre-made anko filling into the middle of each pancake.
- Wrap the pancake around this filling.
- Daifuku Mochis are ready to be eaten!
Green Tea Ice Cream - Matcha Aisukuriimu
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 cup Condensed Sweetened Milk
- 1 cup Cream
- 4 tbsps Green Tea
- 6 tbsps Sugar
- Grind the tea finely.
- In a pan boil milk and dissolve the sugar.
- Stir in the green tea. Let it stand for 15 minutes and strain the mixture.
- Mix in cream and condensed milk.
- Freeze it. Serve as scoops.