Japan's Sweet Creations.

By: Suman Pant

Mochi: Chewy rice cakes with sweet fillings like red bean paste, often enjoyed during celebrations.

Dorayaki: Pancake-like confections filled with anko (sweet red bean paste), a popular snack.

Taiyaki: Fish-shaped pastries filled with custard, chocolate, or red bean paste.

Matcha Parfait: Layered dessert featuring matcha (green tea) ice cream, adzuki beans, and mochi.

Anmitsu: Chilled dessert with agar jelly cubes, anko, fruit, and syrup.

Sakura Mochi: Cherry blossom-infused mochi with sweet red bean paste, wrapped in a pickled cherry leaf.

Kakigori: Shaved ice dessert topped with flavored syrups, condensed milk, and fruits.

Warabi Mochi: Jelly-like mochi coated with kinako (toasted soybean flour) or kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup).

Yokan: Jelly-like sweet made from red bean paste or fruit puree, served in slices.

Kuzumochi: Kudzu root starch mochi topped with kuromitsu and kinako, offering a unique texture and flavor.