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5 Yummiest Desserts Found Only in Japan

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 Japan is famous for its savoury dishes like sushi or ramen, but the quirky island nation has so much more to offer. Japanese desserts have developed independently from western cuisine, and thus you’ll find flavours you never even knew existed. These sweets can seem alien at first, but if you give them a chance you’re sure to find them just as mouth watering as any local does.

 

Yaki Imo

 

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The perfect autumn or winter food, a Yaki imo is sure to warm you up and satisfy any hunger. These are roasted Japanese sweet potatoes and come in two types: the purple Beni Imo from Okinawa, and the golden Satsuma Imo from mainland Japan. Whilst they are used in recipes from chips to cookies, the Yaki Imo is the classic and purest form. They are slowly roasted on a hot plate for hours, releasing the natural sweetness within. Over time the potato caramelises, creating an explosion of sweetness.

Anko cake

 

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Anko is often called the base of Japanese desserts. It is a sweetened paste made from red beans, and if that sounds unpleasant, then I’ve got news for you; it’s delicious! Often used as a filling for cakes, such as the famous Taiyaki, It is a sweet, sugary treat unlike anything in western cooking.

 

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