The Best Japanese Desserts

The sweet foods served after the end of a meal is known as desserts. You can serve many types of desserts like hot, cold, room temperature, and also frozen. The French people divided the savory and sour parts from the sweet parts of the meal and gave the concept of dessert in the 1960s. Before then, the Roman tradition of making no distinction of the meal was followed by the European cooking. There are many many world-famous Japanese desserts that are not only finger-licking delicious but are unique in every way.

Japanese Desserts You Have To Try!
Japanese Desserts You Have To Try!

Chinese Finger Licking Japanese Desserts

Middle East and Chinese cooking still do not distinguish, and so we can get the delicious sweet and sour dishes. In France, Ireland, America, and Australia the term “Dessert” is commonly used. But, some people in England consider this word as vulgar, and instead of calling dessert, they call it ‘afters’, the sweet, or pudding.

Though the desserts are usually sweet food, you can use cheese, or nuts to make it a bit savory. Puddings, jellies, cakes, pies, and ice cream are traditional desserts in America. Japanese don’t live strong flavor, but they have a unique taste in dessert. Some are overly sweet, and some may be a bit bitter, or you can say the food tends to be a subtle side.

Foreigners can have an interesting experience of taking Japanese desserts after the meal. Here we can discuss some of the traditional desserts of Japan.

Japanese Desserts: Mochi

The versatile and a very traditional dessert of Japan is Mochi. A special sticky rice known as mochi gome is used to make the dessert. After cooking the sticky rice, they shape the rice into soft mocha balls. Now, the dessert is ready, and you can have the mocha toasted, or sweetened with kinako topping, or dipped into sauce.


Daifuku desserts are similar to mocha but have varieties of sweet fillings. During hot summer, you can see the Daifuku ice creams in red bean paste flavors, and also with a subtle sweet taste, which is very refreshing.

Japanese Desserts: Dango

Dango dessert is also similar to Daifuku, and mochi, but there is some difference in the preparation. Varieties of flour are used to make the preparation and it need not be pounded. Dango desserts are often skewered, but you can also grill, fill, or dip into sweet sauce. In the festivals like hanami, this dessert is often flavored and colored to sell. You can also prepare this dessert at home.

Japanese Desserts You Have To Try!
Japanese Desserts You Have To Try!


While walking around the city, you can find Taiyaki desserts on the roadside. You can have fresh and warm dessert all day because the vendors are making warm all day to warm you up when the temperature falls. You must be careful about the fish-shaped pancakes filled with red bean paste because it is served hot.


These desserts are also served in warmer months and are very common like mochi and daifuku. These desserts are combinations of clear jelly and Anko but are also combined with other ingredients like fruits, nuts, mochi, and Macha flavored ice cream. They also serve a cup of black syrup on the side of the dish.

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