THE TASTE OF ASIA IS ALREADY NEARBY
Desserts of Asian cuisine can safely be called fantastic food with a taste of sweets and fairy tales. In the preparation of sweets, confectioners continue to follow the Japanese tradition of using natural components and health benefits. Any products for the preparation of Asian dishes are transformed by confectioners into wagashi – an elegant and healthy dessert. It’s hard to believe, but the chocolate called “ika” has squid inside, and “echizen kurazi” is just … jellyfish in caramel, and these are ancient Japanese sweets.
An analogue of agar-agar from local algae is added to the confectionery base of Japanese jellies and lozenges, which produces a substance yokan, similar in properties to gelatin. Manju cookies are made from wheat and rice dough with sweet potato or chestnut fillings. Dango are steamed sweet cakes made of rice flour, served with all kinds of local toppings. A popular hot sweet soup is made from the local type of sweet adzuki bean. We can discover many other original and authentic healthy sweet products for our adults and children.
In a brief overview of confectionery masterpieces of the Land of the Rising Sun, we observe how Asian desserts preserve historical traditions, a variety of technologies, commitment to naturalness and benefit, focusing on the aesthetic component of desserts and sweets.
The collection of Asian desserts on the site is already starting to fill up, and fans of the Japanese culinary tradition will soon be delighted by the stunning recipes of Asian sweets from Katana. Today we offer to prepare a recipe for rice with coconut milk and mango at home. The gentle, soft aroma of coconut intertwines with the texture of rice in a nutritious and healthy breakfast for adults and children, the refreshing taste of mango invigorates. Bon appetit!
There is nothing to compare Asian dessert recipes with, as European desserts are fundamentally different. The differences are noticeable at first glance, and delving into the historical traditions of creation and cooking technology, we see them literally in everything.
Asian desserts differ from European ones in the aesthetics of their design, they are filled with meaning. There are cakes with story lines made in transparent fruit jellies. Sometimes desserts contain educational messages, while they are always cute, which is liked by children and adults. Usually, sweets and treats made from natural ingredients reflect their appearance in the design. They are mainly prepared as an additional treat to green tea drinks.
In modern sweets shops, products built on unexpected taste contrasts are often found:
In Japan’s pastry shops, there are analogues of European biscuits brought by the Dutch in the 16th century, slightly modified, with a harder consistency and a charming crispy crust on the surface.
The Japanese are happy to use the chocolates and mousses we are used to, which are exotic for their national taste traditions. And we begin to prepare desserts in the Asian style, revealing for ourselves the richness of the surrounding nature and the benefits contained in it. We continue the endless and exciting process of learning about the world with products and recipes from Katana!