THE TASTE OF ASIA IS ALREADY NEARBY
Desserts in Asian cuisine can be described as fantastic food with a taste of sweetness and enchantment. In preparing sweets, confectioners follow the Japanese tradition of using natural components that bring health benefits. Any products used for making Asian desserts are transformed into wagashi, which is an elegant and healthy dessert. Surprisingly, some Japanese sweets such as “ika” chocolate contain squid, while “echizen kurazi” is made of jellyfish in caramel, making them ancient Japanese sweets.
Confectioners use an analogue of agar-agar from local algae for making Japanese jellies and lozenges, which produces a substance called yokan that has properties similar to gelatin. Manju cookies are made of wheat and rice dough, with sweet potato or chestnut fillings. Dango is a steamed sweet cake made of rice flour served with local toppings. A popular hot sweet soup is made of local adzuki bean. There are many other original and authentic healthy sweet products available for adults and children.
In summary, Asian desserts preserve historical traditions, a variety of technologies, commitment to naturalness and benefit, and focus on the aesthetic component of desserts and sweets.
Katana offers a collection of Asian dessert recipes that includes a recipe for rice with coconut milk and mango. The aroma of coconut combines well with the texture of rice in this nutritious and healthy breakfast for adults and children, with the refreshing taste of mango.
Asian desserts are fundamentally different from European desserts. The differences are noticeable in their aesthetics, filled with meaning, and designed to educate while being cute and attractive to both children and adults. Generally, sweets and treats are made of natural ingredients and served as an accompaniment with green tea. Modern sweet shops often offer products with unexpected taste contrasts, such as exotic pastilles of pepper fruits, sweets with the taste of lamb, and pastilles with the taste of hamburger. Japanese pastry shops also serve European biscuits that have been modified to have a harder consistency and a charming crispy crust on the surface.
The Japanese gladly use chocolates and mousses that are considered exotic to their national taste traditions. By preparing desserts in an Asian style, we can learn about the richness of surrounding nature and its benefits.