Japanese culture is in many ways unique and sweets are no exception. What is perceived in one form in Western culture, in Japanese culture acquires a special shade and national color. The most difficult thing in exploring Japanese culture is its understanding and awareness of the differences between Western thinking and Japanese. Sweets, like all national cuisine, is a great way to understand the approach and priorities of another culture.
Japanese people like not just deliciously prepared food, but beautifully and unusually decorated. In addition to taste, Japanese sweets should have a beautiful appearance and be made only by hand. This is not just a confectionery product, but art that demonstrates the cook’s approach. All recipes of Japanese cuisine are united by common motifs characteristic of Asian countries. First of all, this is the use of natural ingredients not only as decoration but also as the main element of dessert. This unusual approach allows you to create a special taste of the dish and convey the national flavor. A good example is sesame cookies, which are used only as decoration in Western cuisines, but in Japanese, it is one of the key ingredients.
If you are traveling to Japan on business, just traveling or exploring the idea of Japanese casino resorts, then local sweets are one of those things to try. Many desserts include seaweed and tea, which create or complement the taste. In many ways, these desserts are unique and to try them you need to go to Japan. Separately, it is necessary to highlight a special type of such desserts, which is unique and executed with special enthusiasm. This directly reflects Japanese philosophy, promoting the idea that not only taste is important, but also external perception. All this has become the reason for the unique combination when you can get not only taste but also aesthetic pleasure from ordinary sweets. Each dessert can be considered as a separate work of art and you know for sure that its appearance was also taken care of.
The taste qualities of Japanese desserts are also strikingly different from the generally accepted European ones. After tasting Japanese sweets, you will immediately notice that they lack sugar. This is due to the fact that non-natural ingredients are not used in the cooking of desserts. The Japanese strive to make the taste of their desserts natural and evocative of nature. It is because of this that Japanese sweets are not only tasty but also much less harmful than European ones, which also reflects the culture and worldview of this nation.
Unlike Europe, where the confectionery industry is associated with culinary, in Japan, there is a whole culinary direction, focused exclusively on the preparation of sweet food. Each pastry chef considers dish as a work of art and devotes an equal amount of time to taste and appearance.
Special attention should be paid to the culture of sweets for tea, which is traditional. Associated with them is not just the history of national cuisine, but also a large layer of national identity in the form of signs. The most popular desserts for Shincha and Kuradashi tea include Yokan, one of the most ancient Japanese sweets, which is more than 1000 years old. Yokan is a pastille made from local algae. This dessert is very easy to prepare, fairly cheap, and versatile, so you can find it inexpensive restaurants or try in small shops. Another popular tea dish is Manju. This dessert can be found in any candy store or even a small store. The dough is made from wheat or rice flour, and inside are crushed sweet beans. As you can see, the two most common desserts are very different in filling from European ones. This makes the Japanese confectionery industry-unique and reflects the spirit of the nation.
But despite the fact that Japan has such unusual and tasty sweets, the local people love European desserts, especially cakes. Their most popular Christmas cake is Fluffy white sponge cake. The desert that was inspired by European culture, but which become truly popular in japan. That is why, if you are traveling to Japan with the aim of exploring the local casino and the cuisine, it is important to choose the original Japanese sweets that will help you evaluate the real features of the nation.