Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice. Kakigori is very common during the summer in Japan. It is usually flavored with colorful syrup (popular ones; strawberry, lemon, melon, condensed milk). Kakigori is inevitably sold at food stalls in festivals in its most simple form, but you can have more luxurious types that have many toppings at a specialized kakigori cafe. This traditional Japanese dessert is delicious and refreshing.
Anpan are buns filled with anko. The name is a mashup of “anko” and “pan”, the Japanese word for bread. For this dessert, the red bean filling is baked inside a soft bun and eaten as a sweet snack.
Anmitsu is a classic Japanese dessert that includes an assortment of ingredients such as anko, agar jelly, mochi, chestnuts, sweet beans, fruits and boiled peas with a side of sweet black syrup as a topping. There's no standard recipe for Anmitsu but anko and agar jelly are the core ingredients. Anmitsu with ice cream is considered a separate dessert known as Cream Anmitsu.
A popular Japanese sweet, Daifuku is a small round mochi stuffed with sweet red bean paste. It is believed to bring you good luck to enjoy sweets with auspicious names and shapes like Daifuku. To celebrate the holiday cheers, make this delicious snack at home and share them with friends and family.
Manju is originally a Chinese steamed cake. They are filled with anko (red bean paste) and some are uniquely shaped. Manju is often given to friends or family members as a souvenir. This is probably the most popular Japanese dessert.
Dango is a small dumpling made from mochi powder. There are varieties of dangos, such as mitarashi dango, a sweet soy sauce dango, dango with kinako powder, dangpo with anko, and so on. Some dangos are served on a skewer. You can easily get one at food stalls or any grocery stores. They go perfectly well with Japanese green tea.