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Okaki is made with rice that is shaped, dried, and baked. The most basic flavor is soy sauce.

Cheese Okaki

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We have many types of okaki. This cheese okaki has been popular for a long time in Japan.

Once you taste this cheese OKAKI, you can’t stop eating! It’s so yummy. And of course, it goes very well with green tea.

Okaki with cheese and almonds

This cheese almond okaki is another snack that has been sold for a very long time in Japan.

This is also so delicious that you might get addicted to it!

▼Amanatto

 

Amanattō is a Japanese traditional confectionery that is made of azuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying.

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Unlike okaki, amanatto is a sweet confectionery. Though it’s covered with sugar, the green tea will soften how sweet it is. That taste might relax you.

Sweet potato amanatto

 

You can also find sweet potato amanatto.

▼Youkan

 

Youkan is a thick, jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar. It is usually sold in a block form, and eaten in slices.

 

As you can see in this photo, youkan goes very well with green tea. Youkan is not as sweet as amanatto.

Youkan containing sweetened boiled chestnuts

 

Sweetened boiled chestnuts is often used for Japanese traditional confectionery. As youkan itself is not that sweet, it creates a nice combination with sweetened chestnuts.

Green tea flavored youkan

 

You can find green tea flavored youkan too. The one in this photo is beautifully made with a Mt. Fuji decoration. Like this, Japanese traditional confectionery is often highly regarded not only for its taste, but also for its presentation.

Try youkan with cold green tea in the summer!

 

People like to eat youkan especially during the summer, as it is a cold sweet kept normally in the fridge. Does cold green tea sounds strange to you? Actually in Japan, many people like cold tea, especially in the summer.

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