Friday, June 05, 2015

Japanese Wagashi - What is your Favourite?

Warabimochi is a very popular Japanese confection during the summer. Unlike the normal ones with toasted soybean flour, these matcha warabi mochi are covered generously with matcha powder. They have a gluey and soft texture, but more of jelly kind. Undoubtedly a delicious treat, which would be even better if there is some extra matcha or black sugar syrup to go with it.
Dango, fatly shaped Japanese dumplings are made with mochiko rice flour. Neatly skewered in groups of 3 and embodied with a glassy, sweet and totally irresistible soy sauce glaze.
Liege waffle, as part of the Belgian waffle family, is a type of popular waffle in Japan. Traditionally, these waffles are made with yeast to give its plumpy soft interior in addition to milk and butter. A special type of pearl sugar is also crucial to form its caramelized surface. The Japanese often serve them with different fillings, we sampled a few from custard, coffee to matcha, but to taste the real symphony of its light crunch and butteriness, going back to the basic plain flavor is definite. 

Mitarashi Dango
蜜丸子

Sweet Soy Sauce Dumplings
日式醬油丸子

Matcha Warabi Mochi
抹茶蕨餅

Warabi Mochi
蕨餅

Plain
原味

Custard
奶黄

Cafe au Lait
牛奶咖啡

Smashed Sweet Red Beans
紅豆

Powdered Green Tea Bean Jam
抹茶

Liege Waffles
窩夫

Sogo Freshmart
Address: B2/F, Sogo Hong Kong Co. Ltd., 555 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2833 8338
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