Japanese Dessert Shaped Like a Fish + 6 More Unusual Asian Desserts You Need to Try At Least Once in a Lifetime

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Asian desserts are so strange looking but very tasty. Nexter.org gathered some of the most popular examples for you to try if you ever visit some of the Asian countries. 

Taiyaki

Taiyaki, the Japanese dessert shaped like a fish. The cake, resembling a Japanese red seabream, is often filled with red bean paste but has been reinterpreted many different ways.

Mochi

There’s something about pastel-coloured treats that are just so appealing — and these cheerful Japanese bites are no different. Traditionally, mochi is made with glutinous rice and can be found in varying shapes and colours, but you can also enjoy these delicious desserts as an ice cream treat. Check out this recipe on how you can make your own mochi ice cream using only five ingredients!

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Source: Rainbowdelicious.com

Khao Tom Mat

Khao tom is a Thai dessert of seasoned steamed sticky rice and cooked banana that is traditionally wrapped in banana leaves. Also eaten in Laos and Myanmar (under different names).

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Source: Lai Wong Bao

Mooncake

Mooncakes are Chinese bakery products infamously known as difficult to make authentically. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy!

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Shwe Yin Aye

Shwe Yin Aye is a coconut cream sherbet that is traditionally eaten after dinner. Many people in Myanmar will never turn it down – and neither would I! This is often served with a slice of white bread. Unquestionably the tastiest Burmese dessert!

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Source: Tang Yuan

Sakuramochi

Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome (a short-grain japonica glutinous rice) which is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan, Sakuramochi is known also as “Cherry Blossom Cake” and is traditionally made in a ceremony called “mochitsuki”.

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Source: Song Kaya

Pisang Goreng

Pisang Goreng is a snack food made of banana or plantain being deep fried in hot cooking oil, mostly found throughout Indonesia, but popular all over South East . There are several variants: type of banana used; either coated with batter or not. A variant called “Pisang Goreng Pontianak” is widely popular in Indonesia and is one of the main street foods across the archipelago.

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Source: Sakuramochi


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