Japanese Sweets part 3/3 ~ DAIFUKU

Daifuku (大福) literally means “great luck”! This Japanese dessert is a small, round mochi (glutinous rice cake) filled with some kind of sweet filling. Usually it’s anko–which is a sweetned red bean paste– but there are several variations.

The one variation I really want to taste is the ichigo daifuku. Ichigo is the word for “strawberry” and this type of daifuku looks like this:

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In the middle is the strawberry. It’s coverd by a layer of anko, and the anko is coverd by mochi :3

The dango is really sticky. It’s coverd with starch so that it doesn’t stick to your fingers :)

I have no idea of what anko tastes like… It’s made out of beans, so… If you’ve ever tasted it, I’d love to hear how you liked it!

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