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A Japanese traditonal jelly food – Yokan –2014.01.31

Yokan is made from steamed Azuki beans sweetened with sugar. It is usually formed into jelly bar style. In stead of Asuki beans, a sweet potato called “Satuma-imo” in Japanese is an alternative main ingredient. This type of Yokan is called “Imo-yokan” in Japanese. A delivertive of Azuki made Yokan is Kuri-Yokan, in which Japanese chestnuts are added. Each type of Yokan sweets is fat-free and fibor enriched food,
In addition, the amount of sugar contained has recently become much less than before.

A Japanese traditonal jelly food – Yokan –Photo by [puamelia]
A Japanese traditonal jelly food – Yokan –Photo by switchstyle
A Japanese traditonal jelly food – Yokan –Photo by dreamcat115

I’d highly recommend you to try all types of Yokan together with green tea, or black tea. You’d be able to find your own another best choice of tea time.

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