Saturday, August 2, 2008

Favourite Japanese Snack

I don't know the name of this Japanese sweet, which is supposed to be rather famous. So far I've only seen this in Japan, so I make it a point to buy this when I'm there or ask friends going there to buy it back for me. It's my all-time favourite - made to resemble a little chick, it has a thin pastry skin surrounding smooth and sweet mung bean paste. This goes perfectly with a cup of Japanese green tea with its slightly bitter taste, which complements the sweetness of the dessert perfectly. Take your time to eat this and savour the passage of time in the afternoon (eh, very zen-philosophy all of a sudden).

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