Most Useful and Most Practical Travel Tips in Japan

Dessert in Japan

Various types of dessert is available
at restaurants in Japan.

You may want to have some dessert after a dinner.

Following chart shows restaurant and available typical dessert.

type of restaurantTypically available dessert
Japanese restaurantFruit, Ice cream
French restaurantMousse
ChineseAlmond jelly
Japanese NoodleNo dessert
SushiNo dessert
Steak houseSundae
PizzaIce cream
Ramen shopNo dessert
Italian restaurantTiramisu
Family restaurantFruit parfait
Eel restaurantNo dessert

Cakes at confectionary shops

Following cakes can be purchased from confectionary stores.
You can eat similar cake at western restaurants, cake shops and coffee shops.
Of course, restaurants serve you ice cream, sherbet and apple pie etc,.

Japanese Dessert

These dessert are not available at restaurants except Kammiten,specialized restaurant for only sweet.
Japanese dessert is based on red bean jam. We call it as An or Anko.

Mitsumame series

Manjyu / Dango series


Anko is made from Red bean. Boil red beans add sugar into them and mash them.
There are two types of Anko


Tsubushi-an just mashed


Koshi-an well mashed and strained

This “an” tastes more smooth texture.