Japanese sweets: A no-dessert culture
Today's Japanese bakery goodies and desserts are a mix of traditional ingredients and Western styles
In all likelihood, when you visit a Japanese restaurant, the dessert section of the menu will have a combination of Chinese desserts and some green tea ice cream. That is because “there are no desserts, in the Western sense, to be found in traditional Japanese food culture", explains Koizumi Kazuhiro, the Japanese chef of Pan Asian, ITC Maratha, Mumbai.
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