Daifuku mochi, the delicious Japanese pastry 大福

  • Published on : 24/02/2020
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Daifuku, a traditional Japanese dessert made with mochi

Round, soft and sweet, daifuku "great happiness", is one of the most represented in the world of wagashi, traditional Japanese pastries. Simple, humble, cheap, and delicious!  The comfort food for the Japanese!

 

Another curiosity is the yomogidaifuku. Green in color, however, it does not taste like matcha "green tea". Its color comes from the use of yomogi or leaves of mugwort. The young shoots of this herbaceous plant are used in the preparation of kusamochi: balls made from the mixture of sticky rice and leaves of mugwort. This plant has a strong symbolism as it is said, to scare away evil spirits. The yomogi daifuku thus acquires a vegetable taste of fresh grass.

The interior of a daifuku sometimes holds some surprises! One of the more popular variations is to add a whole strawberry to the anko. Called Ichigo daifuku (ichigo meaning "strawberry"), is particularly popular during the strawberry season in Japan, from January to March.

Le yomogi daifuku est confectionné à partir de l'armoise, une plante vivace qui donne cette couleur verte au daifuku et un léger goût d'herbe.

Le yomogi daifuku est confectionné à partir de l'armoise

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Le ichigo daifuku contient une fraise entière entourée de anko

Le ichigo daifuku contient une fraise entière entourée de anko

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Des daifuku à la crème glacée

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Daifuku

Un mame daifuku fumant

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