red bean paste

Awesome Sega Mega Drive six-button controller taiyaki lets you bite into mouthful of nostalgia

Relive the old-school era of 16-bit while having your fill of delicious red bean paste.

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Subway releases first-ever sweet sub sandwich in Japan

Two never-before-seen sweet dessert sandwiches appear in a world-first for the company.

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A longer, thinner take on traditional Japanese taiyaki

This delicious treat swam in just in time to say goodbye to fall.

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Red bean paste and cream cheese — a divinely sweet combination?

If you’re interested in Japanese foods, you may be aware that red bean paste, or anko in Japanese, features widely in traditional Japanese sweets. From soft daifuku rice cakes filled with the sweet paste to anmitsu jelly served with pieces of fruit or the dorayaki cakes that Doraemon loves so much, red bean paste is indispensable in making Japanese confections. But now, it seems that giving the traditional paste a bit of a western twist by combining it with a certain ingredient has become all the rage, as seen in a recent post on Japanese trend and information compilation site Naver Matome. Apparently, an increasing number of people seem to be recommending products and recipes online that mix red bean paste with … cream cheese!

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