Are you missing Japan? Cause we certainly are! 😃 While we won't be able to fly to the Land of the Rising Sun anytime soon, one way we can rekindle our memories of the country is through their mouthwatering desserts. From famous souvenirs like Tokyo Banana and Shiroi Koibito (Chocolat Blanc Et Langue De Chat) to traditional treats like dorayaki, step into the kitchen with this list of easy halal Japanese dessert recipes and prepare for a fun baking adventure!
1. Mochi ice cream
Mochi is a signature Japanese dessert that is widely loved by locals and travellers alike. Also known as a rice cake, this traditional snack is chewy, smooth and deliciously addictive - and, best of all, totally doable on your own! With this halal mochi ice cream recipe
, prepare to whip up an incredibly addictive Japanese dessert at home and enjoy them at the end of your meal 😊
P.S. Try out a slightly different version with this easy halal strawberry mochi recipe!
2. Tokyo Banana
Tokyo Banana is one of the most classic treats you can buy from Japan. But since the halal status of Tokyo Banana products have always been a concern for Muslim travellers, it's definitely got people wondering
what this popular snack tastes like. Well, guess what? You can change that thought today because with this halal Tokyo Banana recipe
, you'll have the chance of savouring its light and fluffy sponge cake filled with delicious banana custard cream!
3. Japanese cheesecake
Japanese cheesecake is a light and fluffy variation of cheesecake that's also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake or souffle cheesecake. What sets it apart from more traditional, Western-style cheesecakes is the fact that it doesn't have a graham or digestive biscuit crust, with the egg whites separated and whipped until it forms soft peaks before being folded into the batter, resulting in a super light, airy texture. If you've ever wanted to make Japanese cheesecake, this halal Japanese cheesecake recipe
will do the trick!
P.S. Have a go at making this famous cheesecake recipe by a Japanese chef with Michelin star restaurant experience.
4. Shiroi Koibito
Shiroi Koibito is one of Japan's most popular souvenir items. It's made of white chocolate sandwiched between langue de chat biscuits - the crispy butter biscuits you may know as cat tongue or lidah kucing locally! The most popular Shiro Koibito is manufactured by the Ishiya company (you'll probably recognise the white and blue box, the
french description 'chocolate blanc et langue de chat', and the individual green packets with the snow crystal design). Although Ishiya's Shiroi Koibito is said to non-halal as it uses animal-derived shortening for the biscuits, you can use this easy halal shiroi koibiot recipe
to enjoy them at home.
If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s, you'll probably know dorayaki as the number one treat favoured by Doraemon! This Japanese dessert features two small pancakes with a sweet filling sandwiched in between. While traditionally anko (or red bean paste) is used as the filling, nowadays you'll find all kinds of variations, including Nutella, peanut butter, kaya and more! Dorayaki is really easy to make and delicious to eat, so why not make your own at home with our easy halal dorayaki recipe
Purin is a popular Japanese custard pudding that is similar to the classic flan or creme caramel. It's creamy, smooth and rich in flavour - perfect as an after dinner dessert or even just a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. If you've ever tried baking a Japanese cheesecake before, then whipping up this decadent treat at home will be a walk in the
park for you especially if you've got this easy halal purin recipe
to guide you.
7. Japanese fluffy pancakes
Japanese fluffy pancakes (also known as souffle pancakes) are soft pillowy treats that take this popular breakfast food up to dessert heaven. Similar to Japanese cheesecake
, these pancakes involve separating the egg yolks from the egg whites and beating the egg whites into a meringue that's folded into the batter, thus giving it that irresistible airy texture. It's the perfect treat to whip up for dessert or an extra special breakfast - if you have a hand mixer they aren't much more complicated than your regular pancakes! So it's time to make this easy halal Japanese fluffy pancake recipe and level up your pancake game.
Light, fluffy and perfectly pillowy, Castella is an absolute dream to eat! Using basic ingredients (some of which you may already have in your kitchen!), all it takes to put together this delightful treat are a couple of steps that aren't too far from making your standard, traditional cakes. Ready to indulge yourself in one of the most popular Japanese confections? Then use this easy halal castella cake recipe for when it's time to whip one up.
Now that you've
got all these easy dessert recipes to make at home, you can transport yourself to Japan anytime you want 😋
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