[ALSO FEATURED IN OUR JAPANESE SNACKS & SWEETS: "RAKU" CARE PACKAGE]
Producer: Kona Kohbo Usa
Ingredients: Sugar, raw bean paste, reduced starch syrup, black soybean flour (Usa City, Oita Prefecture), agar, salt
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Beautiful and intricate, wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) are artful creations that are both delicate and delicious. One of the oldest and most popular wagashi is yokan. These firm blocks of jelly are typically made from azuki (sweet red beans) and agar (tasteless algae which gives this dessert its firm texture) and enjoyed in bite-sized slices.
To make this unique yokan, Kona Kohbo Usa uses a rare black soybean called kurodamaru. Kurodamaru are larger than regular black soybeans with a richer flavor and stronger natural sweetness, making them the perfect choice for yokan.
Suggested use:Slice into domino-sized pieces and enjoy with a bitter green tea such as matcha, gyokuro or sencha. The added kinako (soybean flour) also pairs well with a roasted tea such as houjicha. You can find a selection of authentic teas in our Japanese Green & Specialty Teas: "Ryu" Care Package.
DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.