“Anmitsu” is a traditional Japanese desert, particularly enjoyed during the summer for a number of decades. Typical “Anmitsu” is made of the followings, served together in a bowl, with “Kuromitsu”, sweet black syrup, poured over the bowl.
|さいの目状に切った寒天||small cubes of “Kanten”, agar jelly, which is a pure form of gelatin made from red seaweed|
|赤エンドウ豆||cooked red peas|
|小豆あん||“Azuki Anko”, sweet red bean paste|
|白玉団子||“Shiaratama Dango”, sweet dumplings made of sweet rice flour called “Shiratamako”|
|ミカン等のフルーツ||fruit such as Japanese orange, cherry, etc.|
A scoop of ice cream is quite frequently added to “Anmitsu”on the top, as seen in the picture below, which is sometimes called “Cream Anmitsu”.
Please cool yourself down with this traditional Japanese summer sweets!
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