Updated: July 18, 2016
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3 Most Popular Japanese Summer Sweets Which Make People Feel Cooler

Now that the hot summer has arrived in Japan, it's time to enjoy cold summer sweets. You may wonder what kind of Japanese summer sweets there are. Here are three most popular summer sweets you might want to try and enjoy.

#1 Mizu Yokan or Red Bean Jelly

Have you ever tried Red Bean Jelly called Yokan before?
Yokan is basically square shaped thick jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar.
It is often served with delicious green tea.

However, during the summer, cold yokan or mizu yokan gets widely eaten among the Japanese.
It's great with a cold matcha green tea to cool down the hot body!
The taste is watery and fresh and slightly sweet! It's definitely great for the summer taste!
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#2 Anmitsu

Anmitsu is a traditional desert that is made of red bean paste with cubes of agar and various other fruits such as tangerine, cherries, and peaches.
Ice cream is added as a topping which makes the taste creamy and mild.
The fresh and delicious summer taste cools down the hot body.
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#3 Kuzukiri

If you have ever tried Kuzukiri before, you might be surprised.
Because it's noodles made of "Kuzu" or starch of runner starch of pueraria lobata.
The apperance is thin noodles and the brown sugar syrup is usually added into the dessert.
The cold and fresh taste of Kuzukiri is definitely a summer taste.
And it goes perfect with green tea.
The Japanese eats noddles even as for sweets!
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