7 “Western Style Deserts” originating from Japan

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There are many deserts which look Western sweets but originate from Japan. Japanese-Western deserts have Western taste many foreigners will love. So in this article, I will introduce 7 representative Japanese-Western deserts.

Gateau Chocolate

It is similar to American chocolate cake,  But, unlike it, gateau chocolate is made of meringue and is softer.

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Strawberry Shortcake

a Japanese strawberry shortcake is different from American one. It is a layered sponge cake with a strawberry and whipped cream filling, and whipped cream frosting while American one is sweet biscuits topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

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Mille Crepe

The Mille Crepes cake is many layers of paper-thin crepes with a whipped pastry cream or fruit in between every layer. A crepe comes from France, but Mille Crepes were invented in Japan.

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Pudding a la mode

It is a desert including pudding, whipped pastry cream, ice cream and some fruit on one plate. A Japanese chef invented it accommodating a request from his American wife.

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Crispy Sand

People around the world enjoy it`s taste, but Haagen-Dazs in Japanese branch was first person  creating this Crispy Sand in 2001.

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Fresh Cream Chocolate

It is made of a mixture of chocolate, fresh cream, and liqueur. It’s a different texture from normal chocolate, and is softer and melts in your mouth.

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Castella

Japanese invented it based on a cake from Portugal in the 16th century. It is one of the most popular Japanese sponge cakes made of sugar, flour, eggs, and corn syrup.

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