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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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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