Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) Flashcards

和菓子
(わがし)

Learn the different types of Japanese sweets

たい焼き
たいやき (taiyaki)
fish-shaped pancake filled with sweet red bean paste
煎餅
せんべい (senbei)
rice cracker
桜餅
さくらもち (sakuramochi)
cherry blossom rice cake
そばぼうろ
(sobabōro)
buckwheat cookies
いちご大福
いちごだいふく (ichigodaifuku)
strawberry wrapped in mochi and sweet white bean paste
三色団子
さんしょくだんご (sanshokudango)
tri-color dango
きんつば
(kintsuba)
baked sweet red bean paste
ひし餅
ひしもち (hishimochi)
layered rice cake for Girl's Day
ぼたもち
(botamochi)
sticky rice wrapped in red bean paste (or roasted soy flour)
かしわ餅
かしわもち (kashiwamochi)
rice cake wrapped in oak leaves
ひよ子
ひよこ (hiyoko)
baby chick shaped sweet (with sweet white bean paste)
羊羹
ようかん (yōkan)
thick sweet red bean jelly
金太郎飴
きんたろうあめ (kintarōame)
cylindrical candy (same design wherever you cut)
カステラ
(kasutera)
castella cake (sponge-cake-like)
みつまめ
(mitsumame)
kanten jelly fruit bowl with azuki and syrup
宇治金時
うじきんとき (ujikintoki)
shaved ice with matcha syrup, sweet red bean paste, and shiratama dango
桃山
ももやま (momoyama)
baked white bean paste sweet
みたらし団子
みたらしだんご (mitarashidango)
mochi dumpling skewers with sweet soy sauce glaze
どら焼き
どらやき (dorayaki)
sweet red bean paste pancake sandwich
栗まんじゅう
くりまんじゅう (kurimanjyū)
chestnut bun (with sweet white bean paste)
おしるこ
(oshiruko)
sweet red bean soup (with shiratama dango or mochi)
 
 

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たい()
fish-shaped pancake filled with sweet red bean paste

せんべい
rice cracker

さくら(もち)
cherry blossom rice cake

そばぼうろ
buckwheat cookies

いちご大福(だいふく)
strawberry wrapped in mochi and sweet white bean paste

三色団子(さんしょくだんご)
tri-color dango

きんつば
baked sweet red bean paste

ひし(もち)
layered rice cake for Girl’s Day

ぼたもち
sticky rice wrapped in red bean paste (or roasted soy flour)

かしわ(もち)
rice cake wrapped in oak leaves

ひよ()
baby chick shaped sweet (with sweet white bean paste)

ようかん
thick sweet red bean jelly

金太郎飴(きんたろうあめ)
cylindrical candy (same design wherever you cut)

カステラ
castella cake (sponge-cake-like)

みつまめ
kanten jelly fruit bowl with azuki and syrup

宇治金時(うじきんとき)
shaved ice with matcha syrup, sweet red bean paste, and shiratama dango

白玉団子(しらたまだんご)  Shiratama dango are sticky rice flour dumplings. (しろ) = white (たま) = ball 団子(だんご) = dumplings

桃山(ももやま)
baked white bean paste sweet

みたらし団子(だんご)
mochi dumpling skewers with sweet soy sauce glaze

どら()
sweet red bean paste pancake sandwich

(くり)まんじゅう
chestnut bun (with sweet white bean paste)

おしるこ
sweet red bean soup (with shiratama dango or mochi)

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