Every month in our culture guide, we share some Japanese vocabulary that complements our Japanese snack experience. The more familiar you become with Japanese snacks and Japanese cuisine, you might start noticing the same words again and again. Have you ever stopped and wondered what exactly those words mean?
As much as we love Japanese snacks, we also love growing your vocabulary with new words. We hope to make the Bokksu community more familiar with Japanese terms and definitions through delicious snacks! Let's discover Japanese through Snacks:
Amanatto (ah-mah,nah-tō) (あまなっとう) - Candied azuki beans made by simmering the beans in sugar syrup. This confection was first created circa 1860 in Tokyo. The store that created amanatto, Eitaro, is still open today!
Anko (ah-n-ko) (あんこ) - Sweet red bean paste made with azuki beans.
Dashi (dah-she) (だし) - A sort of fish stock or broth base made fromkombu (kelp), sardine, and/or bonito flakes (shaved pieces of dried tuna).
Goma (go-mah) (ごま) - Black sesame.