San Francisco: 7 Japanese Sweets We Love
Though dessert menus at Japanese restaurants in America can be limited (we sometimes skip them in favor of another glass of sake), that doesn't mean Japanese cuisine doesn't have an amazing cache of sweets. Japanese desserts can be delicate and beautiful to look at, or gorge-worthy and fantastically elaborate. They offer a mix of traditional flavors and techniques with imported ones, leading to delicious hybrids that are some of the best treats in town.
Luckily San Francisco offers up them all. From mochi to mitarashi to delicate filled cakes, there are enough options to keep you on a sugar buzz for days. Here are 7 Japanese sweets we love in San Francisco—which are your favorites?
Aya-shirabe at Minamoto Kitchoan »
Red Bean Mochi at Simply Mochi »
Mitarashi Dango at Kissako Tea »
#2 at Belly Good Café and Crepes »
Red Bean Shaved Ice at YakiniQ Cafe »
Coffee Crunch Cake at Yasukochi's Sweet Stop »
Ichigo Daifuku at Benkyodo Company »
About the author: Carrie Vasios is the Community Manager of Serious Eats and writes the Wake and Bake, Cookie Monster, and Serious Entertaining columns. She likes perusing her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar.