FOODJune 09, 2021

10 Asian Sweets You Need To Try

Have you ever tried injeolmi? 😋

Looking for a new treat to try? Here’s a list of 10 Asian sweets that you can simply buy off of Amazon, or make by yourself at home with the right ingredients and materials. Just so you know, AsianFeed may earn a small share of sales from qualifying purchases which helps us continue producing content. Now let's get started. These delectable selections will make your mouth water! 

1. Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake, usually filled with red bean paste. Other fillings include custard, chocolate, cheese, and sweet potato. The exterior is made with pancake or waffle batter. Although fully made taiyaki cannot be purchased online, you can make these by yourself with a taiyaki maker here! Coming from personal experience, this dessert is absolutely delicious, and I would 10/10 recommend it.

Taiyaki fish-shaped cake
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2. White Rabbit

White Rabbit is a Chinese, milk-based, creamy candy in the shape of small rectangles. Something special about this candy is that under the wax-paper wrapper, lies a thin, additional layer made from rice. And it’s meant to be eaten along with the candy! This candy is so delicious and a favorite of mine. Buy these from Amazon here.

White Rabbit Candy
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3. Melona

Melona is a popular South Korean ice pop. The classic flavor, as implied by the name, is honeydew melon. However, there are other beloved flavors as well, such as banana, mango, strawberry, coconut, and purple yam. For a refreshing treat in the summer, try Melona, available at most Asian marts!

Melona Ice Cream
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4. Castella Cake 

Castella is a Japanese traditional confectionery with the main ingredients being flour, sugar, eggs, and mizuame (a type of sugar syrup). The flavor is very light with a mild sweetness, so it is perfect in the upcoming summertime with green tea or iced coffee. Get packaged castella cake here!

Castella Cake
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5. Egg Tarts

The egg tart is a type of custard tart from Cantonese cuisine. The dessert consists of an outer pastry crust filled with egg custard. Egg tarts are commonly served at dim sum restaurants and cha chaan tengs. Make your own at home with these egg tart molds from Amazon at this link

Egg Tarts
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6. Injeolmi

Injeolmi is a type of tteok (Korean rice cake) coated in roasted soybean powder. It is made by steaming and pounding glutinous rice flour. Injeolmi is not only a popular snack, but also a high-quality tteok commonly used for Korean parties, feasts, and banquets. On top of that, this treat is easily digested and nutritious. You can try this with no regrets! Easily purchase the roasted soybean powder from this link

Injeolmi Korean Rice Cake
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7. Hi-Chew

First released in 1975, this immensely popular candy has gained fans from all over the world. Hi-Chews are a Japanese fruit chew with the texture of chewing gum. In the United States, there are 14 available Hi-Chew flavors, which are watermelon, strawberry, green apple, dragon fruit, mango, grape, peach, banana, melon, cherry, kiwi, acai, pineapple, and lilikoi (exclusive to Hawaii). Amazon offers countless varieties of this timeless fruit chew! 

Hi-Chew Fruit Chew
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8. Ginger Chew

Originally from Indonesia, ginger chews are essentially pieces of pure ginger root that are boiled to soften and then coated in a thin layer of sugar. Not only are ginger chews delicious, they also help to soothe the stomach, among other health benefits. You can purchase your own ginger chews here!

Ginger Chews
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9. Tomoe Ame Rice Candy

Tomoe Ame is a soft, chewy, citrus-flavored candy from Japan. Under the wrapper, the candy has an additional rice paper layer, similar to the White Rabbit candy (mentioned above). Tomoe Ame rice candies are so fun to chew, and incredibly delicious as well. To try Tomoe Ame rice candies, follow this link

Tomoe Ame Rice Candy
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10. Haw Flakes

Haw flakes are Chinese sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn. They are produced in 2-millimeter thick disks, and are sold in stacks. Haw flakes are perfect with tea, and for children, they are great as a snack. For around $6, you can buy 10 rolls from Amazon!

Haw Flakes
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