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Underwater world in a little piece of yōkan

Underwater World

I wish I could say that I had made this exquisite yōkan or jellied sweet that captured the underwater world so perfectly–fish are swimming through clear water over a mossy green riverbed paved with pebbles. This was a creation of students in the wagashi or Japanese sweets cooking class that meets next door to my kaiseki class.

You know what I am thinking…


5 Responses to “Underwater world in a little piece of yōkan

  1. If you’re thinking what I think you are thinking, then Te-chan is liable to get even fatter than he is now…

    But, that picture is terrific! I love how you get the profile through one facet and the view down to the river bottom through the other. Perfect.

    I just wish I could get a sense of the scale. Is that cube 3cm a side? Or, is it bigger? More like 5cm?

    Posted by Te-chan | July 9, 2008, 8:07 pm
  2. I could not get a good picture from the top, but it was really like looking in the river in this little cube, more like 5 cm.

    Posted by et-chan | July 10, 2008, 9:18 am
  3. That’s too cool! Though I, too, am curious about the size of the thing…
    I’d love to learn to make wagashi, but really don’t think I have the patience. Probably better just to stick to eating them instead.

    Posted by Skye | July 10, 2008, 11:21 am
  4. Hi Skye, Thanks for stopping by. These students made 2 kinds of wagashi in one hour – I suppose it’s not too bad. But, of course, your strategy to stick to eating always works, right?

    Posted by et-chan | July 12, 2008, 10:49 am
  5. Woww… Awesome.. I’m interested in making wagashi, where is the wagashi class? Is it in tokyo? Thank you..

    Posted by Lia | September 12, 2015, 12:39 am

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