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Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA – JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA – JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

While the term “yakitori” (a fried chicken skewers dish served with dipping sauces) may be associated to Thailand, the cuisine, and the street-side eateries serving it, are also known around the world as “kanpai.”

Tucked away from the downtown culture near bustling Shibuya Line Station, at the Red Bean Corner Café in Roppongi District, three teams work to each take a smaller part of the small, round, deep-fried chicken skewers and turn them into deep-fried ice cream cones.

The red bean sauce sauce, which is made in-house, is a popular sauce among diners and was recently added to a select section of the menu. The kato-yaki balls, also made in-house, are wrapped in the red bean sauce and are dipped in the same sauce before being cut and dipped in sweet, sticky red bean pudding.

Shibuya Shout Out at Kazushige’s Nue: Kazushige’s Nue, run by Kazushi Nagayoshi, offers many renditions of the red bean dessert, although the one we ordered had to be small and served by an assistant.

Upon entering the café, we were greeted by two male employees in traditional miyushi kabuki attire who assisted us in the ordering process.

We decided to take all three courses of the meals to share with a friend, as we had so much fun. The three courses, called Nue, were served in a large plate.

One nue item was two fried red bean rolls filled with red bean filling accompanied by red bean ice cream. The other nue was a combination plate consisting of the fried rice dish, dashi ramen, and “red bean ice cream,” which consisted of three big red bean balls covered in a sauce made with red bean sauce.

And finally, there was the red bean pudding dessert. The pudding was served warm and complemented by a bright red bean sauce and a dab of sticky red bean pudding that was served on top of it.

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Kyoto’s Red Bean Desserts: 3 Cafes Where You Can Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | MATCHA — JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

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