How to enjoy Toraya's yokan
Remove the outer paper box or natural bamboo sheath.
Cut open the aluminum foil or plastic wrapping and slice the yokan to desired thickness.
Put yokan on a plate and enjoy it with a fork or kuromoji(Japanese wooden pick).
Pair yokan with green tea to enrich the taste.
Once opened, tightly seal the remaining portion with plastic wrap.
Our signature yokan can be stored at tempreture between 59°F (15°C) and 79°F (26°C).
Enjoy within several days after opening.
Recommended drinks with our yokan
While yokan is typically paired with Japanese green tea, it goes surprisingly well with many other drinks, including alcoholic beverages. We hope you will try them for yourself!
Champagne and other sparkling wines
Whiskey and calvados
Herbal teas, especially verbena, mint, or nettle tea
Freshly squeezed lemonade
We also recommend the petite size yokan as a great snack to have on hand at the office, on-the-go, for hiking or even as an energy boost during a marathon.
Arranged recipes with our yokan
Combining yokan with other ingredients and pairing it with drinks can really enhance your enjoyment of this traditional Japanese sweet. Here, we share a few simple recipes and ideas.
Loved by New Yorkers: Yokan Sandwich
Using a peeler, make very thin slices of yokan. Spread cream cheese on sandwich bread, top with yokan and close the sandwich. The cream cheese and yokan go incredibly well together.
Yokan Ganache Truffles
Cut yokan into cubes and sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder to coat all surfaces. The combination of yokan and cocoa powder creates a rich flavor and a texture just like chocolate ganache.
Rum-Marinated Dried Fruits on Yokan
Top slices of yokan with a selection of your favorite rum-soaked dried fruits, such as apricots, prunes and figs. Your dinner dessert just got a little fancier!