After we released July Bokksu's theme last week, many of you may have been wondering what exactly is an example of a cooling snack Japanese people eat to combat natsubate during the summer? Well we didn't want to keep you in suspense for too long so we are excited to announce the sneak peek for July 2016 Bokksu:
Yokan is a general term for a thick, jellied dessert typically made with red bean paste, agar, and sugar. Mizu Yokan is a type of yokan that is made with more water than usual, which gives it a softer, creamier texture on every bite. It is often chilled, sliced into smaller servings, and served during the summer due to its refreshing taste.