Besides its traditional sweets known as wagashi, Japan is also famous for its light fluffy cheese cake, a pastry fitting for the summer.
Japanese cheesecake first became popular when many Americans stationed in Japan imported cheese and other ingredients from home to make their favorite foods.
In the 1950s, with the invention of refrigerators, cream-cheese was more readily available.
During the 1960s, a chef named Tomotaro Kuzuno mixed German käsekuchen, a light cheesecake, with the rich American-style cheesecake.
It’s the version of Japanese souffle that most of us know today. Since then, the Japanese have come up with more desserts, putting their own spin on them.
Why are Japanese cheese desserts so popular and how are they different from their Western counterparts? Let’s find out with Culture!
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