Dango – Japan’s Favorite Treat

Dango is Japanese traditional all season snack, made from rice flour and often served on a skewer.



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It’s a casual snack but often eaten at special occasion like hanami (cherry blossom viewing) or tsukimi (moon viewing).

From sweet to salty, there are different flavors of dango are eaten.


These are hanami dango. They are a little sweet.



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The top two are mitarashi dango (sugar and soy sauce) and the green ones are yomogi (mugwort) dango with sweet red bean paste.



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Kinako dango is a soybean flour covered dango.



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Japanese people love these delicious treats so much that a dango song released in 1999 got million seller hit.

The song is called “Dango San Kyodai” (“Dango Three Brothers”) and when it debuted, it became number one on Oricon weekly single charts.




As you can tell, it’s a tango song, and it’s a play on words, tango and dango lol.



This is the JAPAN Style!



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