Now you can have your art and eat it too. For the first time in Singapore, you can admire and taste Japanese treats made in the ancient style of Yokan, a style of traditional Japanese sweet-making. Started by Zen Buddhist monks in the 14th-15th Century, Yokan desserts are designed to be part of a light meal, and use sweet beans, flour and kuzu, as well as now, the more modern ingredients of azuki beans, agar agar and sugar.
While totally Instagrammable, Yokan desserts are also a work of art and a literal taste of Japanese cultures. The craft has been honed over many generations and now Singaporeans can watch these delights being created by 15 Japanese Confectionery masters over the weekend of 28 to 29 October.
Check out our gallery of sweets to tantatlise your tastebuds, then head down to the National Museum, 11am to 8pm this weekend for a sample!