Yokan is made from beans. Often red bean paste, using adzuki beans.
Yokan takes me back to afternoons spent with a friend of mine who used to import Yokan from Japan, and take it with his Matcha tea. He had a tea whisk and gave me one. I still have it.
As with so much Japanese cuisine, Yokan is delicate, fragrant and subtle.
Proof, if proof were needed, that beans aren’t just about stews and burgers!
*The beans need soaking overnight.