We love Japanese food, and going out for sushi is something my husband and I enjoy doing. I even turned my hand to making sushi at home, thanks to Yutaka – which was a lot of fun! So when they got in touch again and asked if I would like to try making these Japanese Chocolate Truffles, of course I said yes!
Japanese Chocolate Truffles
When I told my husband about these Japanese chocolate truffles, he said it reminded him of our honeymoon and the box of chocolates that had been left in our hotel suite on our first night. They weren’t Japanese chocolates (although, we had been out for sushi for dinner!) but rather a selection of unusual flavoured chocolates. I can’t remember them all now, but I do remember one having an onion flavour – blergh!
I really hoped that these Japanese chocolate truffles would tickle the taste buds, and not traumatise them!
Yutaka sell a range of Japanese food products, which can be bought in larger supermarkets, as well as online. I love that in this day an age we can find such a variety of ingredients in our local supermarkets. (I am aware that makes me sound really old!) At one time or another I have used all of the flavouring ingredients that Yutaka sent to me to make these truffles – but I’ve never thought to add them to chocolate before!
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- Miso Caramel – think salted caramel with a twist
- Shaoxing Rice Wine – a warm, boozy hit
- Wasabi Furikake – milder than chilli with the added crunch of sesame
- Pickled Sushi Ginger – chocolate & ginger with the surprising tang of pickle
- Yuzu – a hint of citrus
The most interesting truffle was the Miso Caramel – I couldn’t correlate in my head using miso this way, as I only ever use it for soup! But I was pleasantly surprised! I’m a big fan of rum balls, so the boozy Shaoxing Rice Wine is a great alternative. I also love chocolate orange, and again, the citrus flavour of Yuzu hit the spot. My hubby loves ginger, so naturally, the Pickled Sushi Ginger truffles were his favourite! And finally, the Wasabi Furikake – well, we’ve both tried chilli chocolate, and actually both really like wasabi – so these weren’t too out there for us – the sesame seeds gave a nice crunchy texture.
These flavours might not be for everyone, but if you’re up for trying something a little unusual, give these Japanese chocolate truffles a try! They would also make a great homemade gift for a foodie friend or relative too!
Basic Chocolate Truffle
Yutaka Shaoxing Rice Wine Flavouring
Yutaka Wasabi Furikake Flavouring
Yutaka Pickled Sushi Ginger Flavouring
Yutaka Yuzu Flavouring
Miso Caramel Sauce Filling
For the Rice Wine Truffles
For the Wasabi Furikaki Truffles
For the Ginger Truffles
For the Yuzu Truffles
For the Miso Caramel Truffles
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