Yôkan (羊羹) is a type of very thick jelly made from azuki beans and agar-agar, often eaten as an accompaniment to green tea. For some entirely inexplicable reason, the kanji characters for "yookan" actually mean "sheep" 羊 and "hot soup" 羹, which is why the word is nearly always written in hiragana as ようかん.

See also mizuyokan for a common variant and a recipe.

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