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Wagashi (和菓子) is the traditional confection of Japan that developed with the tea ceremony. Wagashi come in a myriad of types and most are made with sweetened beans, mochi and/or fruit. The theme is always natural beauty and often have a reference to a classical poem or painting. Kyoto’s famous kyogashi (京菓子) are considered the pinnacle of sophistication and refinement in Japan.

Wagashi: Walnut Gyuhi Mochi with Cinnamon

Wagashi: Walnut Gyuhi Mochi with Cinnamon 百万遍かぎや 益寿糖 Wagashi: Walnut Gyuhi Mochi with Cinnamon  百万遍かぎや 益寿糖
Ekijuto is a rare kind of mochi that was first created by a pharmacist with the intent of combining medicine and sweets. Contemporary Ekijuto mochi is flavored with cinnamon and walnut.…

Vinegar Shinise: Fruit Vinegar Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bonbons

Fruit Vinegar Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bonbons from Vinegar Shinise! 内堀醸造 酢ボンボン Fruit Vinegar Chocolate Valentine's Day Bonbons from Vinegar Shinise  内堀醸造 酢ボンボン
Happy Valentine’s Day Peko! You’re my favorite foodie! This year I skipped the usual maccha chocolate and got Peko fruit flavored vinegar chocolates from a vinegar shinise company in Gifu that has a small stand at Takashimaya Department Store in Kyoto. The novel flavors of blueberry, orange and grapefruit,…

Wagashi: ‘Eco-friendly’ Kinako Mochi

Eco Eco Kinako Mochi エコエコきなこ餅 Eco Eco Kinako Mochi エコエコきなこ餅
Miwa found this very unusual ‘Eco Eco Mochi’ the other day. The producer, Sentaro, whose tasty wagashi products we have reviewed a number of times on KyotoFoodie, explains that as this mochi uses the skins of azuki beans for flavoring, which are usually thrown out as waste, it is environmentally friendly mochi. This is…

KyotoFoodie Obama Inauguration Party – Sake Kasu Roll Cake and Doburoku Sake

KyotoFoodie Obama Inauguration Party – Sake Kasu Roll Cake and Doburoku Sake
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! KyotoFoodie Obama Inauguration Party – Sake Kasu Roll Cake and Doburoku Sake KyotoFoodie Obama Inauguration Party - Sake Kasu Rollcake and Doburoku Sake
Things in my homeland grew so bad over the last 8 years that we had to reject a real patriot who we could have chosen for president 8 years ago and bet on this newcomer with precious little experience and no resumé…

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi

Wagashi: Kuromame Daifuku Mochi
Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福 Kuromame (Black Bean) Daifuku Mochi from Demachi Futaba 京都ふたば 丹波黒豆大福
Today, while passing through Demachiyanagi, there wasn’t usual huge line at Demachi Futaba Mochi Store, so I peeked in and noticed that in addition to the usual line-up of mame-mochi (mochi with whole beans) they had kuromame daifuku, mochi made with black beans from Tamba, in rural Kyoto…
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