Posts Tagged ‘mochi

Wagashi: Miso Flavored Chigiri Mochi in Wasanbon Sugar

Wagashi: Miso Flavored Chigiri Mochi in Wasanbon Sugar
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Kyoto Top-ten Foodie Omiyage Souvenir: Miso Chigiri Mochi This is miso flavored gyuhi mochi from Honda Miso and it is a masterpiece! In addition to the novel and exceptional taste, this is a foodie souvenir that you ought to be able to take back home with you…

Sweet Young Soybean Zunda Mochi

Sweet Young Soybean Zunda Mochi
Itadakimono: Toru, one of my best friends is in Kyoto and as always he brings me some zunda mochi. He lives up north in the city of Sendai and Sendai is famous for zunda mochi. I still remember when I arrived in Japan, I went up to Sendai to see Toru and he took me to a famous ‘shinise’ zunda…

Wagashi: ‘Sagano’ Chrysanthemum Theme Namagashi

Wagashi: ‘Sagano’ Chrysanthemum Theme Namagashi
Autumn is upon us in Kyoto and one of my favorite wagashi makers looks to the rural Western Hills of Kyoto’s Sagano district for inspiration for a delicate and handmade chrysanthemum shaped namagashi. Kyoto Autumn Theme Wagashi 嵯峨野生菓子 While I haven’t seen any chrysanthemums in bloom yet this year, mine are just budding, the theme of culinary delights in Kyoto…

Bontan Ame – Traditional Japanese Gyuhi-Mochi and Pectin Soft Candy

Bontan Ame – Traditional Japanese Gyuhi-Mochi and Pectin Soft Candy
Our regular readers may recall last year that we introduced Bontan Ame, a classic soft Japanese mochi-like candy made in the southern island of Kyushu with a regional citrus called bontan. I don’t eat much candy but in recent months I have become bontan ame crazed! I eat a box of it nearly everyday. Fortunately bontan ame is not terribly…

Wagashi: Shiruko (Red Azuki Bean ‘Soup’)

Wagashi: Shiruko (Red Azuki Bean ‘Soup’)
Wagashi: Kyoto Daimonji Theme Shiruko Red Azuki Bean Porridge 汁粉 Wagashi: Kyoto Daimonji Theme Shiruko Red Azuki Bean 'Soup' 大文字 汁粉
Shiruko is a hot, sweet soup-like dessert flavored with azuki beans and mochi that is very popular in Japan. It can be found on the menus of traditional style tea houses. I was given an elegant set of 5 shiruko in packages on the theme of the Daimonji. Daimonji is…
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