Posts Tagged ‘monaka

Wagashi: ‘Kyobeni’ D.I.Y. Azuki and Monaka

Wagashi: ‘Kyobeni’ D.I.Y. Azuki and Monaka
“I want to be crisp.” Very ‘Kyoto’ and ‘un-Kyoto’; it’s ‘do it yourself’ anko paste in monaka cookies! Not only that, the monaka cookie is the shape and design of a maiko’s lipstick compact. This wagashi turned out to be a lot of fun and solves a vexing problem for monaka aficionados. ’Do It Yourself’ Azuki and Monaka 京べに Happy…

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…

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…

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