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Ajyari-Mochi-Honpo Kyogashi-Tsukasa Co., Ltd. Mangetsu
139 Tanaka Oi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan

Category: fresh confectionery
Raw Materials: Sugar, red beans, rice flour, eggs, starch syrup, trehalose

Best-Before Date: It was three days after I bought it


I received a kind email that Ajyari-Mochi is one of Kyoto's specialties. It's an awkward name, but strangely uncomfortable. Maybe it wasn't related, but maybe it was because I knew the "ajakong" of women's professional wrestling. Or maybe I had heard about it somewhere, I felt a familiarity with it as if I had known it for a long time.

Incidentally, the word Ajari seems to mean a high priest in the Tendai and Shingon sects.

When I took the Ajyari-Mochi out of the bag, which was made to resemble Japanese paper and sealed tightly, the round sweets were moist and smelled like Dorayaki. When you cut it, you can see the red bean jam inside the thin skin. When I tried it, I thought it was a dorayaki-type crust, but it was as sticky as a rice cake, so I guess it was just as the name suggests. Basically, it is close to oyaki (a kind of rice cake from Nagano, etc.), but on the other hand, it has the flavor of castella or dorayaki, which makes you want to bow your head and groan "ajala".

It looks and feels a little rustic, but let's just say the taste is closer to a refined Japanese sweets. If you bake it in the oven after a day, it's supposed to be delicious.

Recently, 7-Eleven has been talking about similar products (2017), and it seems that they are accepted as generics. One of them is the generic Ajyari-Mochi, which is called "Azuki Mochiri". Hmm.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/06/04