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White Gyuraku-Mochi
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Co., Ltd. Shirotae
1090-9, Owada-shinden, Yachiyo City, Chiba, Japan

Category: Japanese confectionery
Product Name: White Gyuraku-Mochi
Raw Materials: White bean paste, Chiba Prefecture milk, Hokkaido beet sugar, red egg, fresh cream, unsalted cream cheese, starch, trehalose, processed starch, thickening agents (calorie bean gum, carrageenan), flavoring, including wheat

Expiration Date: The next day (the same day when it arrives)

How to Store: Keep refrigerated (below 10°C)

White Gyuraku-Mochi


By accident, I found something called White Gyuraku-Mochi in Chiba's famous sweets. It's an unusual name, so I bought it without thinking.

However, according to later research, dairy farming began in the era of Yoshimune Tokugawa, when he imported white cows from India and bred them in Chiba. And apparently, white cow dairy is a dairy product made by boiling down milk and hardening it, which was used as a medicine in the Edo period. Incidentally, I've also seen an article that tastelessly states that white beef dairy = butter.

In fact, the history of cattle is so complicated that it's hard to understand it (it wasn't allowed to be eaten until the Meiji era) that it's hard to summarize it here.

I was a little surprised to find that Chiba was still a dairy farming prefecture... So, it was good to know the meaning and the contents, but I couldn't solve the intertwining of milk and rice cake for some reason. I don't know what it will be like.


When I opened the blue paper box, there were eight small white rice cakes inside. Well, it's about the size of a ping pong ball. The rice cakes are frozen, so thaw them before eating them. Let's see, there's almost no smell. When I cut it in half, there was a lot of bean jam inside and it had a slight yellowish color.

Try it while it's still cold and you'll see. What the hell? The outer crust has the texture of a double-layered rice cake with the aroma of almond bean curd, and the bean jam inside is a bit like ice cream with a grainy texture. What? I tried it again and again, tilting my head, and this time I thought it was like a "Yukimi Daifuku" (Lotte). Well, it's not too bad though.
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