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Tamura-Seika Co., Ltd.
255-2 Gobara, Annaka City, Gunma, Japan

Category: Confectionery
Product Name: Isobe-Senbei
Raw Materials: Flour, sugar, vegetable oil.

Best-Before Date: About two months


Isobe-Senbei, located in Annaka City, Gunma Prefecture, is a "senbei" (rice crackers) made from hot spring water that you can sometimes see at other places. However, the hot spring water here is bicarbonate of carbonate and contains baking powder (baking soda), which is perfect for making sweets and baking. Actually, I'm a bit familiar with hot springs.

I was thinking "Wow, I see", and then I heard that there are about 20 shops in Isobe Onsen area that make Isobe-Senbei, and they are selling very well. That's why, although I've had a good time with onsen senbei before, I want to be fooled again... Life is just like that.

Out of the square steel can, two pieces of Isobe-Senbei in a plastic bag came out. It was about the size of two business cards, and when I sniffed it, it smelled fragrantly good, like a large pancake. When you try it, it makes a crunchy sound and melts in the back of your throat in a very light way. It's unexpectedly good, this rice cracker. It wouldn't be wrong if this became a specialty.

Also, although it is light, there is a slight sweetness and magic that draws people who eat it casually into Isobe's world. Well, to put it simply, it's like a gauffle (Kobe) or something like that... I'm going to stop at about two bags today.

One of the books mentioned Shofudo and Meigetsu-do, which do traditional hand-baking. So, I guess that's the most famous place in the world.
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