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Konpira Specialty Kyu-Man
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Co., Ltd. Konpira-Do
793-3, Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa, Japan

Category: Japanese steamed bun
Product Name: Kyu-Man
Raw Materials: White bean paste, flour, sugar, chicken egg, margarine, honey, expander, (some ingredients include milk and soybeans)


Kyu-Man, a specialty of Kagawa's Konpira, has been sold since long ago in the town in front of Kotohira-Gu, the god of the sea, nicknamed "Konpira". And Kyu-Man's Kyu is the Kyu of "O-Kyu (moxa)". So the shape is moxa. Well, I guess I'll just have to buy Kyu for the people who want to take it home.

By the way, I was surprised to learn that this restaurant also has Kyu-Man Udon and Kyu-Man Museum of Art. What is "Kyu-Man Udon"?

The look and feel of the sweets is reminiscent of the "hiyoko" of Tokyo or Fukuoka. Well, soothingly, I ate it, and found that it looked just like Hiyoko (maybe after Hiyoko). You can see a starchy mound on the anko inside, but it melts in your mouth and doesn't seem to have any presence. Well, it's usually good. The buns that Yamazaki was making also had something similar to this.

I wonder if this was the case in the Edo period. If it existed, it would be a super high class confectionery, but I guess it has changed with the times.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12