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Co., Ltd. Maruta-Machi Kawamichi-Ya
32, Nakamikado Nishimachi, Nishinokyo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan

Category: Confectionery
Product Name: Soba-Boro
Raw Materials: Flour, sugar, chicken egg, buckwheat flour, expander

Best-Before Date: About two and a half months when it arrived

Soba-Boro


One day, she finds a can of sweets that she misses so much that she bursts into tears. And its name is "Soba-Boro". Actually, I didn't know what "Soba-Boro" was when I heard about it, but when I saw the can of sweets, I was surprised. The skin-colored can box with its indescribably astringent color evokes what has been sinking into the recesses of memory, and now, with a gentle air...

By the way, "boro" is a baked sweet brought from Portugal and the Netherlands, and is still loved in Kyushu under the name "maruboro". At the end of the Meiji era (1868-1912), a Kyoto soba noodle shop called "Kawadoya" started selling "Soba-Boro" by adding buckwheat flour to a burro and baking it in a plum shape. Since then, it has been passed on to other restaurants as a Kyoto specialty and has continued to this day.


When I opened the can box with its unique color, I could smell the unique aroma of barley. Most of the Soba-Boro are plum blossom-shaped, and there are a few small round buds in them. When I tried one, it was crispy and crunchy. Enjoy the crunchy texture for a little while and then it will naturally melt away. Even if I lick it without chewing it, I feel like it's going to melt, but I just can't help myself and chew it. It's not at all like the soft (aforementioned, Kyushu's) "maruboro" that I've had before.

There's no other way to describe this slightly sweet, simple and light snack, but it's more like a cookie or a macaroon. The first time I ate it, my family member complained that the aroma of buckwheat noodles was too strong.

Afterword)
Kawamichiya, where I ate, is a company that became famous by running radio commercials in the old days of radio, and is still familiar to everyone today. Also, "Kawadoya," the kanji for "kawadoya" mentioned above, is a different company that sells a product called "Soboboburu," which is the originator of the product as described above.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12