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Co., Ltd. Yamadaya
835-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima , Japan

Category: Japanese fresh confectionery
Product Name: Toyoka
Raw Materials: sugar, adzuki beans, glutinous rice flour, chicken eggs, rice candy, glucose, isomerized liquid sugar, sugar syrup, butter, vegetable oils and fats, dextrin, milk protein, trehalose, emulsifier, thickener (polysaccharide thickener), alpha-amylase (contains soybean in some ingredients).

Best-Before Date: 11 days when it arrived.

How to Store: Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.


Toyoka" is said to be very popular among the locals in Hiroshima. I checked out their website to see what it was all about, but it's called "Momiji Manjuu no Yamadaya" for some reason. Hmmm, it's very subtle. I wondered which one they were pushing, the Momiji Manjuu or the Momiji Manjuu. And the Toyoka is similar in size and color to the Momiji Manju (Japanese buns). But the shape is different and the texture is different, too.

The fact that I had never heard of it before made me wonder if it was a new snack or if it was just a sudden They've started promoting it.... Well, if you've come this far, I don't have any choice but to give it a whirl.

Toyoka is a tea cake made at the request of the samurai tea ceremony "Ueda Soukoryu". The Iemoto suggested that the shape of the cushions should be rectangular. In response to the Iemoto's suggestion to imitate a zabuton, he created a square shape, and on the surface of the zabuton there was an image of Munetaka Ueda. The branding of the paulownia tree, the family crest of the Karyu family, and the name "Toyoka" after it.

When I opened the package, what came out of the package was a brown and square Toyoka. There is a pattern of paulownia leaves on it, but actually it might be more flat. It's about the size of a maple bun with a pattern of paulownia leaves stamped on it. Yes, it smells like a dora-yaki. When I cut it, it looks like a mixture of yellow batter and koshian (wheat paste) inside.

When I tried it, I found it to be chewy and chewy, just like any other delicious snack. If you eat it with your eyes closed, you might mistake it for a mochi cake. If I had to guess what it looked like, I'd say it was a Kyoto-style yatsuhashi with sweet bean paste. It's like an Ajatari rice cake without cinnamon (according to my husband).

I thought it might be sweeter than I thought because it has a long shelf life, but it was sweet after all. I need tea.
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