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Tsukisamu-Manjuu walnut paste
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Co., Ltd. Honma
3-2-1 Tsusamu Higashijo 2-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan

Category: Japanese confectionery
Product Name: Tsukisamu-Manjuu (walnut paste)
Raw Materials: Koshi-an, sugar, flour, chicken egg, starch, walnut, butter, condensed milk, cornstarch, baking soda, flavoring


What the hell is Tsukisamu-Manjuu's "Tsukisamu"? It was derived from the name of a place in Sapporo. Originally, Tsukisamu Ampang was more famous, and there used to be a road called Ampang Road lined with those shops, and it still has a monument with its name.

It was during the Meiji era (1868-1912), when several anpan (bread) shops lined up to cater to the soldiers of the regiment stationed in the area. That's how Tsukisamu Anpan started.

Actually, I didn't know anything about them, so I went there to buy them, and there was a line of "Tsukisamu-Manjuu" and "Tsukisamu Anpan" at the store, so I bought the "Tsukisamu-Manjuu" one for some reason. It's like an anpan inside, though.

Tsukisamu-Manjuu" comes in a bag that you can see through the inside. At the center of that brown bun's surface, I think there's a picture of a tree inside the circle. However, if you look at the website, it looks like a picture of Hokkaido. When I sniffed the smell, it was chocolate, and when I ate it, it was red bean inside, but it was something different. Well, it's a bit crunchy in places, but this is probably a walnut.

To sum it up, this bun has the taste of a chocolate man no matter how you eat it. Could it be because of the butter and walnuts? I don't know what it is, but it has a mild taste and is quite good. Everywhere you look, it is in the shape of a bun, but it can't be helped because it stubbornly calls itself a bun.

Well, I guess this is bread, after all.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/06/04