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confectioner's shop Ubaga-Mochi-Ya
Co., Ltd. Nanyo-Ken
1-1-33 Oiwake, Kusatsu City, Shiga, Japan

Category: Japanese fresh confectionery
Product Name: Ubaga-Mochi
Raw Materials: Red beans, sugar, starch syrup, glutinous rice, trehalose, maltose, white bean paste, tsukune sweet potato, enzyme (from soybeans), emulsifier (casein sodium (from milk))

Expiration Date: 4 Days

Dissolve one pack (six grains) in boiling water to make a delicious oshiruko

Ubaga-Mochi


Speaking of Kusatsu, the city of Kusatsu in Shiga Prefecture is not well known throughout the country, and it is sad to say that it is losing out to Kusatsu (hot springs) in Gunma Prefecture. Kusatsu City, located near the southern end of Lake Biwa, has been an important place for a long time, where National Route 1 passes through, and is also the junction of the Tokaido and Nakasendo roads, which can be reached immediately to Kyoto in about 20 km (a straight line) to the west.

Kusatsu City used to be a great resting place for travelers who came and went, and the rice cakes sold by uba-ga-mochi (rice cakes with uba-ga-mochi) at tea houses became a natural specialty, appearing in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's Joruri (Japanese literature) and Ukiyoe pictures by Hiroshige and Hokusai.


When I opened the box, I found a six-pack of rice cakes in a sealed package. These small rice cakes are wrapped in red bean paste and topped with white bean paste to remind you of a nanny. In the old days of the Edo period, it was only natural that everyone would want to try such an interesting rice cake at least once when they heard about it.

Then, when the uba-ga-mochi was brought to my mouth, I found that it was quite light. In the center, which is wrapped in red bean paste, there is a small gyuhi-type mochi (rice cake), and the white bean paste at the tip of the outside is a different color, but tastes almost the same as azuki bean paste. It's delicious, but I guess it's just plain delicious. It's much smaller than my bite size, so I was frustrated with this ankoro mochi, but I ate a lot of it.

If it's a souvenir, I think we need a pack of six per person. There's also one in each pack, with a spatula attached.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/06/04