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Wakayama's Usukawa-Manjuu
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Co., Ltd. Gihei-kaho
1851 Kushimoto, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama, Japan

Product Name: Wakayama's Usukawa-Manjuu
Category: Japanese confectionery
Raw Materials: sugar, red beans, teppo beans, wheat flour, sweet sake, expander

Expiration Date: two to three days.

Excellent souvenirs recommended by Wakayama Pref.

Wakayama's Usukawa-Manjuu


Kushimoto Town is home to Shionomisaki, the southernmost cape on the mainland. It is said that "Wakayama's Usukawa-Manjuu" is located there, which was made with the image of the scenic spot "Hashigu-Iwa" in mind and aimed to make a not so sweet manjuu, even though it was in the Meiji era (1868-1912), when the sweet taste was more important.

Hmmm, the shape of the figure is similar to Yamazaki's "fuketsu-manjuu", and the name Wakayama's Usukawa-Manjuu can be found all over the country... Well, let's have a bite.


That simple box, that's just fine. The buns taken out from there were made to resemble a rough rock called "Hashihakuiwa", and the shape of the buns shows the painstaking efforts. Well, it may be more difficult than making a round bun unexpectedly, isn't it~.

The size of the bun is surprisingly small, like a ping-pong ball, but when you take it in your hand, you feel a little weight, and there seems to be almost no smell. When I tried it, the flavor of the sake manjuu was just as I had imagined.

Hmmm, it is a familiar and casual steamed bun, but the price does not seem a little "distant" to me. Well, I guess it can't be helped because it's handmade.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/06/04