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Shop: Kashiwaya
127-5 Aza-Miyata, Kubota, Fukuyama-machi, Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

Category: fresh confectionery
Product Name: Kashiwaya thin-crusted buns with sweetened bean jam
Raw Materials: red beans, sugar, flour, salt, expander, glycine


The top of the list of Fukushima souvenirs is the Koriyama specialty "Usukawa-Manjuu". These days, it is sold on the bullet train between Sendai and Tokyo, and can be found in the shops at Koriyama and Sendai stations, of course. I mean, these days, it seems like they're sold everywhere.

Usukawa-Manjuu comes in two types of "Koshi-an" and "Tsubu-an", and the most popular one is "Koshi-an". I like it too, but sometimes only "tsubuan" is sold casually, so I often buy "tsubuan" without looking at it and get shocked when I get home. I guess the point is that I'm just being ochococky.

I cut the bun in half, and as the name suggests, the skin was thin and densely packed with anko. The bottom of the bun is transparent, and the anko inside can be seen through it. It has a moderately sweet, adult taste. It's moist and smooth, and the best part is that it's delicious. It's good that the skin is thin, but it doesn't feel crispy. When I put it in my mouth, my throat immediately swallowed it. This is good.

I wrote about 'tsubu-an' in the first paragraph like a villain, but the taste of 'tsubu-an' is different and I'm sure there are people who like it.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12