Sweets of the region

Sweets of regions – Hoba-maki (2021-05-31)

Hoba-maki is a sweet of specialty in Kiso Region of Nagano Prefecture, which is made of rice flour and sweet red beans wrapped in hoba, and steamed.   Access: Tokyo (local train 0:14) Shinjuku (express train 2:30) Shiojiri (express train 0:27) Kiso-fukushima @   It’s only made in early summer between late May and middle July when hoba, the young… Read more →

Sweet of the region – Apple crisps (2017-12-24)

Do you know an apple crisp?   Aomori Prefecture is one of major production areas of apples in Japan. Besides many varieties of apples, it produces many processed products of apples, too. An apple crisp is one of them.   The apple crisp is produced by Apple & Snacks Co.,LTD of Aomori Prefecture. http://www.net24.ne.jp/~applesnack/en/   Some different varieties (four or… Read more →

Sweet of the región – Inaba-no-shirousagi (2017-12-02)

Manju is one of Japanese traditional sweets which is a bun stuffed with sweetened bean paste. (Source: Wikipedia)   Inaba-no-shirousagi of Tottori Prefecture is a kind of such manju but having a shape of a rabbit.   Access: Shin-osaka (shinkansen 0:30) Himeji (express train 1:40) Tottori @   “Inaba-no-shirousagi” means the white rabbit of Inaba, the old name for the… Read more →

Sweet of the region – Sasadango (2017-08-22)

Sasadango is a sweet of specialty in Niigata Prefecture. https://enjoyniigata.com/en/detail/page/detail/5222   Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 2:15) Niigata @   If you are from Southern Asian countries, you must be very familiar with these kinds of leaf-wrapped foods.     Sasadango is made of mugwort-flavored mochi (glutinous rice cake) with anko (sweet red beans paste) inside wrapped in the leaves of sasa… Read more →