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Japanese Sweets – Kuzumochi

François Rejeté

Tags food, japan, sweets

Japanese Sweets – Kuzumochi

As a new series on this blog, I will introduce Japanese sweets we love and want to share with the world. My first installment is Kuzumochi (葛餅). Made from starch powder, it is usually eaten with kinako (sweet roasted soybean flour) and kuromitsu (black cane sugar syrup).     This particular one is from Funabashiya (船橋屋), a 213 years old shop from eastern Tokyo. Their kuzumochi is fermented for 450 days to achieve the perfect chewiness. It is said to be great for your skin and digestion too! Unfortunately, it must stay very fresh and expires within 2 days of...


Flavors of Autumn

François Rejeté

Tags food, japan, sweets

Flavors of Autumn

Japan loves its four seasons and to celebrate them in all aspects of every day life. But there is no better place to experience this than at the famous traditional Japanese sweets shop 虎屋 ( Toraya).  This was the display at their newly renovated booth in Nihonbashi’s Takashimaya department store the other day: Of course we couldn't resist and had to get their special chestnut sweet 栗名月 (kuri meigetsu) available for only three days. You can see more of Toraya's beautiful selection on their Chestnut Festival special webpage.