Kamome no Tamago
One of the more popular confectioneries that people of all ages enjoy is the Kamome no Tamago. Literally translated as seagull's egg, this sweet treat is actually shaped like an egg and has a sweet filling that is enveloped by a sponge cake and outer white chocolate shell. The sweet filling in the middle is made out of a combination of bean paste and egg yolk.
These eggs have been around for more than 6 decades and have been a favorite in Japan for just as long. This treat is a traditional sweet that originates from the Tohoku Region, most specifically in the Iwate Prefecture. It is often purchased by visitors to the area as souvenirs and gives these away as presents to family and friends after a trip to this area.
To eat this treat, all you have to do is to peel away the wrapper and bite into the egg-shaped confection. The outer shell is crisp and sweet since it is usually made out of white chocolate. The next layer is a soft sponge cake while the center is a creamy and sticky mix made out of egg yolk, sugar, and white bean paste.
While the original version of this treat is the one mentioned above, there are other newer versions and flavors also available. These include banana flavored ones, apple flavored ones, and even chocolate filled ones. These can come in a variety of sizes, with some as big as actual eggs and some which are smaller.
You will find these egg-shaped treats being sold in packs of two, three, six, and nine. Some varieties are also available as individual pieces although these are pretty rare. You can also find these being sold in bigger packs that carry between 15 and 20 pieces. These are ideal for bigger families or for when you want to stock up on these treats at home.