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Usukawa Manju by Kashiwaya: A Traditional Japanese Confection


Usukawa Manju

Japan is on every traveler's bucket list. This travel destination is so fascinating that it entices millions of tourists from around the world year after year. Aside from its fascinating culture and tradition, Japan is home to countless beautiful sites that will leave anyone breathless and wanting for more.

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Land of the Rising Sun at least once in this lifetime.

For one, there's the hanami season or the cherry blossom viewing season in Naka-Meguro. There's also the world-class Japanese art, architecture, and design that seamlessly and magically combine traditional and modern elements.

Another reason Japan is a must-visit tourist destination is that everything works efficiently here. Travelers from anywhere in the world can attest to how disciplined and convenient life is in the country. Plus, people here are just so friendly and kind. Japanese people are quite gracious and generous hosts – they go out of their way to make sure that every guest has an extremely memorable and wonderful experience.

It is also a fact that Japan has some of the best, if not the best, food on the planet. Japanese people put a whole other level of passion, respect, dedication, and love into every food they prepare, making every dish not only mouth-watering but also so awe-inspiring.

Aside from ramen and sushi, two of the most popular delicacies in the country, you'll also find sweet treats that will leave you begging for more.

Manju is a traditional confection that is made of flour, rice powder, buckwheat, and kudzu. It has a sweet filling of Anko or red bean paste, which is made of boiled adzuki beans and sugar. Other manju varieties have fillings, like chestnut jam, butter, purple sweet potato, matcha, orange-flavored cream, and the like.

Visit our shop today to get your hands on Usukawa Manju from Kashiwaya. Its name literally means thin-skinned manju that has a thin outer layer of dough with a sweet red bean paste filling.

Sink in your teeth to these sweet buns today.





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