2012/08/20

Warabimoch -summer sweets-

Believe it or not, autumn has begun in Japan. This is only “according to the Japanese traditional calendar”, though. Actually, still hot! .

warabimochi

When summer comes, a confection known as “warabimochi” gets more popular. It is a jelly-like sweets made from bracken starch and covered with kinako (toasted soybean flour). This traditional snack with a simple taste and smooth mouth-feel gives us not only refreshment but a gentle and nostalgic feeling. It is a bit floury because of kinako, taking moisture in your mouth. So, it always goes with a nice cup of tea!