I love how pretty the handcrafted manju from Hogetsu Bakery are. Since Hogestu is a bit of a far drive for me, I rely on Nijiya's supply of Hogetsu Bakery's manju to fulfill my needs. I am always browsing Nijiya for any new offerings. My previous post on these beautiful creations can be found here.
Here is what I found on my last visit to Nijiya:
To create the beautiful flowers and other designs, a very sticky jelly type material is used. The taste is that of a really sweet bean cake. I can never eat more than a couple bite of these at a time, but they are so pretty that I keep coming back for more. It's hard to eat them though because they are just so pretty!
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