If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I just love buying mochi and manju from Nijiya market.  Some of my previous posts can be found here, here and here.

It's been a while since I paid Nijiya a visit.  I've tried to stay away.  Usually Nijiya is on my list of grocery stops, but I started realizing that instead of buying ingredients to make meals for the week, I spent most of my money at Nijiya buying chips, mochi and other snacks.

So I stayed away as long as possible, but finally caved in this past weekend. While at Nijiya, I of course had to browse their mochi and manju selection.  I noticed they were now carrying a new set of manju made at the Hogetsu Bakery.

Here are some individual pictures:

This one is always my favorite design.  I love the simple flower, the colors, and the white ball peaking underneath.

This one above actually had a layer of rice flour at the bottom.

This last one reminds of me of a watermelon, though I guess the colors are reversed.

The mochi were purchased at Nijiya:

Nijiya's location:
3860 Convoy St Ste 121
San Diego, CA 92111

However, they come from Hogetsu Bakery, where they are handmade:

1210 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 422-6677

I still have not visited Hogetsu.  It's on my list of places to go to though!


4 Responses to “Pretty manju”

  1. Jeni — September 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    AHHHHH that’s so cute :3
    Oooh it’s in San Diego huh? I guess I’ll be getting my own soon! :D

  2. Kirbie — September 2, 2009 at 10:31 am

    yupyup! And although I’ve never gone to the actual bakery, I’ve heard great things about it and how they offer so many more of these cute manju.

  3. lola — November 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    i love Japanese food so much all this look delicious

    • Kirbie replied: — November 19th, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

      I love the Japanese manju and mochi!

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