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