Saturday, October 10, 2009


I found a new manju set at Nijiya during my shopping trip.  I previously posted on the handcrafted manju from Hogetsu Bakery, sold at Nijiya here, here and here.

There were two different sets available.  It took me a long time, but I finally decided on this one:

This rainbow like one was similar to the ones in previous sets.

I liked how this green one looked, but it was hard to handle.  It was so soft that it easily lost its shape while I was getting out of the container.

This pink one was my favorite:

The handcrafted manju come from Hogetsu Bakery:

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

I still need to pay the actual bakery a visit.  Though I would most likely end up with way too many mochi and manju.

I bought this set from Nijiya:

3860 Convoy St Ste 121
San Diego, CA 92111


4 Responses to “Manju”

  1. 1

    Kirk — October 12, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

    Hey Kirbie – Since you’ve been waiting so long to visit Hogetsu in CV, I’d recommend waiting until around New Year. That’s when you’ll see some stuff that only appears around the holidays.

  2. 2

    Kirbie — October 12, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I was planning on visiting right before Christmas to get some as gifts. Do you think they will have holiday stuff then?

  3. 3

    Nikki Ozoa — February 6, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    I just moved from the Bay Area, North Cal and now in Del Mar, San Diego… Thank you for the tips on where I can get the best Manju around, they are my favorite desert!!! Kinako Manju is what I love the most… I can’t wait.
    I’m on my way.

  4. 4

    Kirbie — February 8, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    Welcome to SD Nikki! I definitely recommend going to Hogetsu directly if you can to buy the mochi. While Nijiya has a pretty selection of Hogetsu’s goods, the fresh mochi at Hogetsu is soo much better!

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