Tamago Boro: Classic Japanese Egg Cookies for Children

Tamago Boro (たまごボーロ) is a classic Japanese egg cookie, as in its word, Tamago (たまご) means egg, while Boro (ボーロ) is the name for confections with roots in Portugal or Spain.

Tamago Boro (たまごボーロ)

Tamago Boro Egg Cookies

In Japan, Tamago Boro is mainly marketed towards children, as the egg cookie has an easy-to-eat small ball shape and quickly melts in the mouth like snow.

Tamago Boro

These cookies are slightly crusty on the outside and brittle on the inside, melting away in the mouth after munching. Besides, it is not sticky, so you don’t have to worry about your children getting their hands dirty.

For those reasons, moms favor Tamago Boro. In fact, when I was small, my mother used to buy them for me. Even adults, many love this snack simply because it’s so yummy.


Iwamoto Seika Tamago BoroImage: Amazon.com

Tamago Boro has long been a favorite in Japan, so several confectionery companies now produce it. Among those manufacturers, Takeda Seika (竹田製菓) and Iwamoto Seika (岩本製菓) are well-known.


Tamago Boro Japanese Egg Cookies

Tamago Boro is a simple & good cookie made with Katakuriko potato flour, egg yolk, and sugar. With a gentle sweetness and an excellent texture, the snack is pretty addictive.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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