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)
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.
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.
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 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.