Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi: Super Fluffy Puffed Rice Snack
Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet, and as I wrote before, Senbei (せんべい), Okaki (おかき), and Arare (あられ) are traditional rice crackers that represent Japan.
In addition, nowadays, various unique rice snacks are available in Japan, and what I introduce here, Echigo Seika’s Funwari Meijin (ふんわり名人) is among them.
Echigo Seika Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi Flavor
Unlike traditional Senbei, Funwari Meijin (ふんわり名人) is a super fluffy puffed rice snack introduced by Echigo Seika Confectionery in 2005.
Since its release, the treat has gained wide popularity in Japan because of its melting texture.
The product name, Fuwari Meijin, loosely means master hand at making fluffy things, and this treat is one of the fluffiest snacks I have ever eaten.
In addition to having extreme fluffiness, another primary characteristic of the Kinako Mochi rice puff is the use of Wasanbon.
Wasanbon (和三盆) is a traditional Japanese sugar with a mellow taste and an excellent melt-in-the-mouth texture.
Of course, the fragrant Kinako (きなこ) soy flour coating matches perfectly with them, making the overall snack a confection with an authentic Japanese taste.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients used in the Funwari Meijin Kinako Mochi snack.
|Vegetable oil/fat, Mochi-Gome glutinous rice, Sugar (including Wasanbon), Kinako roasted soybean flour, Dextrose, Salt.