Genji Pie: Popular Pastries, like French Palmier Cookies

In addition to the Unagi Pie I introduced the other day, the city in Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu (浜松), has one more pastry cookie that it can pride itself on.

And the product I introduce here is the Japanese sweet called Genji Pie (源氏パイ).

Sanritsu Genji Pie

Sanritsu Genji Pie Mini

The Genji Pie is a long-selling pastry snack produced and sold by Sanritsu Seika (三立製菓), a confectionery maker whose head office is in the city of Hamamatsu.

As with the Unagi Pie by Shunkado, it was created, emulating French Palmier Cookies, introduced in 1965. 

Sanritsu Genji Pie Patries

While the former pastry is more of a souvenir or gift, the latter Sanritsu Genji Pie is a much more casual, everyday sweet found in many supermarkets around the country.

By the way, according to the article 源氏パイ on Japanese Wikipedia, the name derives from the NHK Taiga drama Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源義経), which started to air in January 1966.


Japanese Pastries Genji Pie

Sanritsu Genji Pie has heart shapes very close to traditional French Palmier Cookies. The surface is glazed with sugar syrup, which is why the snack has a shine.

These treats feature a pleasant crunchiness and deliver a deliciously sweet taste satisfying you.

Not only does it taste great, but the snack contains as many as 11 billion lactic acid bacteria per package!

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Sanritsu Genji Pie Mini Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Wheat flour, Margarine, Sugar, Whole wheat flour, Fermented flavoring liquid, Salt, Sterilized lactic acid bacteria powder, Flavoring, Carotene pigment 

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (38 Grams)
Calories 202 kcal
Protein 2.5 g
Fat 10.8 g
Carbohydrates 23.7 g
Salt equivalents 0.36 g


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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