Hiyoko Manju: One of the Best-Known Tokyo Sweets
As you may already know, Japan has eased restrictions on foreign tourists since yesterday, and individual trips are now possible.
Without a doubt, Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations for those travelers, but what is the best souvenir there?
I understand the answer varies depending on personal preferences, but if you are a sweet tooth, one of my recommendations is Hiyoko Manju (ひよ子饅頭).
Hiyoko Manju (ひよ子饅頭)
Coincidentally, a friend got me the edible Tokyo souvenir Hiyoko Manju yesterday at JR Tokyo Station on his way back, and today, I enjoyed it.
Today, the confectionery maker has related companies in Tokyo, and this Hiyoko is a Tokyo limited special edition. So the gift box looks luxurious and stylish,
and the filling has a two-layer structure consisting of chocolate-mixed Shiro-an (made from kidney beans) and thick chocolate cream.
This Hiyoko has the same appearance as the original but differs in the filling. The Manju usually comes with Shiro-an mixed with egg yolk, and this one is like a chocolate cake rather than a Wagashi.
|Shiro-an, Wheat flour, Sugar, Chocolate-based food, Cream, Egg, Starch syrup, Chocolate, Reduced starch syrup, Dextrose, Cacao mass, Sorbitol, Trehalose, Leavening agent, Emulsifier, Flavoring (Partially including Wheat, Egg, Milk component, Almond, and Soybean)|
|Salt equivalents||0.1 g|