Sendai Sweets: Hagi no Tsuki & Zunda Mochi
I have not visited Sendai City, Miyagi, for years. One reason is that, because of the covid-19 pandemic, I couldn’t get the opportunity.
But thanks to the Omiyage (お土産: souvenir) fair held in an Aeon mall, I could obtain these Hagi no Tsuki (萩の月) (Price: 830 yen) and Zunda Mochi (ずんだ餅) (Price: 550 yen) Sendai sweets yesterday.
The Omiyage fair offered various edible souvenirs from around Japan, and what caught my attention first were the very well-known Sendai sweets, Hagi no Tsuki, and Zunda Mochi.
Hagi no Tsuki (萩の月)
Hagi no Tsuki, officially Sendai Meika Hagi no Tsuki (仙台銘菓 萩の月), is a signature product of the confectionery maker Kasho Sanzen (菓匠三全) that’s been on sale since 1979.
Its literal meaning is the moon of the bush clover. Hagi (萩: bush clover) is a flower representative of Sendai City, and this Manju-like confection is just like a full moon.
The dough is fluffy, like castella cake, filled with custard cream. Hagi no Tsuki is as well-recognized as Hokkaido’s Shiroi Koibito langue de chat cookies in Japan and is a must-try sweet of Sendai.
|Milk, Egg, Sugar, Wheat flour, Reduced starch syrup, Dairy product, Butter, Starch, Trehalose, Glycine, Emulsifier, Flavoring, Leavening|
|Salt equivalents||0.08 g|
Zunda Mochi (ずんだ餅)
Unlike Hagi no Tsuki, if you can prepare Mochi rice cakes, Zunda Mochi is relatively easy to make (like this). So if interested, why not try it?