Yatsuhashi

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Yatsuhashi
Yatsuhashi nama.jpg
Raw, cinnamon-flavoured yatsuhashi
Place of origin
Japan
Main ingredients
Glutinous rice flour, sugar, cinnamon
Cookbook:Yatsuhashi  Yatsuhashi
For the musician, see Yatsuhashi Kengyo.
Assorted yatsuhashi. Flavors, from top to bottom: tofu, cinnamon, sesame.

Yatsuhashi (八ツ橋 or 八橋?) is a Japanese confectionery sold mainly as a souvenir sweet (miyagegashi). It is one of the best known meibutsu (famous regional products) of Kyoto. It is made from glutinous rice flour (上新粉 jōshinko?), sugar and cinnamon. Baked, it is similar to senbei. Raw, unbaked yatsuhashi (Nama yatsuhashi) has a soft, mochi-like texture and is often eaten wrapped around red bean paste ( an?), and may come in a variety of different flavours.