Yatsuhashi

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Yatsuhashi
Yatsuhashi nama.jpg
Raw, cinnamon-flavoured yatsuhashi
TypeWagashi (miyagegashi)
Place of originJapan
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice flour, sugar, cinnamon
Assorted nama 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yatsuhashi". This is Japan. Retrieved 2018-10-07.