Speaking of Hiroshima souvenirs, Momiji manju! ... is also delicious, but there are many other attractive souvenirs! From standard sweets and sweets to local alcoholic beverages. Here are 15 great souvenirs to bring back pleasant memories of your trip to Hiroshima.
1. Momiji manju
It is a sweet that contains bean paste inside a castella dough shaped like a maple, and is a souvenir representing Hiroshima. Koshi-an and Tsubuan are the staples inside, but recently there are so many types of them, such as cheese cream, chocolate cream, custard cream, and matcha flavor.
2. Yamadaya “Toyoka”
This is a toyoka. It is made by wrapping azuki bean paste in “mochi flour” dough refined from glutinous rice and baked to a light and soft texture. It has a pleasant texture and a mellow flavor that goes perfectly with green tea.
3. Nishiki-do “Nama Momiji”
Nama momiji is made from momiji manju, a souvenir representing Hiroshima. It is a moist and elegant manju made with rice flour and rice flour from Hiroshima prefecture.
4. Kameya “Kawadori Mochi”
It is a famous Hiroshima sweet made by sprinkling kinako (roasted soybean flour) on soft gyuhi and adding walnuts. It is a raw confectionery with a simple and gentle sweetness that spreads in your mouth. The texture of walnuts is accented with a chewy texture.
5. Kashihara “The Originator of Hassaku Daifuku”
“Hassaku Daifuku” has become a very popular product in recent years as a new face of Hiroshima confectionery. It is a Japanese confectionery filled with fresh hassaku wrapped in white bean paste inside a mochi kneaded with mandarin oranges. You can also buy them inside Hiroshima Station or at souvenir shops.
6. Backen Mozart “Roasted Barley Cookies”
The “Freshly baked roasted barley cookies” won the 2016 Monde Selection Gold Award. It is a popular cookie that uses nutritious eggplant barley rich in vitamins and minerals, almonds imported directly from California, and refined Japanese sugar.
7. Yamato Foods “Remosco”
It is a new sensation seasoning remosco using Hiroshima lemon juice and skin from the Seto Inland Sea. Using seaweed salt made from seawater from the Seto Inland Sea, the sourness of lemon and the pungency of green pepper are the best match. It can also be used in deep-fried foods, stir-fry foods, pasta and salads.
8. Mishima Foods “Yukari”
The representative long-selling “Yukari” of Mishima Foods. It is made with a base of refreshing red shiso. It can be used not only for rice or onigiri, but also for daring with pasta and vegetables.
9. Kurasaki Marine Products “Oil & Oyster”
It is a popular product that has been featured in various media, such as “Himitsu no Arashi-chan” (TBS) and “Legal Consultation Office with a Queue” (Nippon Television). It is made of oysters that grew up in a fish farm in Hiroshima Bay fragrantly baked, seasoned with soy sauce and soaked in corn oil.
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10. Hiroshima's Sake : Hara Honten's “Horai Tsuru”, Kamotsuru Brewery “Kamotsuru”
Sake is also delicious in Hiroshima! Hara Honten is located in Hiroshima, and was founded in 1805, and is a long-established store with a history of over 200 years. “Horai Tsuru” has a rich aroma and a refreshing taste.
Kamotsuru Sake Brewery “Kamotsuru” is a nationwide well-known brand, Daiginjo with a good balance of mild aroma, gentle mouthfeel, and moderate richness. It is a Japanese sake that is synonymous with Hiroshima.
11. CARP Baseball Gallery Carp Goods
Hiroshima is the Carp, and the Carp is Hiroshima. You can't miss the baseball team's goods that you'll want even if you're not a Carp fan. There is also a large selection of posters and postcards of players, and original goods limited to stores.
12. V-POINT Sanfrecce Hiroshima Goods
Speaking of soccer in Hiroshima, it's Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
There are souvenirs that are appreciated by a wide range of people from children to adults, such as face towels and uniforms with player names, trading cards and hats.
In addition, the collaboration product with local soy sauce manufacturer Kawanaka Shoyu, “Rich Natural Soy Sauce Sanfrecce Bottle,” is also popular as a new souvenir product.
13. Kumano brush select shop “Makeup brush, writing brush, painting brush”
About 80% of Japanese brushes, including paintbrushes, calligraphy brushes, and makeup brushes, are produced in Kumano Town. Craftsmen have selected animal hair of the right kind for the purpose of use, and each strand is made by hand. Therefore, painting brushes are famous for their different drawing tastes, and makeup brushes have a good texture.
14. Hattendo “Custard Cream Bun”
It needed a period 3 years to make it perfect. That "cold"supreme custard cream bun that is the result of an error during a trial. This simple custard cream is combined with a bun that has a good mouthfeel and rich flavor to give it a light and elegant finish. Requires refrigeration
15. Shimagokoro “Setoda Lemon Cake”
A super popular product that has exceeded the cumulative sales number of 3 million units! The lemon cake using Setoda lemon, which is the largest producer in Japan, is the secret of the aroma of a special lemon jam kneaded into the dough. By carefully cutting the peel by hand, it brings out the aroma and umami of the lemon.
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