#377 Yatsuhashi

Yatsuhashi is a Japanese confectionary.

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It is often given as an お土産/omiyage from Kyoto.

Yatsuhashi is a sheet made from glutinous rice flour.

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Served raw it is soft and chewy and often with fillings like bean paste, chesnuts or cream.

If the sheet is baked it has a hard, crunchy texture.

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It has only been sold with the fillings pre-made in the last 50 or so years.

You can even get them in kitkat form:

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If you’re in Kyoto you can visit Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honkan, one of thste longest standing yatsuhashi (since 1805).

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