#434 Manju

Manju are a popular Japanese sweet.

They are soft, sweet and light.

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The outside is made from flour, rice powder and buckwheat flour.

The inside is filled with red bean paste (called anko).

They’re delicious and super cheap.

Manju came to Japan from China around 700 years ago.

They’re now an important treat and many regions have special manju, like Momiji Manju in Hiroshima which is shaped like a maple leaf.

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They can also be filled with many delicious things – like cream, chocolate and matcha.

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