This Saturday, September 23rd is Autumnal Equinox Day. There is a custom of eating rice cakes.
It's delicious all year round, but it feels even more delicious when eaten according to customs. However, there is a weakness in Ohagi that you cannot enjoy various flavors because you will be full if you eat one.
I found a product "Small Ohagi 3 pieces" that overcomes such weaknesses at Seven-Eleven in Tokyo. This item is packed with three types of mini-sized classic rice cakes (red bean paste, kinako, and black sesame seeds). The price is 180 yen including tax.
Each is a mini size with a diameter of about 5 cm. If you open your mouth, you won't be able to eat it in one bite.
First of all, bean paste. Lightly attached glutinous rice is wrapped in bean paste, and you can enjoy the harmonious texture of the bean paste and the chewy texture of the contents. It is also a high point that you can feel the flavor of azuki beans without being too sweet.
Next is Kinako. The surface is covered with soybean flour sprinkled with soybean flour. Slightly sweet and fragrant with plenty of this flavor.
The last is black sesame. Like kinako, the surface of the mochi wrapped with red bean paste is sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Black sesame is rubbed finely, so when you eat it, the aroma spreads to the full. The crispy and delicate texture is also good.
Assorted rice cakes that you can enjoy the different tastes of the three parties. Three pieces are about the volume of one normal rice cake, so you can't choose one! Please try it.