"Hongo Sanchome" is a 3-4 minute walk from Hongo Sanchome Station. I bought two kinds of Hongo famous confectionery "University Monaka" at this store right in front of the intersection. The price is 240 yen each (excluding tax).
This is a process of stuffing bean paste that has been simmered for a long time using carefully selected beans. It is a signboard product from the time of its founding (Showa 7), and there are two types of bean paste, grain bean paste and Hakuin Gen bean paste.
I bought it in bulk and had it put in a small paper bag, but when I took it home, the bottom part was slightly dented. Since it is vulnerable to shocks, if you say "I definitely don't want to lose its shape!", It is recommended to buy a boxed one or prepare a case for take-out.
The crispy and light skin is fragrant, and it goes well with the bean paste that has a satisfying taste. The size is rather large and you can get satisfaction just by eating one.
Hakuin Ekaku is an easy-to-eat dish that has a mellow taste but is not stale. Each bean is big and you can enjoy the texture and taste every time you chew. It is also recommended to enjoy it with coffee.
Hongo Miharado sells not only Japanese sweets but also Western sweets such as "Orange Chocolat Jeanne". Why don't you go looking for a hot tea companion in the coming season when it gets colder?
■ Hongo Miharado Address: 3-34-5 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo