Nakatsugawa in Gifu Prefecture is said to be the birthplace of "Kurikinton". It is different from the yellow chestnut kinton that you eat on New Year's Day. It is a Japanese sweet that is cooked using only steamed chestnuts and sugar and rolled into a colon and chestnut shape. The color is the same as the chestnut fruit.
One of Nakatsugawa's famous confectionery, Kuri-kinton from Yamatsu Foods, is a “self-made” chestnut kinton made from domestic chestnuts. It is sold tightly packed in a pack.
This is very delicious! Not only as Kuri-kinton, it is also excellent when topped with ice cream or baked in a toaster.
◆ The taste of chestnut itself!Yamatsu's Kuri-kinton does not contain any additives such as fragrances, preservatives, and colorings. Furthermore, because it is deep-frozen to minus 28 degrees Celsius, you can enjoy the "freshly made deliciousness" as it is.
The Kuri-kinton in the pack has a cut in 6 equal parts. Take one, wrap it in a chakin or wrap, squeeze it and lightly press the bottom to make a dent, and you'll have Kuri-kinton! Well, tea tea ...
If you think it's crumbled on your tongue, it's sticky and sticky. The slightly sweet taste of chestnut spreads to the finish. The texture is so rich that you can feel the bitterness of the astringent skin. It just uses chestnuts and sugar.
◆ Even if it is frozen or bakedIn addition to making kuri-kinton, it is also recommended to top it with ice cream or lightly bake it in an oven toaster. When baked, it becomes hot and warm, and you can enjoy the aroma like roasted chestnuts. Of course, you can eat it by scooping it with a spoon as it is half-thawed without doing anything. It's chestnut sorbet.
Yamatsu's Kuri-kinton, I bought it at KALDI. The price is 999 yen (tax included). You can also get it by mail order, so if you like chestnuts, please try it!