The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is one of the three major dinosaur museums in the world. The dinosaur-shaped snacks sold at the souvenir store outside the museum are not only cute but also delicious, so we highly recommend them. You will want to buy a batch for yourself!
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum "Dinosaur ChildA Japanese confectionary baked in the shape of a three-dimensional dinosaur, named after Fukui, the dinosaur kingdom. It is sold by "Owada," a Japanese confectionery store in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture. They are handmade one by one with homemade bean paste using otebomame (a kind of string bean) from Hokkaido.
When you open the sachet, a Japanese confectionary in the shape of a dinosaur appears from inside. Is it a T-Rex or a Fukuisaurus? So cute...!
They have dull eyes, short arms, and curled up legs. It has a bumpy back and a small tail.
Not only are they cute, but they also taste great. The moist, melt-in-your-mouth thin crust is filled with a sweet white bean paste. When you bite into a piece, the sweet bean paste melts smoothly, and its elegant sweetness envelops your tongue. It is so delicious that you will want to keep eating more and more!
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there was no mail order available, but Fukui 291, an antenna store of Fukui Prefecture located in Aoyama, Tokyo, sometimes sells them, so if you want to get your hands on some, be sure to inquire at the store!