Chateraise sells creative Japanese sweets that are perfect for Halloween. A real food review of 3 types of "black cat", "ghost", and "pumpkin". The price is 140 yen each (tax included).
◆ Black cat
A namagashi made by wrapping home-cooked white bean paste with Neri-kiri bean paste colored black with bamboo charcoal. The eyes are represented by black sesame seeds, the eyes, nose and collar are represented by decorations, and the bells are represented by hail.
Smooth and delicate mouthfeel. You don't feel the flavor of bamboo charcoal, and it is filled with the simple sweetness of white beans. The black sesame and hail that shape the cat's face are good accents.
A steamed bun that is made by wrapping and steaming home-cooked buns with a dough made from domestic Joshinko and yam flour. Eyes are on the black, and the cheeks are colored red.
Moist and plump texture reminiscent of yam stickiness. The azuki bean inside spreads the rich flavor of azuki beans. Elegant taste without being too sweet.
An orange-colored Neri-kiri bean paste wrapped in home-cooked pumpkin paste using pumpkin from Biei, Hokkaido. Azuki yokan is used for the eyes and mouth.
Neri-kiri bean paste with a soft sweetness and pumpkin bean paste with a deep sweetness match. Even if swallowed, the pumpkin flavor remains on the tongue.
By the way, the box that holds exactly 3 Japanese sweets is also Halloween specification. Cute cats and ghosts wearing cloaks and hats. It looks good as a souvenir for a party.