"Tsukushi Mochi" from Fukuoka's famous confectionery, Josui-an. It is a sticky confectionery made from "Hiyoku rice" such as Tsukushi Plain, which is cultivated with special water.
An elegant package based on pale purple. On both the front and back, the song of plum blossoms on the Manyoshu is written. The price of 9 pieces is 1,080 yen (tax included).
Wrap one by one with paper like a furoshiki. It contains kinako-coated mochi, attached black honey, and a special toothpick.
According to the pamphlet of Josui-an, there are various ways to eat, such as "three-stage style", "attached style", and "honey pond style". First of all, in the "three-stage style" that you can maximize the potential of Tsukushi Mochi.
It's time to eatAt first, just enjoy the mochi as it is. Plump elasticity that repels the teeth that you feel in the softness. Its texture is like fresh mochi. It has a slight sweetness, so this alone is delicious enough.
Next, sprinkle plenty of soybean flour. For the soybean flour, we use the rare "tamahomare", which can only be obtained at 0.5% of domestic soybeans. Since the beans are peeled and then ground, it has a delicate mouthfeel that disappears quickly on the tongue. Only the fragrance remains firmly, and it gently comes out of the nose.
At the end, the black honey that is attached separately comes into play. Kinako mochi with black honey wrapped in trolley is not delicious! You can enjoy a richer flavor by adding rich sweetness.
Attachment flowPut the rice cake on the unfolded wrapping paper and use the empty container as a black honey plate. Enjoy while soaking the mochi in black honey.
The advantage of this way of eating is that it is easy to adjust the amount of black honey to your liking. Black honey is only applied to one side of the mochi when it is applied from above, but this method can be used to cover the entire surface. Since it contains 3 rice cakes, it might be a good idea to find the best amount of black honey.
"Tsukushi Mochi" is simple but can be enjoyed in various ways. There is no doubt that it is delicious no matter how you eat it.