Fukui's famous confectionery "Habutae Mochi". It is a Japanese confectionery that expresses the texture of the high-quality silk fabric "Habutai", which is a specialty product.
This time, I bought a product from the long-established "Habutae Mochi Sohonpo Matsuokaken". Simple raw materials such as beet granulated sugar, rice cake flour, starch syrup, and potato starch. It is said that it is carefully made without adding additives, keeping the exquisite composition. The price of 20 pieces is 735 yen (tax included).
The thin rectangular mochi has a mysterious mouthfeel that melts quickly while being elastic. Its smoothness is like fine silk. The delicate texture unique to habutae mochi, which is different from the chewy white balls, the smooth warabi mochi, and the soft Daifuku mochi dough.
The main ingredient, mochi flour, is a unique blend of glutinous rice from Kameoka, Kyoto Tamba, and mochi flour from Fukui prefecture. The soft sweetness of rice strokes the tongue. This simple and elegant taste may be a secret that has been loved for a long time. It's also delicious to top with ice cream.
There are many mochi sweets all over the country, but the delicate and light taste is unique to Habutae Mochi. If you get lost in Fukui souvenirs, don't miss it!