Habutae Mochi" - Fukui's famous confectionery, Habutae Mochi Sohonpo Matsuoka-kenHabutae mochi" is a famous confectionery of Fukui. It is a Japanese confectionery that expresses the texture of "habutae," a high-quality silk fabric that is a specialty of Fukui.
The product purchased this time is from the long-established "Habutae Mochi Sohonpo Matsuoka-ken. The ingredients are simple: beet granulated sugar, rice cake flour, starch syrup, and potato starch. The price for a package of 20 pieces is 735 yen (tax included).
The thin, rectangular rice cakes have a strange texture, melting easily while remaining elastic. Its smoothness is like fine silk. The delicate texture of Habutae mochi is different from that of mochi dough used for mochi (rice cake), such as mochi (sticky white bean curd), warabimochi (smooth straw rice cake) and daifuku (soft rice cake).
The main ingredient is a unique blend of glutinous rice from Kameoka in Tanba, Kyoto and mochi flour from Fukui Prefecture. The soft sweetness of the rice is a delight to the taste buds. This simple yet elegant taste may be the secret of its long-lasting popularity. It is also delicious topped with ice cream.
There are many mochi sweets in Japan, but the delicate and light texture is unique to Habutae mochi. If you are in doubt about what to buy as a souvenir of Fukui, try this one!