Sawakiku "Busu no Kobu" (chrysanthemum)

Suddenly, do you know what "bussunokobu" is? A little disturbing (?) The name is actually a famous confectionery sold by the Iwate confectionery "Sawagiku.

Sawakiku "Busu no Kobu" (chrysanthemum)

Iwate famous confectionery Sawagiku "Busu no Kobu

The name "Busu Kobu" is said to come from a legend about an Ainu tribe called "Bushis" and many crabs that lived in a hollow in the Kuji Stream. The word "bushi" became "busu" and the word "kubuchi" became "kobu," which means "bump," and "busu kobuchi" was born.

Sawakiku "Busu no Kobu" (chrysanthemum)

The confectionary "Busu-no-kobu" is an original Japanese confectionary produced by Sawagiku's president, who became fascinated with the sound of the word. The sweet bean paste is soaked in honey for a day and night, kneaded, sprinkled with "butter shigure" and baked at high temperature.

Sawakiku "Busu no Kobu" (chrysanthemum)

Although small in size, it feels very heavy when held. The bumpy surface of the cake is like a hump, and despite its impactful appearance, it feels elegant in the mouth. As soon as you gently smell the butter, a sticky red bean paste is released and the rich flavor of azuki beans spreads out. The texture of the grains, which still have a hokumoku feeling, is a nice accent. It has a firm sweetness that would go well with astringent Japanese tea.

Sawakiku "Busu no Kobu" (chrysanthemum)

The unique name of the famous confectionery "Busu-no-Kobu" is a conversation starter. You may be surprised for a moment when it is given to you as a souvenir, but once you try it, you will be hooked by its simple taste.