Sakiyoken "Ohanami Season Limited Edition Siu Mai Man & SakuramanI tried the "Ohanami Season Limited Edition Siu Mai Man & Sakuraman", a spring-only menu item sold at "Sakiyohen", the famous siomai shop. This set contains six petite Anman with Sakura-an (cherry blossom paste) and six petite steamed meat buns with shiumai-an (sour cream paste).
The price is 550 yen (tax included). A dozen siomai-man and sakura-man are neatly packed in a round container with a cherry blossom illustration. You can pick them up as they are, or take them out on a small plate, and the volume is perfect for two or three people to share.
steamed bun with minced pork filling
Siu Mai buns are petite buns with a cute appearance, consisting of a Chinese bun dough wrapped with a filling of Sakiyoken's siu mai. They are also great to eat without heating. It is also branded with Hyo-chan, a character from Sakiyoken.
When you bite into it, you can taste the flavor of dried scallops and the crunchiness of green peas, which is typical of Sakiyoken's siomai. It also goes well with the fluffy manju skin, making it a perfect light meal.
Sakuraman is a spring-like confectionery consisting of cherry blossom colored bean paste made by kneading salted cherry leaves, wrapped in cherry blossom colored dough, and branded with five flower petals on the top.
The cherry red bean paste is based on white bean paste made by straining green beans into a smooth paste, and if you look closely, you can see that it is filled with finely chopped cherry leaves. With each bite, you can feel the fragrance of cherry blossom rice cake, which is so different from ordinary bean jam that you even feel a sense of elegance.
You can eat the siomai buns first and then the sakura buns for dessert, or you can sip hot oolong tea or Japanese tea while savoring the sweet and salty flavors alternately. You can also sip hot oolong tea or Japanese tea while savoring the sweet and salty flavors alternately. Each piece is so small that you can easily take a bite out of it and it will be gone sooner than you think. If you are in a large group, it is recommended to buy the siomai together.