I tried NATURAL LAWSON's soup, "Hanpen no Zoni Soup (without Mochi). Although it doesn't contain rice cakes, it is a hearty meal and has a zoni-like flavor. It contains 72kcal, 8.6g (0.21oz) of protein, 0.7g (0.25oz) of fat, 7.2g (0.07oz) of carbohydrates, 1.2g (0.07oz) of dietary fiber, and 2.05g (0.18oz) of salt. 399 yen (tax included).
Hanpen no Zoni Soup (without rice cake)
A large hanpen is used instead of rice cakes in this soup, which is advertised as a guilt-free meal. In addition to the rice cakes, there are also daikon, carrots, komatsuna, shrimp, and yuzu. The soup is flavored with soy sauce, bonito dashi, mirin, and shiitake and kelp dashi for a gentle finish.
There is a generous amount of yuzu peels, so you can enjoy the fresh citrus flavor and the zoni-like ingredients from the moment you put your chopsticks in until the end. The hanpen has a pleasant texture that is elastic and loosens up on the tongue.
There are two prawns in the dish, and their bright scarlet color is pleasing to the eye, and their flavor and crunchy texture is a nice accent. The daikon, carrots, and komatsuna are all cooked softly, and they are even more flaky than the hanpen, giving the impression of falling apart in the mouth. The soup alone is enough for a light lunch. By the time you finish drinking it, your body will be warm.