However, Ikaho has hot spring manju that you should eat side by side .
Gunma Prefecture is a famous stone staircase in Ikaho Onsen, where there is a manju shop that sings "the origin of hot spring manju". "Katsugetsudo" has a store just below Ikaho Shrine at the top of the stone steps.
"Yunohana Manju" in "Katsugetsudo" is said to be the first hot spring manju in Japan, which was devised by the first generation of the store in the Meiji era with the purpose of "Let's make Ikaho's specialty!" As expected, it seems to be a very popular shop because it has an orthodox history, and many customers are lining up for this steamed bun.
The authors lined up around 10:30 am on Sunday. Is the number of customers in line around 30? Everyone is patiently waiting for their turn in the cold wind of Joshu.
We lined up for more than 30 minutes in the extremely cold snow flickering temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. The author who is finally guided to the store. A little more ...!
Finally I got 4 steamed buns! I should have bought more because it was lined up like that ... I'm regretful now, but I'll try it for the time being.
The skin is so soft that it will change its shape just by holding it in your hand. It feels chewy and contains a lot of water.
When I grab it, the skin is thin and fluffy! The red bean paste is a little salty, and the natural sweetness of the red bean paste is accentuated, further refreshing the aftertaste. It's delicious, it's too delicious ... It's the first time I've eaten such a hot spring manju ...!
In addition, since no preservatives are used in the hot spring manju of "Katsugetsudo", the expiration date is until the next day. It seems that it will last for several days if frozen, but after all it is better to eat freshly steamed on the spot.
By the way, on this day, the freshly steamed steamed bun was sold only in the morning. I tried to compare them in the morning and afternoon, but the steamed buns in the morning are overwhelmingly more delicious, so please try them side by side. However, the cold of winter does not make you sick, so it is strongly recommended that you wear warm clothes and be fully protected.