An afternoon visit to Higashiya for wagashi…
It’s been awhile since the last visit! Remember the persimmon leaf tisane and that crazy good warabi mochi?
A quartet of four favorites. I always intend to save these sweets for tea, but end up devouring them all the minute I’m back in the hotel room. No point in trying to resist.
If I could have only one, it would be this date, stuffed with fermented butter and a single roasted walnut. Need to find out where they make/get that butter from. It is divine.
This one features a cube of butter (it’s all about the butter!) rolled in black sesame seeds and then wrapped in sweet potato-white bean paste.
Raisins steeped in brown sugar and shochu, then wrapped in matcha-bean paste.
Brandy jelly wrapped in mashed chestnut paste.
I should have bought more ^-^