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Sweets

Beginning with the staple of Hiroshima souvenirs – maple leaf buns –, we present a selection of confectionery, sweets, and local fruit.

Momiji Manju
Momiji Manju
  • Hatsukaichi City

Momiji manju (maple leaf buns) are made from castella dough filled with sweet red bean jam. Recently, numerous variations have appeared, such as chocolate or cheese flavors. Some shops sell them freshly cooked, and these shops are the only places they can be enjoyed steaming hot.

Hassaku Daifuku
Hassaku Daifuku
  • Hiroshima City

Hassaku daifuku (rice cakes with Japanese orange) are a refreshing wagashi (traditional Japanese confection). They are made from sticky rice cakes mixed with tangerine and filled with fresh fruit covered in white bean paste. They can be bought from gift shops or within the precincts of Hiroshima Station.

Yoyo Manju
Yoyo Manju
  • Saka-cho

A mildly sweet steamed manju made from sweet-potato paste and muscovado sugar wrapped in a dough made from purple wheat grown in Saka-cho.

Sake Sweets
Sake Sweets
  • Higashi-Hiroshima City

In Saijo, many different sweets containing sake (Japanese rice wine) can be found, such as sake manju, sake fruit cake, and sake karinto (a fried dough snack).

Tangerines
  • Kure City, Etashima City, Mihara City, Suo-Oshima-cho, etc.

The climate around the Seto Inland Sea is perfect for tangerine cultivation, and one can enjoy the sweet taste of sun-drenched tangerines.

Ocho mikan tangerines originated in Yutakamachi, Kure City, and they are popular all over Japan for their rich sweetness.
Yamaguchi-Oshima mikan are the specialty of Suo-Oshima Island, otherwise known as the “Island of Tangeries,”and are famous for their good balance of sweetness and acidity.

Strawberry/Fig Products
Strawberry/Fig Products
  • Tabuse-cho

Tabuse-cho is a producer of figs and strawberries, and original products containing strawberries such as swiss rolls and jams can be bought.
Also available are a fig jam that captures the refreshing flavor and sweetness of figs, and a fig wine that brings out the sweetness of freshly-picked fruit with a refreshing finish.

Gionbo Persimmons
Gionbo Persimmons
  • Akiota-cho

Gionbo persimmons are larger than normal persimmons, and are full of moist flesh with few seeds. Their astringency is removed, giving them a clean flavor that has earned them the title of “king of persimmons.”

Choco-chan
Choco-chan
  • Akiota-cho

Choco-chan are handmade confections made from sun-dried Gionbo persimmons, which are called “king of persimmons” for their size and sweetness. A superb stick-shaped sweet that combines delicate flavor of persimmons with the sweetness of white chocolate.

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