Interior Content: Rice Wafer: 6 pairs (12 wafers); AN Bean jam: 6 packets x 35g (1.23oz)
MONAKA Japanese wafer is one of the most popular and classic confections in Japan along with YOHKAN sweet bean jelly and OKAKI rice cracker. MONAKA Japanese wafer is composed of AN bean jam and rice wafers, and its contrast characterizes its flavor and texture. We have developed and are pleased to offer this premium MONAKA. Gentle and sweet taste of AN and fragrance of rice wafer expands in your mouth, and the contrast between unique and sticky AN bean jam and crispy wafer creates a supreme texture. We Hibiki-an selected both AN bean jam and rice wafer from well-established manufacturers. The bean jam is from a company located in an area of in Kyoto known for Japanese traditional sweets. The rice wafer is from a company in Ishikawa prefecture, an area is famous for its rice fields. This combination makes premium MONAKA.
AN bean jam, which is healthy and not too sweet, is made of AZUKI soybeans and sugar. Our selected AZUKI soybeans are grown in Hokkaido prefecture, located in northernmost Japan, the most famous production center of highest quality AZUKI. Long established company in Kyoto processes its AZUKI, and makes refined taste of AN bean jam. Rice wafer manufacturer complies with traditional way of making wafers. They press the rice cake in a traditional mold and expertly grill each by hand, ensuring a perfect crispy and toasted wafer.
The name of MONAKA originates from Japanese traditional poem which was written about 1200 years ago, describing "bright full moon reflecting on the surface of the water." After 1000 years, one confectioner created this classic sweet associated with this poem, and since that time, MONAKA has been a well-loved treat not only in Japan but outside Japan for more than 300 years.
MONAKA is AN bean jam sandwiched between two crispy rice wafers. So that you can enjoy the crispy texture of our premium MONAKA, the AN bean jam and rice wafers are packaged separately. It is enjoyable to make MONAKA at a tea party. We also chose SAKURA cherry blossom shaped wafer, which symbolizes spring in Japan. Once you try our delicious MONAKA, you will feel that spring is on its way!
Would you enjoy having our confection with our Japanese Green Tea?
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