Sweets Week: Day 3: Minamoto Kitchoan

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m a fan of Minamoto Kitchoan.  I’ve tried a number of wagashi here.  This time, I tried something a little different from what I would try, the oribenishiki.  This is a little cake made with a red bean paste and chestnut filling. Inside the thin pastry wrapping is a darker filling of red bean paste and then a lighter whitish filling in the center of chestnuts.

oribenishiki

Verdict: I like the thin outer pastry layer. The chestnut layer was pleasant, as I am a fan of chestnut. The red bean layer tastes like sweetened mashed beans. Having a bean flavor in a sweet is a new concept to me, and while this particular example was executed very well, it’s not to my taste. However, if you do like this type of pastry, I would rate Minamoto Kitchoan’s as very good.

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3 responses to “Sweets Week: Day 3: Minamoto Kitchoan

  1. I love that place! The confections are so unusual and just breathtakingly beautiful to behold.

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  3. They weren’t displayed long in my house, as I remember as soon as they were baked, they were eaten. Although they are a beautiful and calming sight, making sugarcraft flower-topped cupcakes from scratch conjures up anything but calm. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

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