I made a trip to Minamoto Kitchoan. I had sampled some wagashi, Japanese sweets, during Japan Week and wanted to try more. The shop’s address is 608 5th Ave., but if you go there, you will not find it. The entrance is around the corner on 49th Street.
The shop is pleasant and the people working there are very friendly and helpful.
I got my favorites, sakuranbo–a cherry with jelly,
and fukuwatashisenbei, a wafer cookie with cream filling.
I also got a peach jelly, which was beautifully wrapped.
The peach jelly was similar to gelatin but a little more firm. I think it’s made from fruit pectin, so it would be vegetarian-friendly.
I also got a mochi and was told to eat it soon so it would be fresh.