It's almost the end of June, but temperatures are much lower compared to annual.
By the way, how many famous sweets in Otaru do you know?
Some western-sweets such as Fromage Double of LeTAO are popular these days, but there are good-old Japanese sweets still.
One of them is PANJU.
These are Panjuu!
Panju is a baked sweet made in Taisyo-era (1912-1926).
It is packed full of Anko (sweet bean paste) inside of crispy thin skin of bread.
Because breads were too expensive to buy a long time ago, they tried to make a delicious sweet at a low price.
Through a trial and error processes, they made Panju finally!
PAN means bread, and JU means manju.(one of traditional Japanese sweets)
At the first time, there was only Panju with anko-taste, but now many tastes such as Chocolate and custard are made.
Some unique tastes are on sale for a limited time only such as Sakura-an, white chocolate and pumpkin.
Kuwataya made many kinds of Panju because it is easy to eat for children.
How sweet they are! :)
I went to the main store of Kuwataya which is located in Otaru Canal Terminal for my lunch time.
|one panju costs only 85yen!|
I ordered 3 of Panjus with tastes of:
1.Mochi-an...rice cake and anko
Mochi-an is my favorite! :^)
It tastes so sweet and delicious as you can see on your eyes...:)
There are also many kinds of sweets and smoothies in Kuwataya.
And the names of them are so unique!
I love the name of strawberry crape...it is named "Ichigo no Hatsukoi",
which means "fist love of strawberries"! cute :)
Kuwataya is located in Otaru Canal Terminal.
It takes about 5min. by Canal plaza, 10min. by Otaru station.
It opens for 9:00 to 19:00.
Website of Kuwataya is here. (written in Japanese)