Momiji Manju

Hiroshima Things to Eat

Hiroshima, Japan Jul. 23 Tues 2:16AM

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Momiji Manju are sweet cakes traditionally filled with red bean paste baked in the shape of a maple leaf. They are a local food of Hiroshima, created in Miyajima in the early 20th century. The maple leaf shape represents Momijidani, a popular place in Hiroshima to look at maple leafs. Along with red bean paste, they can be found filled with custard, chocolate, green tea, white beans, cheese, and other fillings. 

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