Kyoto, Japan Oct. 01 Sun 5:03PM
Kyoto Original Sweets
It is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar and cinnamon. Baked, it is similar to senbei. The original yatsuhashi, is baked with a cinnamon flavor. The more common, however, is raw, unbaked yatsuhashi (Nama yatsuhashi) with soft, mochi-like texture and usually comes with red bean paste inside.
It is one of the most common suveniors to buy in Kyoto, and it is sold everywhere you go. Also they have all kinds of flavors. Matcha, black sesame, cherry blossoms, green apple, mango, peach, chocolate banana... and so on. The paste inside the yatsuhashi is not limited to red bean paste either. they have chocolate, sweet flavored pastes, and sometimes no filling at all.
The classic "Nikki" yatsuhashi goes perfectly with green tea or matcha.
Since they have mochi-like texture, they are sold in either plastic packages or in a box, making is perfect for a suvenior!