Benkyodo in San Francisco's Japantown [San Francisco]
- Hiko Ikeda
Although it is not a restaurant, "seated" eating--or drinking can be done inside the store, in addition, it is larger than many restaurants in the city.
What do you guys think of this historical, unique store?
The following story was in the San Francisco Chronicle 6 months ago.
I really like Benkyodo. I think that their selection of housemade mochi and manju is delicious. I brought some home to my relatiives last year and even my grandmother (Nissei) was impressed. Their azuki and white bean filling is so smooth and perfectly lightly sweeted and their mochi is also so fresh and tender. My favorite is the kinako.
I really like Benkyodo! I think that their selection of housemade mochi and manju is very good. The azuki and white bean filling is always so smooth and lightly sweeted perfectly. And the mochi is so soft and tender, you know it's fresh! My favorite is their kinako. I've brought some home to my relatives and my grandmother (Nissei) was very impressed and thought the manju was delicious. It's best to order ahead, if you're looking for specific manju. I've gone by before as a spur of the moment impulse and they've already run out of several different types of manju!
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