Where to find this Japanese snack?
I recently had a craving for this and voila, I found it at JTown last weekend! Except that they only had them with cinnamon, almost the only flavour I am not too keen about. They typically come in plain, or with green tea or black sesame.
They are called Namayatsu Hashi or just Yatsu Hashi, originally from Kyoto, Japan (and so I am happy to see them here). Does anyone happen to spot other flavours recently elsewhere in Toronto?
Thanks in advance.
Those look awesome. I've never heard of them -- can comeone explain what the are exactly? Rice flour pastries, I take it? I love black sesame AND green tea AND cinnamon, so this sounds right up my alley.
J-Town the only place for them? Or would they be around at, say, T&T, by any chance?
I'm not sure either, but from the *sounds* of it, perhaps it's similar to the Korean rice flour dough-y snack that I get for Korean Harvest called songpyeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songpyeon
)You can find these, and a fun-looking cake made with coloured & layered rice flour (mujigae dduk) in Korean supermarkets such as PAT. Probably different, but you might like it! Also, they're surprisingly very easy to make. Wonderful for potlucks since they keep well. Yummy.